City to hold first-ever wildfire evacuation drill on Nov. 5

Let's avoid this: Gridlock on Highway 50 eastbound through South Lake Tahoe as the town goes under an evacuation order because of the Caldor Fire on Aug. 30, 2021. Photo by Karl Mondon, Bay Area News Group

From Piedmont Fire Chief Dave Brannigan:

On Saturday, November 5, the City of Piedmont will hold our first-ever wildfire evacuation drill. Residents in the Maxwelton neighborhood above Moraga will practice evacuating their homes, while the rest of the city is invited to participate with an at-home preparedness activity. Afterwards, come to Community Hall at 711 Highland Avenue at 10 a.m. for an event debrief, where you’ll have the opportunity to share observations from your experience, ask questions, and speak directly with emergency responders.

I invite everyone to visit to learn more and sign up to participate. Share this link with your friends, family, and neighbors. The more we all take steps to prepare, the stronger and more resilient our community will be in a disaster. I look forward to seeing you on November 5.

Maxwelton Neighbors: Pre-register to Participate in the Evacuation Drill

If you live in the Maxwelton neighborhood (Maxwelton Road, Abbott Way, Echo Lane, and Nellie Avenue), you’ll get an AC Alert notification the morning of Nov. 5 instructing you to evacuate to Community Hall. Emergency responders may knock on your door around 9 a.m. as part of the drill.

If you’re planning to join us in practicing evacuation, please register online in advance.


Citywide At-Home Wildfire Readiness Drill

If you live outside the Maxwelton neighborhood, you’ll receive a different emergency alert on the morning of Nov. 5, inviting you to participate in an at-home preparedness drill.

We’ll send the drill notification using AC Alert, the emergency alerting system for Piedmont and Alameda County. If you’re not registered for AC Alert yet, click the button below to sign up now.


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