It is always heartbreaking to see so many of our communities impacted by wildfires across California. We thank our first responders for always getting so many to safety. Below, information to get informed, be prepared, and stay well.
Stay Informed: Trusted Information on California Fires
The latest fires: Map of current fires in California from CAL Fire
The California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has updates with a fire map, facts and figures
California Wildfire Response Resources: Response.ca.gov
Reports on air quality from the California Air Resources Board, the California Department of Public Health and the effect of wildfire smoke from the CDC
Follow Your Fire Departments
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire)
CAL Fire on Social Media: @CAL_Fire on Twitter; CALFire on Facebook
Find your local fire department
Know Where to Go: Evacuation Centers and Housing
Info on evacuation centers and housing from California state
Be Prepared: Wildfire Preparedness and Safety Advice
Cal Fire preparedness guide
Cal Fire guide to preparing for wildfire
Cal Fire wildfire mobile app
How to stay safe during a wildfire (CDC)
Ready.gov emergency and disaster preparedness
California state evacuation guide
Cal OES preparedness guide
Information on public safety power shut-offs
Cal Fire emergency supply kit checklist
Wildfire is Coming: Are You Ready? Brochure
Take Steps to Maintain Mental Health
We also want to stress the importance of attending to both the immediate and long-term mental health for all of those impacted. Firefighters and their families and those directly impacted by fires have an increased risk of facing mental health challenges, from anxiety and depression to PTSD. There is help and hope.
List of mental health resources by county
Our guide to managing stress
Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event (CDC)
Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association); a text service is also available.
Contact the National Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “NAMI” to 741741 if you or someone you know is considering suicide.
Find your local NAMI California affiliate to ask about support if you have a mental health condition or a family member with one.