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Wildfire Preparedness

As the beauty of Southern California lures us into a sense of tranquility, the wildfire season reminds us to remain vigilant. It’s not just homes at risk but also places of worship—our churches, which serve as crucial community hubs and sanctuaries in times of crisis. 

In the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, the threat of wildfires is an unfortunate but undeniable reality, particularly as we face increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. The area’s natural landscape, chaparral, scrublands, and canyons provide ample fuel for fires to ignite and spread. Adding to this are the seasonally hot, dry Fall conditions, exacerbated by the Santa Ana winds that can swiftly turn a small flame into an uncontainable blaze.

By acknowledging the threat of wildfires and taking proactive steps to mitigate risks, our churches can remain strong pillars of community during times of crisis. Let’s support each other in prayer and action, making our community more resilient to whatever challenges lie ahead.

Knowing that areas around San Diego are susceptible to wildfires can help us safeguard these sacred spaces while underscoring the importance of community support during turbulent times.

Jeff Green, EDSD Safety Officer, has gathered a number of resources to help prepare for wildfire season below: 

 

WILDFIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES

IF YOU ARE UNDER A WILDFIRE WARNING, GET TO SAFETY IMMEDIATELY:

 

PREPARE NOW:

 

SURVIVE DURING THE FIRE:

 

BE SAFE AFTER THE FIRE:

 

INFOGRAPHICS:

https://www.readyforwildfire.org/wp-content/uploads/calfire_go_brochure_LINOweb.pdf

https://www.readyforwildfire.org/

https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/wildfire-information-sheet.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/orr/infographics/00_docs/beready_wildfires.pdf

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https://surefirecpr.com/wp-content/uploads/surefirecpr-wildfire-checklist-infographic-back-4-01-1.jpg

 

 

 

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