Wildfire Preparedness Resource

With hot temperatures and Santa Ana winds often approaching San Diego County, we are on a high alert for potential wildfires. My staff and I have put together a list of available online resources to ensure the safety of you, your families, and our community.

Please take a moment to fill out this fire resources survey by clicking here, so I can know how to be helpful to you. In addition, if there are any other resources you would like to see included in the list below, please send them to senator.anderson@sen.ca.gov and we would be happy to add them.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the firefighters and other emergency and disaster personnel that are committed to keeping us safe. Thank you for your service.

It’s my continued honor to serve you, 

Joel Anderson 
State Senator


Available resources and workshops at the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County include no-cost chipping, defensible space assistance program, and community wildfire protection plans.


Emergency preparedness tips from the American Red Cross.


Page 3: Wildland Fire Urban Interface
Page 4: What is Defensible Space?
Page 5: Making Your Home Fire Resistant
Pages 6-7: A Wildland Fire-Ready Home
Page 8: Ready – Prepare Your Family – Checklist
Page 9: Set – As the Fire Approached – Checklist
Page 10: Go – Leave Early – Checklist
Page 11: Your Personal Wildland Fire Action Guide
Page 12: Safety Checklist


Are Your Pets Prepared for an Emergency? This informative video and article give you recommendations from the County Office of Emergency Services and Department of Animal Services on how to prepare your pets for an emergency including a wildfire.


This webpage includes information about the SD Emergency App.


The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Incident Information page provides the complete list of 2017 major incidents.


The California Statewide Fire Map provides general locations of major fires burning in California.


University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Recovering from Wildfire webpage displays information about livestock, agriculture, and natural resources guide to fire.