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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Gearing Up For Fire Season

In The News


Natural Disasters (Wildfires)


Destruction caused by wildfires in the United States has significantly increased in the last two decades. An average of 72,400 wildfires cleared an average of 7 million acres of U.S. land each year since 2000, double the number of acres scorched by wildfires in the 1990s. In 2015, the largest wildfire season recorded in U.S. history, wildfires burned more than 10 million acres of land. excerpt National Geographic


Photo Credit: Tenaja Fire (Mark Alan Ritter via The Patch)

When is fire season in California?

According to Cheatsheet California has two long fire seasons, Californians see potential wildfire threat almost year round. From October until April, Santa Ana winds kick up and pose a threat to The Golden State. Then, from June until September, summer heat can create perfect conditions for wildfires to thrive. That said, it’s not the summer months that worry Californians. It is the fire season that concerns us.  

Make sure you are ready, set, go for fire season this year.
  • Prepare Now
  • Be Alert
  • Evacuate 

Tools You Can Use 

The Ready for Wildfire site has detailed steps for what to do before, during and after a wildfire.

Help keep firefighters safe by creating defensible space around your home. Creating defensible space around your home is absolutely the BEST thing you can do to help firefighters. Learn how at FireWise.org

Download CAL FIRE Ready For Wildfire App | Prepare your family, home and property in advance of a fire with CAL FIRE's Ready, Set, Go! guide. This includes easy-to-follow checklists for maintaining Defensible Space, hardening your home, creating a wildfire action plan, assembling an emergency supply kit, and evacuation information.

Keep Calm, Thank The First Responders

Please be safe everyone, and heed instructions from local officials during fire season.  

Remember to be kind and neighborly. Together We Shine!

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