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Are You Prepared To Evacuate And Care For Your Animals?

FRESNO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared May 11 as National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. This declaration stresses the importance of making advance plans to protect your pets if disaster strikes. “A majority of pet owners consider their pets to be family members,” say Naomi Tobias, founder and CEO of the Central California Animal Disaster Team (CCADT). “When ...

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Are You Prepared For Public Safety Power Shutoffs During Fire Season?

FRESNO – As wildfire season approaches, residents need to be aware of and prepared for the possibility that their power will be shut off – sometimes for several days – as a safety precaution. California’s three largest energy companies have announced a coordinated wildfire safety and awareness campaign to prepare Californians for the threat of extreme weather and power outages ...

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MCAlert To Conduct May Day Emergency Alert Test

MADERA – If you have not yet signed up to be notified in the event of a fire, flood or other emergency, now is the time to register. It is free and it’s important, not only for your safety but for the safety of first responders. On Wednesday, May 1, at around 10 a.m., Madera County’s Emergency Alert System (MCAlert) ...

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Public Comment Period On Madera Sheriff OES Emergency Plans

MADERA – The Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services is placing three County Emergency Plans out for public comment. The three plans are described as follows: Emergency Operations Plan: This plan is a framework document which outlines how the County will respond to an emergency. The EOP sets guidelines to manage a disaster in an effective, efficient, and timely ...

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Residents living in high-risk wildfire areas who want to take action to increase their safety, but are unsure about how to start, can now find the information and the inspiration they need to organize and accomplish wildfire risk reduction projects in their community. North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California is teaming up with the National ...

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Have You Signed Up For Emergency Alerts?

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality, the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, and the large number of fires already this season, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera and Mariposa Counties – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera ...

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Are You Doing The Right Thing The Wrong Way?

CENTRAL SIERRA – The last thing you want to do while working to protect your home from wildfire is to cause one, or to be billed for suppression efforts made necessary by negligent actions, and unintended consequences. During the dry fire-prone months, mountain area residents are extra diligent in keeping the dry weeds cut and under control in an effort ...

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Register Now For Alerts This Fire Season

CENTRAL SIERRA – In light of the disastrous tree mortality and the profusion of vegetation (fuel!) after the winter rains, it is imperative for all people who live or work in Madera County – especially those in the foothills – to register or update their information for emergency contact. Madera County’s Emergency Alert System, also known as MCAlert, allows residents ...

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