If you live in California, you know that wildfires are becoming as common and dangerous as disasters seen around the world – including but not limited to hurricanes and tornadoes.
This year, California is burning. There is no “fire season.” The dangers are present every day, 365 days a year. That means it’s more important than ever before to be prepared.
On occasion, we work with a variety of fire agencies, such as the Lake County Fire Protection District. They’ve faced deadly wildfires year after year. More than 1,200 homes have been destroyed since the fall of 2015. Because the community is familiar with wildfires, they’re also ready to follow evacuation orders when they come, to prepare their homes, and to prepare their families.
Our organization has installed hundreds of smoke alarms in Lake County homes. We’ve taught hundreds of students in Lake County 4th and 5th grade classrooms. And, we’ve participated in numerous safety fairs in the community to teach people about being ready.
We call that Ready, Set, Go.
In Riverside County, wildfires have become an ongoing threat during the past several years. We’ve worked with Riverside County fire departments to tell the Ready, Set, Go story in a meaningful way. Check out this video:
There is no more unpredictable and dangerous fire than a wind-driven wildfire. As winds change intensity and direction, a wildfire can go from what appears to be a contained, small burn in a backyard to a raging inferno acres in size. And it can happen in minutes. Wildfires can burn so hot and grow so large, that they actually create their own weather.
Don’t let a wildfire ruin your day. Spend the time to learn about our Ready, Set, Go awareness message, and be prepared to survive even the most dangerous wildfire.
A number of fire agencies throughout the State are engaged in the overall Ready, Set, Go! program. These agencies include but are not limited to Cal Fire, the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Orange County Fire Authority, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Riverside County Fire Department, Riverside City Fire Department, San Diego Fire Department, and the California Department of Forestry. The materials developed and made available by California Fire Prevention Organization have been produced with California in mind – these localized and critical messages are useful throughout the Golden Bear State.
We offer Ready, Set, Go seminars to neighborhood associations and homeowners’ groups.
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