The 2020 Fire Season has already started in some areas.  

The Baseball Fire, near Covello, is the first wildland fire in our county, so far, this year.  
The lack of rain and the potential for a new drought means that the fire season may be a long on again.  
Being prepared is a goal for many.
Here are a few things taking place around Ukiah and in Mendocino County.
Various Fire Safe Councils have and are springing up.  Your neighborhood may have such a council or may be in the
process of starting one.

Here are some useful links regarding Fire Safe Councils and Disaster preparedness.

--- Mendocino Fire Safe Council (MCFSC),
click here. (
  To read the 02/18/2020 Ukiah Daily Journal article regarding the MCFSC and road side fire hazard removal,
click here.

--- Emergency Preparedness For Your Home, click here.

--- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) (North Coast Opportunities' site), click here.

--- Mendocino Community Emergency Response Team (MendoCERT), click here.

--- Mendocino County Emergency Alert and Notification Service, Mendo Alert, click here.

-- 03/09/2020: Ukiah Valley Fire Fuel Reduction Project Community Meeting, 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Ukiah City Council Chambers,
300 Seminary Avenue. This is for landowners and residents with property along Hulda Drive, Knob Hill Road, Rafello Drive,
Redemeyer Road, Ridge Road, Vichy Hills Drive, Vichy Springs Road and Watson Road (information found on the front page
of the February 28, 2020 Ukiah Daily Journal)  

-- 03/10/2020: Ukiah Valley Fire Fuel Reduction Project Community Meeting, 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Ukiah City Council Chambers,
300 Seminary Avenue.  This is for landowners and residents with property along Crestview Drive, Fircrest Drive, Oak Knoll
Road and Spanish Canyon. (information found on the front page of the February 28, 2020 Ukiah Daily Journal)

-- To read more about the above mentioned information from the February 28, 2020, Ukiah Daily Journal, click here.


- 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 Mendocino County California Fire Safe Council has several useful links for land owners trying to recover their land
resources after the fire and more.
Click here.

- The North Coast Opportunity (NCO) provides financial assistance to those affected by the fires through their Fire Relief
Fund. To visit their website,
click here.

- To see the whole Redwood Valley Community meeting held on October 24 at the Redwood Valley Grange and to learn
about the Disaster Assistance Center (DAC),
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.

- USCIS has set up a web page for those of you who lost immigration related documents in the fires, Click here.

- Lost your house or vehicle or other things, visit the FEMA website, Click here.

- To read District 5's Congressman Mike Thonpson's Office's very comprehensive "Fire Recovery Guide", click here.
Important information for those impacted by the fires
(This page up-dated 02/28/2020)
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.