A bark beetle epidemic (NewsDeeply
Article Perfect Storm Brewing for California Fire
Season) driven by drought is killing off millions of
trees in the Sierra Nevada and increasing the fire risk as
California starts another summer plagued by drought and higher
temperatures. While California embraces another fire season,
hospitals and health care providers should review their emergency
operations plans, policies and procedures. To prepare, hospitals
can download an evacuation, shelter-in-place and repopulation
checklists at http://www.calhospitalprepare.org/evacuation.
Additional resources for hospital employees on personal, family
and pet preparedness are available at http://www.calhospitalprepare.org/personal-preparedness.
For more information on this fire season, visit the Cal Fire
website at http://www.fire.ca.gov/.