California Wildfires

California Wildfires

On November 8, 2018 several wildfires sparked across Northern and Southern California. While they continue to burn out of control it is suspected that hundreds, if not thousands, of homes have burned.

Recent reports suggest there are hundreds of people still missing and unaccounted for. Twitter is active with people looking for missing loved ones. Facebook has pages and groups dedicated to reuniting families and their pets. 

The destruction is hard to comprehend, it is so widespread and so devastating.

Check back often for updates, to donate, to request donations, and to join our Adopt a Family program.

Make a donation to California Fire Relief

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2 days ago

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Don’t let an emergency catch you off guard while you sleep! Practice good #HomeFireSafety by taking precautions throughout your whole house, including your bedroom. A fire hazard can often happen where you least expect it! #IndoorDefensibleSpace www.readyforwildfire.org/docs/files/File/Checklist.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

Don’t let an emergency catch you off guard while you sleep! Practice good #HomeFireSafety by taking precautions throughout your whole house, including your bedroom. A fire hazard can often happen where you least expect it! #IndoorDefensibleSpace http://www.readyforwildfire.org/docs/files/File/Checklist.pdf

 

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1. Scratch all that: hold PGE accountable for their direct complicity in the CA fires.

Sleep with your bedroom door closed.

And why I have 3 exit doors on my tiny 1225 sq house.

4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Might not seem like a lot has changed in 10 years, but smoke alarms have gotten better with age! With new long life batteries, smoke alarms have the ability to keep you and your family safe for up to 10 years. #10YearChallenge Learn more: calfire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/SmokeAlarms.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

Might not seem like a lot has changed in 10 years, but smoke alarms have gotten better with age! With new long life batteries, smoke alarms have the ability to keep you and your family safe for up to 10 years. #10YearChallenge Learn more: http://calfire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/SmokeAlarms.pdf

 

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Beautiful. Perfect lol

That is one part of my job, installing smoke & carbon monoxide alarms😄. Make sure you guys update (install new one for those battery-operated) in 10 yrs, I have mine at home wired to last forever, if there is such thing as forever😁

American red Cross has been installing them for over a year for free, installed by us, the volunteers, contact your local chapter

After reading the comments, I’m concerned. If so called “10 year alarms” only last for a few months or even 2 years, what is the point of getting them? - We used to have the old kind where we had to replace the batteries twice a year. It was a pain, but at least we didn’t need to replace the whole detector. (And they worked fine. At least until the house burned down in the Camp Fire. Lol.)

My brand new smoke detector went off (every time) I would brew coffee.... But when my home in Paradise caught fire and burned to dust and ashes, not one of my smoke detectors went off.

Your lucky to get more than a year out of the sealed 10 year models.

has anyone yet added the voice command: .... i am just cooking @#$% ......by now?

Mine came installed with the house. House was completely redone 3 years ago and it died less than a year in it.

Good deals on 2 packs at Costco. I already started phasing these in, as the batteries die in my old ones.

Carbon Monoxide sensors only last 7 years I believe.

Very clever post.

Both image are the same, hahaha with photoshop smoke. Yes, there are new smoke alarms that speaks back to you

No, smoke alarms HAVE NOT CHANGED. They need to put a LOWER PITCHED SOUND on them, so that hearing aids can work properly with them!! I MEAN IT! THE problem is, deaf ppl who MUST BUY the special alarm with a FLASHING LIGHT.. They have to pay AT LEAST $300.00 for their alarm!! I paid 350 for mine!! So PLEASE, Smoke alarm makers, PLEASE FIX YOUR ALARMS so that deaf ppl Wil be able to buy THEM for less than 30 dollars!! PLEASE!!

San Francisco Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)

Most of them put there probably still have the same battery that they were installed with.

Garbage. Went through 12 so-called 10 year alarms in two years.

The battery died really early on a newer one and then I read that humidity can cause that. Thankfully it beeps when it is dying.

Had to remove them. They went off when we cooked, and no, we didn’t burn dinner. I don’t like not having them but these are useless.

Umm? I hate the smoke alarms with the built in non replaceable battery. They only last me about a year before they go dead.

Clever ad. Sure beats the sheeple who are posting this ridiculous trendy thing! 😂

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4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Attention teachers and community leaders! Get your 3rd-5th graders involved in #CaliforniaArborWeek by participating in this year’s California ReLeaf Poster Contest. Visit arborweek.org/for-educators/ to access lessons plans on the importance of trees and learn more about the contest. Deadline is 2/8 & a cash prize awaits! ... See MoreSee Less

Attention teachers and community leaders! Get your 3rd-5th graders involved in #CaliforniaArborWeek by participating in this year’s California ReLeaf Poster Contest. Visit https://arborweek.org/for-educators/ to access lessons plans on the importance of trees and learn more about the contest. Deadline is 2/8 & a cash prize awaits!

 

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Denise Chaney

Mallorie Nichole

Johnice Orozco

Brian Crabtree

Larissa Wells

Sharon

Jennifer Peart

Emily Heath Wahl, Blake Woods, Beth Console

Vivian Price maybe share with Springs?

Brandon Wishneff can you show this to Erin

Kelly Davis Lugg...too bad lausd can’t get their act together

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5 days ago

CAL FIRE

Congratulations to all the awardees of the #WildfireMitigationAwards, including California's own Pat Dwyer from Logtown Fire Safe Council and El Dorado County Fire Safe Council.Congratulations to the 2019 #Wildfire Mitigation Awardees! Thank you for your outstanding dedication, innovation, and leadership.

READ ON: ow.ly/CUfo30nlTS8 | IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) U.S. Forest Service
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Congratulations to all the awardees of the #WildfireMitigationAwards, including Californias own Pat Dwyer from Logtown Fire Safe Council and El Dorado County Fire Safe Council.

 

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Awesome. Congrats

Congratulations

Congratulations to all of you!!

THANK YOU BROS.

Thank you for all you do.💕

YEAh

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Resources for Survivors of the California Wildfires

Join our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program™ 

One of the most powerful things we can do for people in the aftermath of disaster is let them know we care and they are not alone. That’s what this program is designed to do.

Our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program allows families to adopt other families in need after a disaster. Many times people want to donate to someone specific, someone they feel like they know, someone they can get specific items for.

Below you can register as a family in need or a family who can help. Please register below to be paired with your Bear Hugger family today. 

What to do After a Disaster 

Emergency Food and Water After a Disaster

If you need emergency food and water after a disaster, find an open emergency shelter or listen to local radio or TV for other disaster feeding sites. You can also check with local agencies for food assistance.

If you’re in your home, follow guidelines for food safety after a power outage or flood.

For specific food safety guidelines after a flood visit the USA.gov website and get specific action steps to keep you and your family safe.

Returning Home After a Disaster 

We know you may be tempted, but whatever you do, do NOT attempt to return to your property until your local officials have given the all clear. Though it may feel like it takes forever to get permission to go back, know that local officials want to get you in there just as soon as they are sure that it is safe.

After disasters there are often downed power lines that are hidden under debris, unstable buildings that can fall at any moment, or other hazards you may not be aware of.

Once home, remember disposal is going to be a huge consideration. Keep an eye out for items that will need special forms of disposal. Follow your area’s guidelines for disposing of damaged property.

If your family heirlooms or treasures have been damaged, there are a number of resources for saving them online.

Disaster Relief Assistance

There are several places to look for disaster relief assistance. In addition to your local government you can check the following links:


Tax Relief After a Disaster

Find out if you qualify for disaster relief on your federal taxes.

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Complaints

If you have a complaint about disaster relief assistance, contact the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General’s Office at 1-800-323-8603.

Make a donation to California Fire Relief

California Wildfires
by the Numbers

  • 250,000+ current evacuations
  • 100,000+ acres burned
  • 2,000+ homes destroyed
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    Burning at a rate of 1 football field every 1.2 seconds

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採用活動をする=共に採用に向けて動く!のスタンスは心から尊敬します!
今年も宜しくお願いします!
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