The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), in partnership with Listos California and the California Fire Safe Council (CFSC), today announced the unveiling of a new disaster preparedness trailer and toolkit in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cal OES headquarters in Mather.
Through grant funds from Listos California, these custom trailers and toolkits aim to increase wildfire preparedness, prevention and mitigation through public outreach, and will be utilized in communities and organized by neighbors to expand wildfire awareness.
“Unfortunately, this year appears to be lining up for another very critical, very challenging wildfire season,” said Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci. “Time is of the essence with regards to what the fire safe councils are doing, our team at OES working with the various local government fire agencies, CAL FIRE, our U.S. Forest Service partners, and the work of Listos penetrating into these communities to be able to get people prepared.”
The CFSC, which was formed in 1993, is a California non-profit corporation of community leaders, governmental agencies, and corporations providing education to Californians on the dangers of wildfires and how they could be prevented. Since 2004, the CFSC has provided more than 900 grants totaling over $100 million to organizations and agencies statewide.
Listos California is an emergency preparedness campaign targeting the most vulnerable populations for disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes and floods. The campaign also focuses on preparing and understanding how to stay safe by working with trusted community allies to provide simple tips and tools in languages and cultures.
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