Emergency Management


The following information is provided to help Baker County residents prepare for, and be able to respond to emergencies in our area.

Extreme Cold
    -Wear several layers of loose fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing.
    -Wear water-repellant clothing.
    -Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
    -Wear a hat.
    -Make sure small children, the elderly, and those who require special care stay warm.
    -Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
    -Use proper heating methods safetly to prevent fires.

    -If your home is on fire, get everyone out of the house, and call 911.
    -For more information on fire safety click here.

    -Seek higher ground.
    -Be aware of flash flood areas such as canals, and streams.

Power Outage
    -Keep a flashlight and other emergency supplies handy in case of power outages.
    -Check the fuse box to see if there is a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.
    -If you rely on electrical medical equipment, such as ventilators and oxygen compressors, plan ahead by talking to your medical supply company about getting batteries or a generator as a back up source.

    -Avoid handling metal, electrical equipment, telephones, bathtubs, water faucets and sinks, because electric currents from lightening can travel through wires and pipes.
    -Avoid taking shelter under trees.
    -Unplug computers and other electrical equipment.

Winter Storms
    -Make sure your emergency kit is stocked for winter conditions.
    -Buy rock salt to melt ice on walkways and sand to improve traction.
    -Make sure you have sufficient heating fuel.
    -Keep emergency heating equipment and fuel so you can keep at least one room of your house warm.
    -Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure your family knows how to use them.
    -Do not overexert yourself or work outside for extended periods of time.
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  • Jason Yencopal
    Baker County
    2200 4th St
    Phone: (541) 523-9669
    Emergency: 911