Twins Battling Wildfires: California shares Disaster Ready Guide to Chile

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – after a devastating fire season that affected California during 2020 – the Chile California Council (CCC) organized the virtual event “Twins Battling Wildfires: California Shares Disaster Ready Guide” in which the “Disaster Ready Guide”, developed by the State of California and CalOES, was officially delivered to Chile.

This guide is a useful tool for Chilean (and Chilean) organizations that have to deal with these catastrophes; it explains what to do in case of fires, earthquakes, floods, among other emergencies, preparing the population before natural disasters happen.

The CCC has historically strengthened cooperation between Chile and California -through ONEMI and CONAF in Chile, and CalOES and CAL FIRE in California- in wildfire prevention and emergency management.

Among the participants, we counted with the presence of the Lt. Governor of California, Ms. Eleni Kounalakis, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Chile, Ms. Carolina Valdivia, and the Chair of the Chile California Council, Mr. Rafael Friedmann. There was also a panel discussion on “Prevention of wildfires in the territories” integrated by Ms. Helen López, Assistant Director of Cal OES, Mr. Rodrigo Ortiz, Deputy Director of Risk Management of ONEMI, Ms. Jessica Morse, Deputy Secretary for Forests of Cal Fire, Mr. Patricio Sanhueza, Professional Technical Advisory Management of Forest Fire Protection of CONAF, María José Hess, Director of Communications and Projects of Amigos de los Parques de la Patagonia and Héctor Jorquera, Coordinator of the Red de Prevención Comunitaria.

In this link, you can find the “Disaster Ready Guide

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