Calfire has introduced an app to alert homeowners of wildfire dangers, and the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging locals to download it.
According to an announcement from the sheriff’s office:
As summer, and summer heat approaches, the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office wants everybody to begin thinking about fire safety. This is especially important with the 4th of July holiday rapidly approaching. You can get yourself prepared and “Get READY for wildfire with the CAL FIRE app! Get SET by following the wildfire preparation checklist items so your family can be ready to GO when wildfire strikes.”
Checklists with steps for:
- taking charge of your Defensible Space
- hardening your home
- preparing for Bark Beetle
- creating an evacuation and family communication plan
- assembling an emergency supply kit
- evacuating early!
Customized Wildfire Texts or Push Notifications
Get alerts when a wildfire is reported in your chosen zip code or within 30 miles of you.
Fire Incidents Page
Stay updated about current wildfires, such as size and containment percentage
See a map of all current fires
Check out informational videos about wildfire preparation and prevention
The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office encourages county residents to download the app today for iPhone at the AppStore, and for Android at the Google Play Store. It can be found here: