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  • Know Your Fire Evacuation Zone # - (Map from GRF)

  • Congressman DeSaulnier's (Contra Costa County) Town Hall on the State of Fire Prevention with fire safety experts: getting prepared and what resources are needed

  • Contra Costa County Fire Protection District - 2020 Open House Virtual Tour - behind the scenes tours of emergency response capabilities

  • Fire safety Tips for Seniors

  • The Science Behind Firefighting






  • Food Safety during Power Outages (PSPS) - Refrigerated Food: When to Save It and When to Throw it Out"

  • Brochure: "Are You Prepared for the Next Public Safety Power Shutoff?" (PSPS) - (From Independent Living Resources - ILRSCC)

  • EBMUD: Preparing for PSPS during high fire risk period

  • PG&E Webinar:  Wildfires and PSPS - 6-10-20 

  • PG&E: Wildfire Safety Shut-Off Alerts.  Sign up for alerts

  • PG&E: Video: Explaining the "Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)"

  • Selecting the right generator (ONLY solar or battery-powered)

  • Preparing for "Power Down" (using generators)

  • Planning for PSPS



  • 8 -31-23 CWSU - Wildfire Safety Update

  • Public Safety/Wildfire Presentation (Tom Cashion, GRF Public Safety Manager)

  • Shelter info - post-disaster or evacuation:  Text “shelter94595” to 43362 for open nearby shelters

  • Wildfire Preparedness & Evacuation (Rossmoor) - How to get Ready

  • FEMA Wildfire Preparedness - July 12, 2022 - slide show

  • Calif. Counties Facing the Greatest Wildfire Risk

  • Front Door Evacuation Notice

  • "7 Saturdays to a More Fire-Resistant Home" (PG&E) - Videos

  • Know Your Fire Evacuation Zone # - (Map from GRF)

  • Congressman DeSaulnier's (Contra Costa County) Town Hall on the State of Fire Prevention with fire safety experts: getting prepared and what resources are needed

  • Know your Fire Evacuation Zone # - Spreadsheet

  • Wildfire Safety Update: Contra Costa Fire Protection District (5/18/21): YouTube video

  • Wildfire Safety Update: Fire Ecology & Office of Emergency Services (Recorded 7/7/2021): YouTube video

  • Wildfire Smoke and your Health - Video #1Video #2

  • Wildland-Urban-Interfaces (WUI) related to wildfires

  • Video: 3 main causes of wildfires

  • Wildfire Evacuation Checklist

  • How to put on and take off a smoke mask (particulate respirator)

  • What kind of a smoke/respirator mask should I get?  (You can find them on Amazon at reasonable prices)

  • Masks and N95 respirators (FDA)

  • Kids and smoke exposure - why they should not wear masks

  • Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation (Contra Costa County)

  • PG&E:  Community Wildfire Safety program (website)

  • PG&E:  Community Wildfire Safety Program - (April 15, 2021 presentation) - YouTube Video pdf

  • PG&E:  Safety Action Center (and sign up)  (website)

  • PG&E:  Emergency planning tips for people who rely on electric or battery-dependent medical devices

  • Wildfire Tracker Map (Get up-to-date info on current fires)

  • Cal Fire - Current Fire Incidents - Follow Cal Fire on Twitter

  • InciWeb - Fire Incident Information (not Cal Fire)

  • Fire-Threat Map

  • Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan (Prepare for Wildfire)

  • Air Quality Notifications

  • Air Purifiers - Now is the time to buy (ahead of fire season)

  • Air Quality Data - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Air Quality - Alerts & forecasts (Contra Costa County)

  • Air Quality - Walnut Creek

  • Air Quality - California

  • Air Quality - California Smoke Info

  • Air Quality - Spare the Air Alerts (and sign up)

  • History of California wildfires

  • Preparing for a wildfire (and what to do during and after) - (

  • Tips on reducing health risks in smoky areas

  • Video:  "When the Fire Starts" (FEMA)

  • Video:  A firefighter talks about how weather is changing in California

  • ABAG Fire Study - Bay Area Risks, Plans, Strategies

  • "Every Cloud Must Have a Silver Lining" - EBMUD

  • "Invest in Resilience" - EBMUD

  • "Killer Heat in the U.S". - The Future of Dangerously Hot Days

  • Why fires start on Transmission Lines when local power is cut off in local areas on Distribution lines



  • Camp Fire: "When survival means shelter - How temporary refugees saved lives during Camp Fire"

  • California's Wildfires 500% Larger - The Atlantic

  • "No more typical fire season - may be year round" (CBS News)

  • "Camp Fire created a black hole of communication" (Mercury News)

  • Left behind by the Camp Fire: Up to 8 million tons of debris (L.A. Times)

  • Here's how Paradise ignored warnings and became a deathtrap  (L.A. Times)

  • Most of Paradise victims were older, disabled (

  • California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution (AP News)

  • How 20 Major Fires have Ignited California since 1991 (SF Chronicle)

  • Governor declares state wildfire emergency - Sacramento Bee

  • Rossmoor News 11-1-17 article (reprint) on mass evacuation and alternative gates



  • Drought Monitor

  • "Climate Change Will Only Make California’s Weather Whiplash Worse" (article)

  • Impact of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire across western U.S. forests (article)

  • Climate change is tipping the scales toward more wildfires (article)





  • Bay Area Earthquake Handbook

  • Earthquakes - LIST of recent (3.0 or greater)

  • "Drop, Cover and Hold On" Earthquake Preparedness

  • Earthquake Info Sheet - pdf (summary of what to do in earthquake)

  • Earthquake Preparedness Guide for Seniors and those with Disabilities

  • Resources (links) for Seniors and the disabled

  • Area Fault Map  /  Regional Fault and Probabilities Map

  • HayWired - Outsmart Disaster  |  (A hypothetical, yet scientifically realistic and quantitative depiction of what would happen if a 7.0 earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area)

  • HayWired - U.S.G.S - Earthquake scenario - video

  • HayWired -U.S.G.S. - Earthquake Scenario Fact Sheet

  • Bay Area Earthquakes (recent)

  • Sign up for ENS (Emergency Notification System - USGS)

  • "The Great Earthquake Prep Game" - AAA guide to disaster preparedness

  • "What to do in an Earthquake" - Digital picture story

  • News story:  "What a Major Earthquake would do to San Francisco"

  • Journalists' Guide for Reporting Earthquakes





  • "MyShake" Early Warning Alert App.  

  • "Shake Alert" App (USGS) - Video - Website

  • Videos: "The Great California Shakeout & Preparedness"  (Scroll down to "Preparedness Now" video)

  • Video:  Preparing for an Emergency for those with access issues and special needs

  • 2 short videos: what to do when you don't have something to get under and training on how to drop, cover and hold on

  • Video: what to do in an earthquake when you are in bed

  • Video: "When the Earth Shakes" (FEMA)

  • Video: April 4, 2010 7.2 earthquake in Calexico, CA - FEMA

  • Video:  July 4, 2019 earthquake, Southern Calif

  • Video:  "Shake Alert" in California - How Does it Work

  • HayWired - Earthquake scenario - video


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