Eastern Placer County Evacuation and Emergency Preparedness Town Hall - Aug. 17

Published on Aug. 10, 2023 

The eastern Placer County community is invited to participate in a town hall event this month to discuss evacuation planning and strategies along with emergency preparedness.  

This informational session aims to provide the community with a better understanding of what public safety agencies are doing to prepare for wildfire emergencies. The town hall will also provide residents with strategies to enhance their own readiness.

"As your District 5 Supervisor, I urge every resident to participate in the Eastern Placer County Evacuation and Emergency Preparedness Town Hall,” said Placer County District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson. “Our community's safety hinges on our collective knowledge and preparedness. This event is an invaluable opportunity to learn directly from our local experts, to ask questions and to understand how to protect our families and neighbors during an emergency. By attending, you're taking an active role in securing our community's future. Join us, either in person or virtually, as we equip ourselves with the tools to navigate any challenge that may arise."

The event will take place Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, offering both in-person attendance and a virtual participation option via Zoom.

The town hall is a collaborative effort involving key local agencies including the Placer County Sheriff's Office, CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department and the Placer County Office of Emergency Services. 

“Let us remember that preparedness and education are our strongest shields during any critical incident, but especially during fire season. The safety of our community remains our priority and as your sheriff, I urge each one of you to arm yourself with knowledge and readiness. Please join us at the upcoming town hall meeting on evacuation and emergency preparedness, where we can work together to ensure the well-being of our community in times of crisis,” said Placer County Sheriff Wayne Woo.

"At CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department, our commitment extends beyond fighting fires; it's about safeguarding our community in every possible way by ensuring our emergency responders are equipped and our residents are prepared,” said Chief Brian Estes. “The Eastern Placer County Evacuation and Emergency Preparedness Town Hall will provide an excellent platform for us to share crucial insights about the network of allied agencies that stand ready to respond to any type of emergency that may develop in the Tahoe Basin.” 

Event details:
Date:          Thursday, Aug. 17
Time:          6 p.m.
Location:    North Lake Tahoe Event Center
                    8318 N. Lake Blvd.
                    Kings Beach, CA 96143
Zoom link:  https://placer-ca-gov.zoom.us/j/97798167675

The event agenda includes presentations by experts from the participating agencies, who will cover topics such as:

  • Understanding evacuation options and strategies during an  emergency
  • Understanding the network of allied agencies and how they intertwine In North Tahoe 
  • Tips for creating effective emergency evacuation plans for households and communities
  • How to stay informed and receive timely alerts during critical situations
  • Available local resources for emergency assistance and support

This town hall offers a unique opportunity for eastern Placer County residents to engage directly with their local emergency response agencies, voice concerns, ask questions and gain a better understanding of the best practices for emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures.

Town hall and Zoom meeting details are available online, here.