Now’s the Time to Get Ready for Fire–SoHum Emergency Preparedness Team Has Ideas

Southern Humboldt Emergency Preparedness Team Press Release:

There are many of us who have reached a time in our lives that we want to ‘give back’ to the community that we are so blessed to live in. We would like to share with you a few ways you can do that through your local Volunteer Fire Departments. 

Those of us in our local Emergency Preparedness Group recently shifted gears in providing community awareness on winter issues, such as road closures due to heavy rain, to look at our on-going fire season. 

It is our hope, that it will rain 40 days and 40 nights, but with that looking unlikely at this time, we want to put our efforts into educating our community on fire safety. 

There is a Cal-Fire website,, that has great information available on how to make your home and property fire safe, creating your own wildfire action plan and even offers a workbook for children, “Plan, Prepare and Practice Fire Safety”! 

Red Cross has fire safety ideas available on their website, ; What you should do ahead of time, What you should do if there is a wildfire in your area, and Returning home after a wildfire, along with a Wildfire Check List on what you should take if you have to evacuate your home “emergency supply kit” for any type of disaster; and “emergency car kits” for living in the country… 

Looking for a more hands on approach? NOW is an excellent time to get involved with your local Volunteer Fire Departments. You may decide that you want to join the Volunteer Fire Dept. so in the event of a fire you can better help. You can also consider a support position as part of the Fire Department Auxiliary that prepares food/drinks for volunteers that are working on a fire. These are all wonderful ways to be prepared and to help ‘give back’ to our community.

Our Fire Chief, George Monroe, has the KMUD (91.1) radio show ‘Burning Issues’ the 5 1:30. If you miss the show please look for it in the KMUD archives on line.

Whether you attend fund raising events or mail in a donation, it is a great way to support and offset the expenses incurred by our local Fire Depts. in protecting our homes and property.

To find out more information on how to join or be of help please call the contact numbers below for a listing of the Volunteer Fire Dept. nearest you. Again, NOW is the time!!

Patte Rae 



Jane Gund


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