On International Firefighters Day, we extend our appreciation to our local Monterey firefighters for your dedication, commitment and sacrifices for our community. On top of their regular jobs, they are also helping vaccinate residents and have stepped in to help during our state’s dangerous fire seasons. We also salute those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for providing protection to our communities across the world.
Because this is also Wildfire Preparedness Week, we urge you to make sure you and your family are wildfire ready. Fighting and preventing wildfires is a community effort!
What can you do to stay prepared and protected against the threat of wildfires?
- Maintain landscaping and regularly clear lawn debris
- Keep firewood 30 ft. away from your house
- Have two routes out of your neighborhood
- Make a plan for your pets and livestock