SANTA ANA, Calif. – During Wildfire Awareness Week, and in light of recent fires in Riverside and Ventura Counties, the American Red Cross is reminding all Californians to be prepared.
“Wildfires are a fact of life in our area and there are basic steps that everyone can take to help safeguard their homes and loved ones,” said Maxine Margaritis, regional CEO for the American Red Cross serving Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
During wind driven fires, firefighting resources may be spread thin. Because of this, it is important to do everything possible to protect properties from damage and families from injury. A few tips to accomplish this are:
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.