Disaster Preparedness

Report Special Health Circumstances in Case of Evacuation!


Can you evacuate if needed?

We cannot promise we can always meet the needs of every citizen in every sort of emergency. What we can do is take steps to set ourselves up for every possible success.

Wintergreen Fire and Rescue would like to know if you or anyone in your family has special challenges of which we should be aware. This is different from the Wintergreen Police Department welfare check program where residents here can request a daily check-in phone call.

For example, if you needed to evacuate your home here in 30 minutes or less, could you? If the answer is no or maybe, we want to be aware of this.

Do you use medical equipment such as an oxygen generator that relies on a battery backup during a power outage? If so, we would like to be aware of this.

Being aware of situations such as this will allow us to dispatch resources more efficiently in the case of a wildfire, severe weather, or other large area threat.

Residents of Wintergreen and Nelson County please complete the adjacent form to be added to this confidential database so that we may better protect you.

Wintergreen Fire & Rescue aspires to establish a database of persons with special circumstances.  For example, persons who require oxygen generators in the homes, or persons who would be physically unable to evacuate if needed.  In a time of disaster, having this information on file in no way guarantees any sort of prioritized attention, however that is the goal.  For those persons not living at Wintergreen, your information will be shared with the appropriate persons in Nelson County Emergency Services.  

List any medical or mobility challenge you may have, such as battery powered heart monitor, wheel chair bound, etc.
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Forest Fire Preparedness


Forest Fires are possible at any time during the year. However, the highest likelihood of a forest fire is during the time period of February 15th - April 30th. If a fire event were to take place on Wintergreen Property or in the vicinity of Wintergreen the administration team of Wintergreen Fire & Rescue would notify the residents using the ALERT Wintergreen notification system. The following alerts may be sent out at the appropriate times during the fire event. If you have not yet signed up to receive these alerts, then click here.

Do your part to prevent wild fires within or near Wintergreen Property. Click on the following links to learn how you can prevent forest fires:

Smokey the Bear
Know the Burn Law
National Geographic, Climate 101
Firewise Community: Preparation

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