Fire is, and always has been, a natural part of Southern California's landscape. Wildfires are often fueled by dry vegetation and driven by hot, dry "Santa Ana" winds, making them extremely dangerous and difficult to control. Fire season is now year-round and requires everyone to be on heightened alert, especially for those living in wildland area communities.
Outreach materials are available from the Cal OES Earthquake Program, including Earthquake Underbed bags, Rocket's Earthquake Safety Adventure, Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes, Safe Mobile Home Flier, 7-Steps to a Resilient Workplace, Preparedness with Pedro, and I'm Okay window cards. The Rocket's Rules website includes children's videos and the Earthquake Safety Adventure publication. Email us for hardcopy materials.
Look Before You Lock (PDF) - Check out this fact sheet as a reminder on the dangers of leaving children in hot and locked cars during the summer.
Water Safety Tips (PDF) - Drowning prevention and water safety should be practiced on a year-round basis with special emphasis during the summer. You and your child can prevent drownings by learning the ABC's of Water Safety.
Fireworks Safety Tips (PDF) - Safety tips from the Office of the California State Fire Marshal on how to purchase and handle fireworks.
Grilling Safety Tips (PDF) - A grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Follow these tips for safe grilling.
Thanksgiving Fire Safety - Keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there's a lot of activity and people at home.