Tag: Wildfires

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

Disaster can strike at any time without warning. National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an annual nationwide campaign held during the month of September which encourages Americans, including the young, old, people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, to plan ahead.   Initially launched in 2004 as an effort by the federal government…

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

The time to prepare for the next natural or man-made disaster is now. National Preparedness Month is an annual nationwide campaign that encourages Americans, including the young, old, people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, to plan ahead because a disaster can strike at any time without warning. Spearheaded by the Federal…

Cal Fire Cracks Down on Drones

When working to stop a wildfire, time is of the essence. Firefighters have minutes to hold back a blaze, and any disruptions can cost property and lives. During the recent Trailhead Fire, firefighting operations were disrupted by a hobby drone flown above the fire to take personal videos and photos. The drone operator was arrested…

Do Your Part During Wildfire Season

As the heart of wildfire season approaches, state fire agencies are asking for the public’s help to prevent wildfires—95 percent of which in California are caused by human activity, according to Cal Fire. As part of the One Less Spark—One Less Wildfire campaign, Cal Fire highlights four major areas of concern that can cause a…