Planning ahead is the best way to do this. Preparing our homes and yards ahead of time gives us the most protection against our property being at risk. Properly training ourselves and our families on what to do if the need to evacuate occurs, we can greatly reduce the risk of any loss of property or life. Here is a guide on how to prepare: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/
I would also like to take this opportunity to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of the brave men & women who are battling to save our beautiful forests and homes here in Oregon. We appreciate all you've done and are doing, and will not forget the sacrifices made for us.