Category: Fire

Fire Departments Get New Tool to Protect Disaster Survivors from Getting Victimized

We are pleased to share the article of support from the Desert Hills Fire District in Arizona about how important The Red Guide to Recovery will be to recovering communities. “When I saw The Red Guide for the first time, I knew it was a tool that should be carried on every fire truck in…..

READ MORE »Posted on December 30th, 2015 in category: Awards & Recognition, Fire

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San Diego County Wildfires One Year Later

The Red Guide to Recovery has been proud to support the recovery of many homeowners after the May 2014 wildfires.  The county has prepared for the 2015 season with new air and land firefighting equipment and with support tools for disaster survivors like The Red Guide to Recovery. Find out more: Lessons Learned after wildfire…..

READ MORE »Posted on May 16th, 2015 in category: Awards & Recognition, Fire, General

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Winter heat wave in California! It’s time to think about fire season…

A record breaking heat wave hit California this week, and although there have been waves of rain storms, the weather folks say we remain in severe drought conditions.  This week of high temperatures are a reminder of how dry and hot conditions can trigger brush and plants to respond. With spring around the corner, many…..

READ MORE »Posted on March 16th, 2015 in category: Fire, Preparedness Tips


The Red Guide Helping San Diego Fire Recovery

With what is being called FireStorm 2014, San Diego County residents have faced an unusually early and destructive start to the fire season.  While temperatures and wind are finally supporting the progress to stop the fires, some homeowners are returning to their homes to start the progress of recovery. See my interview on Wake Up…..

READ MORE »Posted on May 18th, 2014 in category: Fire, Recovery Tips


PrepareAthon! is April 30th

Did you know April 30, 2014 is a National Day of Action?  America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.  It’s sponsored by FEMA, and intended for individuals, groups, and communities. Find…..

READ MORE »Posted on April 19th, 2014 in category: Fire, Flood, Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips, Tornados

Know the Facts: Ionization Smoke Detectors

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) posted an article not to be missed regarding smoke detectors.  Did you know there are two popular technologies used for smoke detection?  This headline article provides helpful information about both ionization and photoelectric technology.  You will also find a link to making smart choices for the placement of…..

READ MORE »Posted on March 4th, 2013 in category: Fire, Preparedness Tips, Technology