Evacuation Drill Scheduled To Test Preparedness

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The Payson Police Department, Payson Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service and Gila County Emergency Management will conduct a fire evacuation drill at 9 a.m. Saturday in the area of Rodeo Ranchos.

Specifically, the drill will evacuate portions of Western Road, Stirrup, Remuda and Rodeo Road.

The drill is designed to prepare and train emergency crews in evacuation techniques, in the event that a wildfire forces evacuations.

This is a voluntary drill and no one is required to evacuate their home.

Roadblocks will be set up near Country Club, Western and Rodeo roads. The roads will be open to travel throughout the drill.

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