Emergency Preparedness

The Emergency Preparedness Committee sent out a note to all Diamond A Residents following the catastrophic wildfires that devastated large areas of Sonoma County and adjacent counties in October. You may review that text here: Message from Diamond A Emergency Preparedness Committee

Dave Duncan provided the following links to relevant educational resources:

http://www.firewise.org/ "This 8-part course is at the Online courses and education tab. Then click on the Online courses link on the left side of that screen. The course, “Conducting a Community Assessment in the Wildland/Urban Interface: Building the Firewise Process” is the link in the middle of the page. It asks you to log in; not a big deal, no passwords, just name, email and zip code. I have yet to take all 8 segments, but I propose that all EP Committee members take the course. Each segment is about 20 minutes and can be completed at your leisure."

"These YouTube videos are very good. Will make a believer of anyone about the need to clear leaves, pine or redwood needles, etc away from the house. Radiant Heat Versus Embers is an eye-opener. The Ember Storm Test Highlights shows, among other things, how embers get through vent screens and into attics and crawlspaces."

Becoming a Firewise Community: https://youtu.be/a1sL_TgrgM

Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire: https://youtu.be/vL_syp1ZScM

Radiant Heat Versus Embers: https://youtu.be/Dq6wy_tffpg

IBHS Research Center Ember Storm Test Highlights: https://youtu.be/IvbNOPSYyss