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WILDFIRE RESOURCES - CAL FIRE

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE) #69818835


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  • 715 P St
    Sacramento, Sacramento

Arson-caused Fire Suspicions
Contact Cal Fire's Law Enforcement Officers. Preventing fires is a vital part of Cal Fire's mission. If you suspect an arson-caused fire call Cal Fire's Arson Hotline at 1-800-468-4408 with information about suspicious fires. You can remain anonymous.

What to Expect After a Wildfire
Cal Fire offers information on Cal Fire's Ready for Wildfire: After a Wildfire webpage: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/after-a-wildfire/

Returning Home
Cal Fire offers post wildfire resources, including safety tips, on Cal Fire's Ready for Wildfire: Returning Home webpage: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/returning-home/.

Cal Fire's Returning Home After a Wildfire Checklist (PDF document) is available here: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/wp-content/uploads/CALFIRE_ReturningHomeAfterAFire_Revised.pdf

Rebuilding
Visit Cal Fire's Ready for Wildfire: Rebuilding webpage here: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/rebuilding/
Information includes … [read more]
CAL FIRE RECRUITMENT

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE) #73902524


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  • 710 Riverpoint Court
    West Sacramento, Yolo
local_phone
  • R.V.E.T.S. Hotline
    916-327-3985

Returning Veterans: Enlisting Their Skills for CAL FIRE Service (R.V.E.T.S.)

CAL FIRE is a State of California equal employment opportunity employer, offering a variety of job opportunities on a statewide basis. CAL FIRE’s R.V.E.T.S. program can assist veterans, service members, and their families with integration and transition into service with the Department. For information on how to navigate the State of California civil service system and the benefits afforded to those who have served and/or are serving in the U.S. Armed Services, please visit the Department’s R.V.E.T.S. page or contact the R.V.E.T.S. Hotline.

Website: www.fire.ca.gov/

Email: CALFIRErecruitment@fire.ca.gov
AMERICAN RED CROSS - NORTHERN NEVADA CHAPTER

AMERICAN RED CROSS #65630860


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  • 4750 Longley Lane
    Reno, Washoe
local_phone
  • Reno, NV - serving Tahoe Truckee
    775-856-1000

The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada responds to disasters and emergencies both large and small to those displaced by earthquakes, wildfires, floods, home and apartment fires, gas leaks, or windstorms; delivers preparedness, health & safety courses including CPR and First Aid certification; and, provides Services to the Armed Forces for members of the military and their families.

IF HOME IS DESTROYED IN A DISASTER
If someone knows for certain the they have lost their home in a disaster, t
hey can call 844-236-0153 any time 24/7 to let American Red Cross know. ARC can open a case file and there may be resources available through ARC to help.
FIRE RETARDANT & OTHER FIRE SUPPRESSION CHEMICAL CLEANUP - USFS

US FOREST SERVICE #73504082


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  • Region 5-Pacific Southwest Region
    Vallejo, Solano

The US Forest Service provides info about cleanup of flame retardants and other fire suppression chemicals. See document at the following link.

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HOW TO FILE A CLAIM FOR DAMAGES - PG&E

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY #76536445


Learn how to file a claim with PG&E - https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/customer-service/help/claims/claims.page

If you just want to submit a complaint, see info here: https://pgesupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360054835371-How-can-I-submit-a-complaint-#:~:text=For%20all%20other%20complaints%2C%20contact,%2D800%2D743%2D5000.

If you are a residential customer who has gone without power for at least 48 hours because of severe storm conditions, you may qualify for an automatic payment under our Safety Net program. This program provides a payment of $25 - $100, which we pay automatically about 60 days following the storm outage. https://www.pge.com/en/outages-and-safety/outage-preparedness-and-support/general-outage-resources/outage-compensation-programs.html​

PLEASE NOTE: Do not submit a claim form to get a Safety Net payment. Visit Compensation for Extended Outages:https://www.pge.com/en/outages-and-safety/outage-preparedness-and-support/general-outage-res… [read more]
DISASTERASSISTANCE.GOV - FEMA

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY #78777823


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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Oakland, Alameda

The mission of the Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners. Their goal is to improve survivor access to disaster information and make applying for disaster assistance easier. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), acts as the managing partner.

DAIP launched a website called DisasterAssistance.gov. The site allows you to: [read more]
INSURANCE NAVIGATION & INFO - UP

UNITED POLICYHOLDERS #74621892


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  • 917 Irving Street, Suite 4
    San Francisco, San Francisco

United Policyholders (UP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and an effective voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50 states.

UP's work is divided into three programs:
  • Roadmap to Recovery provides tools and resources for solving insurance problems after an accident, loss, illness, or other adverse event. For example, the program provides free, trustworthy help navigating the process of returning to a wildfire damaged area, repairing and replacing damaged and destroyed property, and collecting all available insurance funds. 
  • Roadmap to Preparedness promotes disaster preparedness and insurance literacy through outreach and education in partnership with civic, faith based, business, and other non-profit associations. 
  • Advocacy and Action advances pro-consumer laws and public policy related to insurance matters.
Web pages [read more]
POST-DISASTER FINANCIAL RECOVERY COUNSELING - MMI

MONEY MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL #83370530


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  • 12603 Southwest Freeway, Suite 450
    Stafford, Fort Bend
local_phone
  • Phone 1
    877-833-1742

Through Project Porchlight, Money Management International offers post-disaster financial recovery counseling and personalized assistance for families and individuals living in a county where a federal or state-declared disaster has occurred.

Services are free or low cost.

Services are available in English, Español, and interpretation service is available for other languages.

Other MMI financial counseling and educational services, include:
  • debt and budget counseling
  • student loan counseling
  • foreclosure counseling
  • bankruptcy education and certification programs
  • organizational financial wellness programs
Web pagesMMI merged with Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions in 2016… [read more]
DISASTER LEGAL HOTLINES & RESOURCES - ABA

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION #74595397


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  • 321 North Clark Street
    Chicago, Cook

This information is for the 2021 California Wildfire season.

The American Bar Association has a hotline and links to other resources for California Wildfires.
DEFINITIONS: WATCH, WARNING, ADVISORY - NWS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE #63685108


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  • 43858 Weather Service Rd.
    Sterling, Loudoun

Weather watch/warning/advisory definitions: https://www.weather.gov/lwx/WarningsDefined. This information can help with emergency preparedness. In addition to web links below, the National Weather Service Sacramento office can be reached 24/7 at 916-979-3051.

SOME KEY ONES IN NEVADA COUNTY (fire, heat, flooding):

FIRE
The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity. 
  • A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours.
  • A Fire Weather Watch is issued when weather conditions could exist in the next 12-72 hours.
 
A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times extreme caution is urged by all residents, because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire. A Fire Weather Watch is one level below a Red Fla… [read more]