Introducing “Know Your Zone”
Calabasas Residents: Prepare Now For Emergencies
November 7, 2022, Calabasas, CA — The members of the non-profit group EPIC-FSC, a Fire Safe Council in the city of Calabasas, want local residents to be aware of a new campaign to prepare for emergency evacuations called “Know Your Zone.” Calabasas has joined a number of local cities and Los Angeles County agencies implementing this important campaign designed to inform residents about their evacuation routes and offer updates on evacuation situations.
It’s easy. Just google ZonehavenAWARE to view an interactive map where locals can input their addresses to find their evacuation zones and access real-time updates and shelter options. The app will help streamline first responders’ and residents’ responses to emergencies, according to the city of Calabasas.
“Using the Zonehaven AWARE platform, first responders and residents will refer to the same set of Zone maps used for planning and conducting evacuations,” the city of Calabasas said in a news release. “Beginning with the Santa Monica Mountain region, residents can now see their ‘Zone’ and have access to information about emergency services in their zone, see real-time zone status updates, shelter options, and more.”
Residents are also encouraged to check the evacuation zone for other areas they frequent, like school, work, or loved ones’ homes. In an emergency situation, alert notifications from the city and county will refer to these emergency zones.
The campaign is a collaboration between the cities of Agoura Hills, Malibu, Hidden Hills, and Westlake Village and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 3rd District office, a region that falls in high-risk fire areas.