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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Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council
Join us for the Inaugural FIRST RESPONDER DAY!
The Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council and State Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) invite the community to participate in a day of recognition for local emergency personnel at the inaugural California First Responder Day at Snow Valley Mountain Resort.
First responders and their families, as well as the community, are encouraged to attend this special event. Planned activities include opportunities for kids to explore fire trucks, ambulance, police vehicles and helicopters. While meeting first responders there will also be demonstrations, safety information and special visits by Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog. Food vendors will also be onsite.
Senate Resolution 40, authored by Senator Morrell and adopted by the State Senate, designates September 23, 2017 as First Responder Day in California.
“California is prone to earthquakes, wildfires, flooding, and other disasters that all require active preparation and response efforts,” said Senator Morrell. “At the heart of our state’s emergency action capability are its first responders. No greater courage is demonstrated than that of the dedicated heroes who run into harm’s way rather than away from it. This day is one of gratitude and appreciation. I am honored to take part in recognizing these men and women.”
WHAT: California First Responder Day
WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Snow Valley Mountain Resort
35100 State Hwy. 18
Running Springs, CA 92382