Your greatest asset

Your greatest asset

“I think the key to my, our experience is, the fact that we were a very, very tight knit community helped immensely.” — JD, 2020 CZU Lightening Complex Fire survivor We often hear from people that those around them were what helped most in getting through a disaster....
Wildfires run faster

Wildfires run faster

  Remember the wildfire in Bambi? Where Bambi and all other the animals are running for their lives from the wildfire? The fire that was started by an unattended campfire? The scary thing is, this scenario is both realistic — animals try to outrun a wildfire —...
17,325 gardens and a scrapie thingie

17,325 gardens and a scrapie thingie

Photo from InciWeb, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons  “What people don’t often realize is that hand crews are kind of the cornerstone … putting in hand lines, that’s essentially the way we stop the fire from growing.” — Mike Johnson, Assistant Fire...
Can Mary get arrested?

Can Mary get arrested?

  Mary has a little lamb. In fact, she has twenty-seven of them. One day, a wildfire breaks out. Mary, her farm, and all her little lambs are in the evacuation zone. Mary’s lambs and all their moms won’t fit into her pickup truck, so she doesn’t want to go. Can...
Community programs: Firewise and CERT

Community programs: Firewise and CERT

  If you want to go beyond protecting your house from wildfire, and help your community to prepare, there’s some good news. Community organizing takes commitment and hard work. But it can be a lot of fun, and, in the case of wildfire preparedness, there’s help to...