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Over the last two years (2017 and 2018) California has been severely impacted by wildfires. These wildfires did not only destroy homes, schools and environments, but also impacted far away areas through smoke. Furthermore, wildfires are known to increase the risk of other disasters like flash floods and landslides. Below are resources to help understand how to respond to a wildfire and what to do after.

Resources

American Red Cross - Wildfire Safety External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on what to do before, during, and after a wildfire.

California Department of Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet - Wildfires
FAQs for School Districts and Superintendents

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) - Flood After Fire External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
How to reduce the risk of flooding after a wildfire

FEMA - How to prepare for a Wildfire External link opens in new window or tab.

FEMA - Understanding Mudflow External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Be prepared for a potential mudflow after a wildfire.

FEMA - Wildfire Information Sheet External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
How to stay safe when a wildfire threatens.

Ready.gov - Wildfires External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on wildfires.

Ready.gov - Wildfire Safety Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab.
Social media toolkit to prepare in case of a fire.

Questions:   Lesley Taylor | EmergencyServices@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0559
Last Reviewed: Monday, November 18, 2019
Recently Posted in School Disaster and Emergency Management