Truckee Police Department

Preparing for an Emergency

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PREPARING FOR AN EMERGENCY | CAR Make sure you have a full tank of gas in your vehicle, and when you can back it into your driveway or garage. RED T-HANDLE If there is a power outage if you pull the red t-handle in your garage to lift the door. COMPUTER Create a personal plan for you and your family. Make sure to keep your plan up-to-date, and accessible to your family members. GO BAG Water, food, radio, flashlight, first aid kit, batteries, whistle, dust mask, moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties, manual can opener (for food), local maps, cell phone with chargers and a backup battery. PET SUPPLIES At least three days of food in an airtight, waterproof container. Have a supply of medicine that your pet takes on a regular basis and their medical record. Have collars, pet carriers, and a current picture of each pet. MEDICINE CABINET At least a week-long supply of prescription medications. Have a list of all medications, dosage, and any allergies. Be sure to have extra eye glasses and hearing aid batteries. CHILD SUPPLIES Infant formula and diapers. SAFE Important family documents such as, copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. SUITCASE Complete change of clothing including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate. SLEEPING BAG OR WARM BLANKET Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate. KEYS, PURSE, CELL PHONE Keys, purse, cell phone. Tell your neighbors, friends, and family to evacuate too.

Understanding Evacuation

If an evacuation order is announced, leave immediately following the directions in the order. Do not attempt to take large amounts of personal items. These orders are only announced when there is imminent threat to life.

The following websites provide useful information for emergency preparedness and planning and information regarding current incidents. Take the time to plan ahead and create your own personal action plan with the useful information that can be found on these websites:

Emergency Alert

As peak of wildfire season approaches, all Nevada County residents are advised to register for CodeRED Emergency Alerts in one of the following ways:

• Visit

• Text ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411 and follow the link to complete the registration.

• Call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211 for assistance from a Connecting Point call agent.

Truckee residents are encouraged to register for Nixle emergency alerts, in addition to CodeRED. which serves unincorporated Eastern Nevada County, and all Western Nevada County. Truckee Police Department and Truckee Fire Protection District utilize the Nixle Everbridge Emergency Alert System as the primary method of communication during critical incidents which take place within the Town of Truckee and Truckee Fire Protection District limits. Both residents and visitors are encouraged to subscribe to stay informed in an evolving event.

Nixle Feed…

Disaster Preparedness with Pets

Creating an emergency plan that includes your pets could save their lives in an evacuation situation. Our Town of Truckee Animal Services Division has some great tips to help you prepare your own plan today.

Tune in to Local Radio

In the event of a local emergency the Town of Truckee will provide information to the community a number of ways. Tune to the local radio stations 1670 AM, 101.5 FM – KTKE, or 780 AM – KOH for late breaking news. Truckee is within the Sacramento and Reno TV broadcast area, and stations from both areas will broadcast Emergency Alerts. In addition, the National Weather Service weather radio may be used.

Evacuation Routes

2020 Ready, Set, Go! Disaster Preparedness Handbook

The 2020 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is a guide that was created to serve as a tool for Wildfire Safety and Emergency Preparedness. The resources provided, from defensible space guidance to “go bag” checklists, have been compiled through collaborative efforts of county officials, local and state agencies, first responders, nonprofits, and community leaders.

If you have not received one in your mailbox, you can collect a copy from:

Town of Truckee Animal Services- 10961 Stevens Ln, Truckee, CA 96161


Truckee Police Department- 10183 Truckee Airport Rd #3306, Truckee, CA 96161


You can also download it in both English or Spanish by going to

English PDF Version | Spanish PDF Version