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Get Ready for Wildfire

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Hardening your home against embers will help you survive a wildfire. Here are some curated examples of local home hardening.

CalFire

The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties via contracts with local governments.

Preventing wildfires in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) is a vital part of CAL FIRE's mission. While these efforts have occurred since the early days of the Department, CAL FIRE has adapted to the evolving destructive wildfires and succeeded in significantly increasing its efforts in fire prevention. The Department's Fire Prevention Program consists of multiple activities including wildland pre-fire engineering, vegetation management, fire planning, education and law enforcement. Typical fire prevention projects include brush clearance, prescribed fire, defensible space inspections, emergency evacuation planning, fire prevention education, fire hazard severity mapping, and fire-related law enforcement activities.

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OTFSC Local Evacuation Map

This is the OTFSC local evacuation map.

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Everbridge Fresno County Sheriff

To receive emergency alerts from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, sign-up for free through Everbridge. We are currently using this software program to deliver emergency alerts about wildfires directly to your mobile device through call, text and email:
 

https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085614497#/signup
 

You can also download the Everbridge app from iTunes and Google Play.

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PLAN. PREPARE. STAY AWARE.
The geography, weather patterns and number of Wildland Urban Interface communities in California make it a state particularly threatened by devastating wildfire. As catastrophic wildfires continue to increase each year in California, make sure to protect yourself and your family – plan, prepare and stay aware. Property owners and residents in areas most at risk are encouraged to take the steps in CAL FIRE “Ready, Set, Go!” to be ready for wildfire.

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The Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT)

If you are a resident of Fresno, Madera or Mariposa counties - and need help with animal evacuation or shelter-in-place care, please follow the instructions listed below. For Kings, Tulare and Kern Counties, contact your local animal services agency first or text us at our evacuation hotline number.

Fresno County:  Click on the request form link.  https://redcap.link/helpmyanimals

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Listos

Listos California has free print, online, text message, social media and streaming audio and video resources that you can use and share to promote disaster preparedness in your home and community. Help yourself to 100+ resources in more than 20 languages.

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Pacific Gas & Electric

Losing power can be an unwelcome disruption to your life, family and work, so we’ve created preparation tips to keep you safe and your life as normal as possible during a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). We also offer support including free Wi-Fi, device charging, bagged ice, ADA-accessible restrooms and hand-washing stations in affected communities, once the power has been turned off.

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Red Cross Emergency App

Help Keep Your Family Safe. Be ready to respond when a natural disaster or other hazard strikes. The FREE Emergency app lets you monitor for more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts in your town, and other cities that matter to you. Learn how to prepare your family and home, check if loved ones are safe and let them know you’re safe. Select English or Spanish language with an in-app toggle. Compatible with Apple Watch and Android Wearable devices.

Or text: "GETEMERGENCY" to 90999

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FEMA Emergency App

  • Receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide.

  • Share real-time notifications with loved ones via text, email and social media

  • Learn emergency safety tips for over 20 types of disasters, including fires, flooding, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, volcanoes and more.

  • Locate open emergency shelters and disaster recovery centers in your area where you can talk to a FEMA representative in person.

  • Prepare for diasters with a customizable emergency kit checklist, emergency family plan, and reminders.

  • Connect with FEMA to register for disaster assistance online.

  • Toggle between English and Spanish.

  • Follow the FEMA blog to learn about the work FEMA does across the United States.

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Google Drive

  • Save unreplaceable documents online where they cannot be destroyed.

  • Take a picture of title papers, passports, insurance documents, wills & testaments.

  • Keep copies of documents away from fire, flood and other disasters.

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