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Wildfire Preparedness

New wildfire preparedness mini videos are available.
Take 5 minutes and learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe!

English Mini Videos      Spanish Mini Videos

Evacuation Warning - Alert

All Local Trusted Information Sources

Links to websites and social media used by organizations to share emergency information

Links for Local Trusted Information Sources 

Fire Ember Safety

Will your home be safe from fire embers?

Fire Ember Safety 

National Fire Map

Utility Shutoff

Guidelines for safely shutting off Utilities at home.

If you are evacuating your home because of fire or damage, Only shut off natural gas and propane if it’s still safe to do so.

DO NOT TURN NATURAL GAS BACK ON WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM YOUR UTILITY COMPANY. (Be patient. After an emergency, this may take a while)

Electrical Shutoff 
Natural Gas Safety 

Draining the Water Heater  Turning off Electricity at the Circuit Box  Turning off the Gas  Turning off Residential Water Heater  Turning Off Propane Gas  Gas & Electrical Safety 

Evacuation Order - Alert

All Local Trusted Information Sources

Links to websites and social media used by organizations to share emergency information

Links for Local Trusted Information Sources 

Fire Ember Safety

Will your home be safe from fire embers?

Fire Ember Safety 

National Fire Map

Utility Shutoff

Guidelines for safely shutting off Utilities at home.

If you are evacuating your home because of fire or damage, Only shut off natural gas and propane if it’s still safe to do so.

DO NOT TURN NATURAL GAS BACK ON WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM YOUR UTILITY COMPANY. (Be patient. After an emergency, this may take a while)

Electrical Shutoff 
Natural Gas Safety 

Draining the Water Heater  Turning off Electricity at the Circuit Box  Turning off the Gas  Turning off Residential Water Heater  Turning Off Propane Gas  Gas & Electrical Safety 

Prepare Before Wildfire

7 Saturdays to a More Fire Resistant Home

PG&E presents a series of short YouTube videos discussing simple ways to prepare for wildfires including Defensible Space, Evacuations and Emergency Supply Kits.

YouTube Videos 

CADRE Countywide Virtual Wildfire Tabletop Exercise 2021

CAL Fire Preparedness

The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection has several resources available to help the community plan, know, and act during a wildfire.

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LISTOS Wildfire Preparedness Resources and Downloads

Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council has partnered with LISTOS to provide communities with wildfire preparedness information. Hover over graphics on the website to download or view material in multiple languages. (English, Spanish, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean and Vietnamese.)

Resources 

PG&E Wildfire Safety Presentation

Powerpoint, recording and resources shared during PG&E’s Wildfire Safety Presentation for Nonprofits.

Recorded Presentation 

Powerpoint 
Links and Resources 

Prepare Before Wildfire

After Wildfire Recovery

All Local Trusted Information Sources

Links to websites and social media used by organizations to share emergency information

Links for Local Trusted Information Sources 

Returning Home After Wildfire

This CalFire webpage has a video and documents to help you prepare to return home including:

What to expect after a wildfire

Returning home checklist

Watershed Impacts

What to Expect 

Wildfire Smoke Safety