Past wildfire related events and other resources

- 09/26/2020: 1pm to 4pm, Mendocino Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Listos and North Coast Opportunities
had a Disaster Preparedness Information booth at Mendo Mill, on North State Street, in Ukiah.

- 09/24/2020 5:00pm to 6:00pm, 1st District Supervisor Candidate Glenn McGourty hosted a digital town hall meeting titled
"Living with Wildfires".

- 11/21/2019: A free Firescaping presentation By Author, Douglas Kent took place at Mendocino College's Little Theater.  

- 06/08/2018: CalFire released the report on the causes of October fires.  
To read the Mendocino Voice's article,
click here.
To read the complete CalFire report (pdf format) on the causes of the October fires, from CalFire itself, click here.

-  Fire Recovery Community Meetings were held on Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm, once a month at  the Eagle Peak
Cafeteria (8601 West Road, Redwood Valley).  Here were the dates,
April 18 and May 16 (from North Coast Opportunities).  
To see the complete video of the February 22 meeting (from Mendocino Voice),
click here.
To see the complete video of the March 21 meeting (from Mendocino County),
click here.
To see the videos of the other Community meetings (from Mendocino County's website), click here.

- Here is the all encompassing informational web page, regarding fire recovery, from Mendocino County: Click here.

- On November 8, 2017, Redwood Valley Community held a meeting regarding insurance questions related to the fire on
click here.

- The visit the North Coast Opportunity (NCO) website, click here.

- To see the Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Council (RV MAC) webssite, click here.

- Lost birth certificates, marriage certificates and other certificates issued by the county visit the Mendocino County
Recorder's Office's web page,
click here.

- Lost your US Passport, complete Form DS-82, to get the form in question (pdf format), click here.

- Lost your driver's license and other vehicle related documents go to the DMV or click here.

- Lost your Green Card? Use USCIS form I-90, Click here.

- Lost your certificate of citizenship? Use USCIS form N-565, Click here.

- To visit the USCIS' Sepcial Situation's Webpage, click here.
Fire and Disaster Information
(up-dated 10/30/2020)
WARNING: Never give private information over the internet or the phone unless you initiated the conversation and
checked the validity of the internet site in question first.
None of these organizations are going to call you unless you called them first.
If someone calls from the IRS or other governmental agencies and asks for money, that is a scam!  
Do not give your banking details, social security number etc... to a total stranger who called you out of the blue.

- To visit Congressman Jared Huffman's official website, Click here.

- To contact State Assembly Member Jim Wood's office, Click here.
---^^^^^--- Up-Coming Wildfire Related Informational Events ---^^^^^---

Events will be posted here as soon as I know about them.
CalFire Wildfire Preparedness Information, click here.
CalFire's Current Statistics & Events, click here.
CalFire's Current Incident Map, click here.
U.S. Forest Service's Current Fire Incident Map (inciweb), click here.
AirNow's smoke and fire map, click here.
PG&E 's power outages information, click here.
PG&E's electric grid and weather awareness information, click here.
To find out if a Public Safety Power Shut-off (P.S.P.S) is planned by PG&E,
click here.
To find out if the City of Ukiah is included in a potential P.S.P.S., click here.
Mendocino Fire Safe Council (MCFSC) (
To read the 02/18/2020 Ukiah Daily Journal article about MCSFC and road side fire
hazard removal,
click here.
To read the 09/20/2020 Ukiah Daily Journal article about MCSFC cleaning
click here.
California's 2nd Congressional disctrict,
Representative Jarred Huffman's office published
its "Wildfire Resource Guide".  To read the guide
(pdf format),
click here.
California's 5th congressional district, Representative
Mike Thompson's office published it's "Fire Recovery
Guide"  To read this guide (pdf format),
click here.
Listos' Disaster Ready Guide (English) (pdf format), click here.
Listos' Disaster Ready Guide (Spanish) (pdf format), click here.
Listos' California Website, click here.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
(North Coast Opportunities' site),
click here.
Mendocino Community Emergency Response Team (MendoCERT), click here.
Mendocino County Emergency Preparedness For Your Home, click here.
Mendocino County Emergency Alert and Notification Service, Mendo Alert, click here.
Mendocino County Evacuation Plan, May 2020 (pdf format), click here
Mendocino County Air Quality Management District, click here.
For the Center for Disease Control's (C.D.C.) comprehensive fire preparedness web page, click here.  
To visit the North Coast opportunities Website, click here.
                                                    Other Fire Preparedness Tips
                                   (I collected over time when talking to firefighters)

-- 1. If you have to evacuate your home, go ahead and put your fire extinguishers out by the front door.  They may be useful.

-- 2. If you have enough space in your backyard and you may want to set up a "Fuel Dump" away from your house, barn etc...  
This would be a place where you would store flammables (propane tanks, gas cans, spray paint cans, etc....).  Then you should post a
sign saying, "Fuel Dump"  This will save the Fire Department time because they won't have to scour your garage for them.

-- 3. I you own a pool you should post the amount of water it contains.  If it's an in-ground pool, the fire department may want to use it as a
source of water and they'll use their pumps to fill their vehicles or to fight a fire.  It's it's an above ground pool they may use it but they
probably won't be able to pump right out of it.

-- 4.
Loose chains start fires and so do flat or poorly inflated tires (rims can spark and start fires).  If you tow a trailer, make
sure that the chain doesn't touch the ground! To keep the chain off the ground,depending on the size of the chain, get some old rubber
hose or some flexible plastic conduit and wrap the chain with it then zip tie it firmly to the chain.  That way, there will be no contact between
the chain and the road.

-- 5. Carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle. Learn how to use it.  But even if you don't know how to use it have it and someone else could
use it if need be.

-- 6. If you have a clean pump pressure sprayer, put some soapy water in it and if you mow or weed whack and a spark ignites some grass
use the pump sprayer to put out the small fire.  The soap will allow for a better impact on the fire because it will create some foam.
To see the state's weather patterns (smoke direction, etc...) from space, click here.
To see an interactive map of all of California's Wildfires from pre-1950 up to 2018, click here.
To visit the USCIS' Special Situations'
click here.
To see a map of all the disasters (fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc...) in the US (from the US Census Bureau),
click here.