Each year California highlights the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness by declaring a week in May as “Wildfire Awareness Week.” On Monday, May 8th, several agencies came together to kick off Wildfire Awareness Week with a joint press conference and to remind California residents of the dangers posed by wildfires.
“We are all in this together,” said Mark Ghilarducci, Director of California’s Office Of Emergency Services.
“We want to make certain that the resources get to the right place, the right kind of resources are getting to the right place and that we do as much as we can to protect lives and property through these types of events,” Ghilarducci said.
Despite record amounts of rain this winter, California has already experienced about 500 fires this year. With an estimated 100 million trees killed as a result of … continue reading »
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It’s not a secret that having a back-up plan is a pretty fine idea in day-to-day life. Construction on your way home from work through your usual route? Back plan: Use a couple quick back roads to go around. Success.
These plans are also handy when you’ve got an emergency situation. Most emergency response agencies recommend make hard copies of all your important documents, like insurance, tax and bank records. Of course this is a good idea. Moreover, most emergency response agencies recommend making digital back-ups to your physical copies. This could include back-up PDFs of your bank records and whatnots, as … continue reading »
Today, April 19th, marks the 18th anniversary since the deadliest domestic terrorist attack on American soil. On the morning of April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck with explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and at 9:02am, a massive explosion occurred which sheared the entire north side of the building, killing 168 people and injuring more than 600 others.
“Even though it’s been 18 years since this national tragedy unfolded before our eyes, the grim pictures and stories from Oklahoma City that day will always make it feel like it was just yesterday,” said Mark Ghilarducci, Secretary … continue reading »
Cal EMA Secretary Mark Ghilarducci and other emergency management leaders in California join a briefing on Northern Ops in Tehama County.
Picture from Helo Base: pic.twitter.com/Hwq4ieDo
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