Spreading the Word for Emergency Preparedness as Fire Season Concerns Rise (Aired: March 5, 2020)

Ask local emergency officials about lessons learned during the 2017 fires and they’ll tell you this: widely shared education and stepped-up readiness can save lives.

Sonoma County has seen its fair share of disasters over the past few years. This week, the County declared a local emergency due to the spread of COVID-19. The lack of rain this winter also has many on edge ahead of fire season. The Sonoma County Library is hoping to ease residents’ concerns about planning for all types of emergencies. They have been hosting preparedness workshops at branches throughout the County.

KRCB’s Adia White attended the most recent class on family emergency planning. She was reminded of her own experience evacuating during the Kincade fire.

Find details on emergency preparedness, including how to protect your family from COVID – 19 and planning for fire season, at norcalpublicmedia.org.