Lake County-Specific Information to Help Keep Your Family and Property SafeLake County, CA (August 21, 2021)
– This week, Lake County communities are once again reeling from the devastating effects of wildfire. Each loss of a home is something to be mourned, and our hearts are with all of those displaced and otherwise affected.
We are also profoundly grateful for the sacrifices of firefighters, first responders, resource managers and so many more that helped avert further tragedy.
“The speed with which the Cache Fire spread was a reminder to us all of the importance of collaboration,” emphasizes Bruno Sabatier, Lake County’s District 2 Supervisor, serving communities including Clearlake. “Much like all of our first responders working together, Firewise communities are where neighbors can come together to make a community safer."
Thankfully, because of the work of our local Fire Chiefs, Fire Safe Councils, contributors to the Lake County Community Risk Reduction Authority (LCCRRA) and many community members, we now have a resource that collects the information you need to ensure you are ready if and when a wildfire event occurs near your community:https://firesafelake.org/
“2021 has been rife with extreme heat and severe drought conditions,” notes Lake County’s District 5 Supervisor, Jessica Pyska. “We have now entered the season where high wind events are more frequent. At https://firesafelake.org/
, you can learn the five steps of emergency preparedness, and find checklists and other tools to help your family develop a plan.”
“Whether preparing your home or making sure your kids know what to do in the event of an emergency, the key is thinking ahead,” states Moke Simon, LCCRRA Chair and Lake County’s District 1 Supervisor. “Lake County has never had a better, more comprehensive resource to help you get ready for wildfire. I strongly encourage everyone to check it out!”
Proactive planning brings peace of mind, and being prepared can even save your life or your home. Visit https://firesafelake.org/