California is experiencing its driest year ever - fire season is year round! The fires raging in the Southland are harsh reminders that we live in a beautiful but hazardous area.
Long before fire threatens, plan your evacuation. When evacuation seems likely, put your plan into action.
Make a list of items you want to take with you during an evacuation.
Here’s an example, but prepare your own list.
Have a flashlight and portable battery operated radio on hand at all times
important documents (birth certificates, passports, insurance papers & inventory, personal financial records, phone & address books, tax records, computer back up discs, children’s school records, inoculation & vaccination records, photos, art)
pet, pet food, leash, carrier
child’s favorite toy
• Keep your “Important Stuff” list handy; on the fridge, for example
• Keep sturdy boxes ready for collecting things on your list.
• Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit (see below).
• Have a corded phone in the house. Cordless home phones do not work when the power is out.
• Copy all important documents and store with a friend or family out of the area.
• Keep a regular address book in addition to what may be stored in your computer or cell phone as this equipment may not work if power is out or towers are down.
During fire season, always have at least half a tank of gas in your car. Gas stations may not operate if power goes out. And you may not be able to evacuate by the shortest route out of your area.
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SUPPORT FIRST RESPONDERS IN A SPECIAL WAY!
Senator Mike Morrell has sponsored SR 40, a Resolution Honoring all First Responders in California by establishing First Responder Day! Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council is asking for letters of support for this First Responder Day designation. A short letter to the Senator's office is all that is requested. A sample letter is available below for your convenience. Letters from individuals as well as organizations are welcome. We would like to get as many letters in by July 15th.
Please share this request far and wide throughout the state. Click on button to see full Resolution
The Senator's office said, "Email is preferable. However, in order for the letter to be recognized it needs to have a signature. The best way to do this is to provide a letter with an electronic signature or to scan a hardcopy." If you can't scan and attach, you can mail to the address below.
Please address your letter to:
Senator Mike Morrell
State Capitol, Room 3056
Sacramento, CA 95814
Her email is Rebecca.Fontaine@sen.ca.gov, her phone # is 916.651.4023
Thank you for considering the support of this important day to honor those who serve - and an extra thank you if you are among them!
Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council