YOU CAN HELP US STRENGTHEN AND MODERNIZE CALIFORNIA’S EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SYSTEM . . . BEFORE THE NEXT DISASTER STRIKES
Our communities face unprecedented risks from climate-driven wildfires, floods, mudslides and other natural disasters. These disasters are becoming more frequent, more destructive and more deadly.
Waiting for and reacting to a disaster event is not our only option. Due to lack of funding, our disaster response system cannot send enough first responders, engines and other equipment – or send them quickly enough – to combat these mega fires and other natural disasters. The solution is to enable state and local fire agencies to be proactive in sending resources to contain the spread of fires and their life-threatening consequences.
Local and state fire agencies formed Disaster Readiness for Safer Communities (D-RiSC) to support their plan to modernize our disaster response system into a “proactive” system that puts firefighters and equipment into place – in advance – when and where they know disaster are likely to strike.