In the midst of this busy holiday season, all of us at Emergency Reporting (ER) would like to take a moment to express our sincerest appreciation to those of you who put the lives of others above your own every day. We would like to dedicate a special thank you to all of the first responders who served this past fall fighting the many tragic wildland fires (i.e. Camp, Hill, and Woolsey) that tore through California.
Many members of the ER Family worked tirelessly in California, including:
|Alhambra FD||Holtville FD||Rincon Reservation FD|
|Anaheim FD||Idyllwild FPD||Ross Valley FD|
|Aptos/La Selva FPD||Imperial County FD||San Andreas FPD|
|Arcadia FD||Kentfield FPD||San Gabriel FD|
|Arcata FPD||Keyes FPD||San Rafael FD|
|Benicia FD||Kings County FD||Santa Cruz FD|
|Calaveras Consolidated FPD||Los Angeles FD||Santa Monica FD|
|Calexico FD||Marin County FD||South Pasadena FD|
|Central Calaveras Fire and Rescue||Mill Valley FD||Squaw Valley FD|
|Central Fire Protection District of Santa Cruz County||Mokelumne Hill FPD||Susan River FPD|
|Chester FPD||Mokelumne Rural FD||Tiburon FPD|
|City of Chico FD||Monterey County Regional FD||Tracy FD|
|Clements Rural FPD||Monterey Park FD||Tulare County FD|
|Courtland FPD||Murphys FPD||Vernon FD|
|Culver City FD||North County FPD||Walnut Grove FPD|
|El Medio FPD||North San Juan FPD||Waterloo Morada Rural FD|
|El Segundo FD||Novato FPD||Watsonville FD|
|Farmersville FD||Oroville FD||Wheatland FD|
|French Camp McKinley FD||Pauma Reservation FD||White Mountain FPD|
|Fresno FD||Plumas Eureka FD||Woodlake FD|
|Garden Valley FPD||Redding FD||Yocha Dehe FD|
|Handord City FD||Rescue FPD||Yolo FPD|
We are grateful for all that you do and for the tremendous courage you've all shown during California's State of Emergency.
In addition to those who lost their lives to the fires or are still unaccounted for, thousands of Californians are now left injured and homeless. We would like to help highlight some non-profit organizations that are accepting donations to help those in need.
The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation: This foundation seeks donations to assist with feeding, sheltering and providing medical care for displaced pets and other animals including horses. They're also looking for residents to foster animals to help free up shelters; more information on fostering can be found here.
The Salvation Army: This nonprofit has set up two separate funds for the Northern and Southern California fires, even as the organization's own camps are being burned. For Northern California, go here and for Southern California go here.
Humane Society of Ventura County: This nonprofit is accepting donations to help animals displaced by the Woolsey and Hill Fires. It is taking in domestic animals, such as dogs, cats and birds, as well as livestock.