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Wildfire Safety Blog and News from Fire Safe San Mateo.
Oct
21

Red Flag Warning: Wed 10/21 10PM through Fri 10/23 8AM

 

Red Flag Warning & Fire Weather Watches

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Oct
06

Two Basic Wildland Firefighter/lighter Field Day Training Opportunities

Message from Good Fire Alliance:

Fire Forward has scheduled two additional Basic Wildland Firefighter (and Firelighter) Training field days – one for March 6 and one for March 7. If you’d like to attend, please sign up at either of the registration links below, share with folks who may be interested, and make sure you get an early start on the online prerequisite work required for the field day (about 35-40 hours of online training material hosted by NWCG and FEMA). We hope to see you there!

March 6, 2021:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/123957250473

March 7, 2021:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/123957962603

A limited number of fee waivers are available on an as needed basis; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Fire Forward Director) for more information.

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Sep
01

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, SEPT 1, 2020, 7PM

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation and Repopulation Map:www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Email Updates: https://tinyurl.com/CZULightning

Information LIne: 831-335-6717

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Aug
31

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 31, 2020, 7PM

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation and Repopulation Map:www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Link to press conference (in English): https://www.pscp.tv/CALFIRECZU/1MnxndgNbBEGO

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Aug
30

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 30, 2020, 7PM

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation and Repopulation Map:www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Link to press conference (in English):https://www.pscp.tv/CALFIRECZU/1BRJjYLVjLpGw

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Aug
30

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 30, 2020, 7AM and CAL FIRE Q&A

On August 29, 2020 Battalion Chief Mark Brunton did a live social media Q&A. Listen to him answer questions about preventing the fire from spreding to Santa Clara County, and long-term things you can do, which includes ensuring you have defensible space around your home, especially in the WUI (wildland urban interface), and getting involved with your local Fire Safe Council to help identify fuel reduction projects in your community!

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation and Repopulation Map:www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Link to press conference (in English): https://www.pscp.tv/CALFIRECZU/1BRKjYLanXRxw

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Aug
29

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 29, 2020, 7AM

 

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation and Repopulation Map:www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Returning home after wildfires resource: https://firesafesanmateo.org/news/entry/be-safe-when-returning-from-home-after-a-wildfire-cal-fire-readyforwildfire-org-post-wildfire-resources

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Aug
29

Be safe when returning from home after a wildfire. CAL FIRE readyforwildfire.org Post-Wildfire Resources

Important safety measures to take when returning home after a wildfire, from CAL FIRE Ready for Wildfire.org. Visit website for more information and return home checklist.

After a Wildfire

Returning Home

Rebuilding

Who can help

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Aug
28

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 28, 2020, 7PM

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation and Repopulation Map:www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Video update (press confernce) in English: https://www.pscp.tv/CALFIRECZU/1dRJZZbjnwMJB

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Aug
28

Message from Fire Safe Council President in response to CZU Lightning Complex Fire - August 27, 2020

A message from Fire Safe Council president, Denise Enea, on Day 11 of CZU LIghtning Complex Fire indident. (Clickable links available below the letter)

 

DONATIONS

Puente which supports south coast families: https://mypuente.org

Coastside Hope supports SMC coastside residents: https://coastsidehope.org

ALAS (Ayudando Latinos A Soar), supporting families, farmworkers, and youth of thecoastside: https://www.alashmb.org

ANIMALS ARE IN NEED TOO

Woodside Community Foundation Large animal & Livestock assistance resulting from the fire. For more information call Rick DeBenedetti, (650) 303-2661. Online donations
accepted:
Woodsidegiving.org

Peninusla Human Society accepting donations of pet food, cat litter, newspapers at their Coyote Point Shelter. 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo as well as financial donations https://phs-spca.org

San Mateo County Large Animal Evacuation Group is also requesting help to feed displaced animals. (note: not tax deductable). https://smclaeg.org

DONATE TO LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Loma Mar Fire Department https://lomamarfire.org/donate

8879 Pescadero Creek Road , Loma Mar California United States 94021

Kings Mountain Fire Brigade http://www.kingsmountainonline.com/kmvfb

13889 Skyline Blvd. Woodside, CA 94062

La Honda Fire Brigade https://www.lahondafire.org/donate

8945 La Honda Rd, La Honda, CA 94020

VIDEOS

Fire Video https://www.dropbox.com/s/75lkl3trs9oboab/Butano%20Ridge%20Fire%208-18-20.m4v?dl=0

Lightning Storm https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzw8u3iibh9ps96/Lightening%20Over%20Portola%20Valley%208-16-20.m4v?dl=0

 

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