Know Your Zone: Eugene/Springfield Emergency Preparedness

Eugene Springfield Fire has developed Emergency Evacuation Zones to be used in case of an emergency (i.e. severe weather event, wildfire, flooding, etc.) requiring evacuation. The Evacuation Zones allow community members, emergency services, emergency managers, and 9-1-1 to be on the same page when initiating a mass evacuation due to an emergency. 

The interactive map below of the zones and evacuee assembly points gives community members the opportunity to enter their address and learn their evacuation zone number. Emergency evacuations will be communicated through emergency notification systems as well as regional radio stations.

Zones will be identified by number and informed to evacuate using Lane County Level 1, 2, and 3 evacuation system:

LEVEL 1 – BE READY: You should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media for information. This is the time for preparation and the precautionary movement of people with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2 – BE SET: You must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is a significant danger to your area. You should either voluntarily relocate outside of the affected area or, if choosing to remain, be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. You may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at your own risk.

LEVEL 3 – GO: Leave immediately. Danger to your area is current or imminent and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be able to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive. Entry into evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe.

Published by, and shared from, the City of Eugene website.