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Emergency Preparedness Things to Do
Sign up for Deschutes County Emergency Text Alerts. You will be among the first to know the latest emergency updates and evacuation notifications. Be sure to use your Black Butte Ranch street address, and include local and cell phone numbers.
1. Text “COFIRE” to 888-777 to receive wildfire and prescribed fire text alerts or click here.
2. Central Oregon Emergency Information Network. (CEOIN)
SIGN UP to receive CEOIN information and alerts here.
In the event of an emergency, the Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will go into effect. During an emergency, we make every effort to communicate with BBR property owners. Your well being and our surrounding communities are important to us. Our priority is our homeowner, guest and employee safety, and we are monitoring the situation and in constant contact with authorities.
We will update communications via these channels as the situation changes.
- WEBSITE: This Emergency Updates webpage will be the primary conduit for Ranch information. (Click the Emergency Updates link at the bottom of each BBR webpage for easy access.) This page will include links to official sources of information.
- EMAIL: Subscribe to the View from the Ranch email list for owners, for important news items that are sent as needed to BBR owners.
- VOICE MESSAGE Emergency phone message line 541.595.1502 (Levels 2+)
- CHANNEL 3: Bend Broadband Cable Channel 3 (on Ranch only) will provide info sources
- PHONE: Welcome Center (General Information) 541.595.1252
- PERSONAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES: Call 911
Should an evacuation become necessary, our BBR Police and Fire departments will work in conjunction with the Deschutes Co. Sheriff’s department, Search and Rescue and other agencies to assist.
You should also sign up for the Deschutes County Emergency Alert System
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s office is in charge of evacuations. Call at 541-693-6911.
Deschutes County Evacuation Levels
LEVEL 1 BE READY
LEVEL 1: means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons 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 GET SET
LEVEL 2: “GET SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.
LEVEL 3 GO
LEVEL 3: means”GO” evacuate now. 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 available 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.