Evacuation Tags Now Available

First responders are being trained to look for tags like this  |  photo by Flo Hoylman  |  post by Larry Clinton

The Sausalito Police Department and other Marin County law enforcement agencies are now distributing free evacuation tags to be used during evacuation emergencies, such as a fast–moving wildfire. When evacuating their homes, residents are asked to display these tags in a highly visible location, such as their front door, mailbox, garage door, or front gate. Posting an evacuation tag can help first responders save valuable time during an emergency by alerting them that a home has already been cleared.

FHA Emergency Services chair Flo Hoylman has a quantity of these tags. Please contact her if you’d like one. Tags may also be picked up at Sausalito police headquarters at 29 Caledonia Street between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please use the call box outside the building for access to the lobby. Residents are encouraged to take extra tags to distribute to friends and neighbors.

Residents are also advised to keep an evacuation tag in your go bag or next to your front door so you will be able to post it on short notice. Remember to also sign up for AlertMarin and Nixle  to receive location–specific information before, during, and after an emergency.

Additional information about the evacuation tags and their role in an evacuation may be found in a two-minute video created by our local law enforcement agencies, linked below.

Any questions about the evacuation tags or emergency preparedness may be directed to the Sausalito Police Department at (415) 289-4170.