With large wildland fire events occurring nearly each summer, evacuations from neighborhoods have become commonplace during these events. Central Oregon is no stranger to wildland fire. Along with the beautiful mountains, lakes, and rivers, we also enjoy a varied landscape that provides a rich forested setting for business and recreation and increasingly, homes. It is this interface between development and the forested landscape that increases the risk of great losses due to wildland fire. During a major wildland fire, despite the best efforts of fire protection and law enforcement agencies, there still may not be enough equipment and manpower to go door-to-door advising you to evacuate; you should be ready to make this decision yourself.