Emergency Preparedness


Resources to help you prepare your family, home, and community from wildfires and other disasters. 

If you have questions pertaining to wildfire or emergency preparedness or need assistance with creating defensible space please contact us using the form below.

Firewise USA
Info Session

Hosted by the Sierra Resource Conservation District and the Collaborative's Community Advocacy Council

Join us from 11 am-12 pm on July 30, 2022, via Zoom for a Firewise USA informational meeting to discuss how you can prepare your community for a future wildfire.

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Framework for Collective Action

The Firewise USA Program provides homeowners and communities with guidelines and criteria on how to develop a Firewise Community. Meeting the criteria for becoming a Firewise Community helps homeowners get organized and find direction for their wildfire safety efforts.

Community Building 

As neighbors go through the Firewise process, they have the opportunity to get to know their neighbors better, often meeting one another for the first time, and building a stronger community bond. Firewise activity can help rally people to a common cause for the good of the community. This strengthening of community ties can benefit residents in many ways and is especially helpful during an emergency. 

Access to Funding and Assistance

Preference may be given to Firewise Communities over other candidates for wildfire safety or fuels reduction grants. 

Insurance Discounts 

USAA and other insurance companies are now providing discounts for policyholders who live in Firewise Communities in California. 

FireWise USA 

Learn why your community should participate in the Firewise USA Program. 

The national Firewise USA® recognition program provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. Any community that meets a set of voluntary criteria on an annual basis and retains an “In Good Standing Status” may identify itself as being a Firewise® Site.

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If you have questions regarding wildfire or emergency preparedness or need assistance creating a defensible space please contact us using this form.

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Emergency Preparedness Resources 

Below is a list of trusted sources and resources on a variety of emergency and wildfire preparedness topics including defensible space, Go-Bags, evacuation routes, and emergency notification systems.

Fresno County Office of Emergency Services 

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Fresno County Sheriff's Office 

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EverBridge

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Fresno County Evacuation Map

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Madera County Sheriff's Office

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Madera County Office of Emergency Services

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Madera County Alert

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Cal Fire

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Ready for Wildfire

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California Office of Emergency Services

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Listos California

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Incident Information System

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Ready.gov

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Red Cross

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Central California Animal Disaster Team

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Firewise USA

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