Readying the most vulnerable populations for disasters before they strike.
About the Program
Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign is based on an investment of public funds by Governor Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers to ready the most vulnerable populations for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods, and public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic before they strike. The campaign is anchored at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Californians are all too familiar with the harsh reality of wildfire and other natural disasters, and now the effects of a global pandemic. Far too often the people and communities hit hardest by these disasters or public health emergencies are those least equipped to survive them.
Listos helps Californians to become better prepared for disasters and to understand how to stay safe during COVID-19 by working with trusted community allies to provide simple tips and tools in languages and cultures that represent the great diversity of California. Through this process, we will build a social movement of self-reliance and community spirit that will make both families and communities more resilient.
Learn more about disaster readiness at Listos California.
In 2021 FIRESafe was awarded a Listos Grant. California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) and California Volunteers/Listos provided grants to communities throughout California in an effort to reach vulnerable communities with the Listos! Messaging of Emergency Preparedness through our “20 Listos Outreach Toolkits Program”.
The objective of this program was to provide custom branded outreach equipment and supplies to Fire Safe Councils (FSC) and organizations working in their communities to assist residents with wildfire emergency preparedness and evacuation. Fire Safe Marin successfully provided outreach to thousands of Marin residents to inform them about the program.
Fire Safe Marin will continue to support the program and help distribute its excellent educational materials. In partnership with Marin Center for Independent Living, Fire Safe Marin utilized the $3000 grant funding to create video interviews with members of the Access and Functional Needs community highlighting the unique impact of disasters on this community.