The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has compiled resources to assist with response and recovery from the latest California wildfires. Information guides on disaster topics and the Disaster Lit® database provide access to curated, reliable information from vetted Federal, state, and local governments and organizations.
Key National Resources
- NLM Fires and Wildfires Information Guide
- Content syndication—embed the content of this page on your own website, to get automatic updates and new resources
- NLM Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events
- California Wildfires(Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response)
- Disaster Distress Helpline(HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- Provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing distress related to natural or human-caused disasters
- Call 1-800-985-5990 toll-free
- Text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor
- Federal Aid Programs for the State of California– assistance for individuals
- Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Emergency & Assistance Act– libraries as facilities are eligible for funding under this act.
- Public Assistance: Local, State, Tribal and Private Non-Profit
- Rx Open – helps patients find nearby open pharmacies in areas impacted by disaster.
- American Red Cross Safe & Well Registry– let friends and family know you’re safe and well in an event of a disaster.
Key California Resources
- California Statewide Wildfire Recovery Resources
- California Statewide Fire Map
- WIFIRE FiremapResearch Project (including recent smoke concentrations, air quality)
- Air Quality: AirNow from the Environmental Protection Agency(Search by Zip Code or State)
- San Francisco Chronicle 2018 California Fire Tracker
- Butte County Home Page– provides one stop shop for highway information, evacuation shelters, animal shelters, finding loved ones, etc.
- Butte County Office of Emergency management
- Butte County Air Quality Management District
- Sign up for for emergency mass notifications – https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFA19C579EA5
- Camp Fire Structure Status Map
- Butte County Shelter Information
- Call (530) 538-7826
- Missing Person Call Center Phone Numbers:
- (530) 538-6570
- (530) 538-7544
- (530) 538-7671
Los Angeles County
- Los Angeles Emergency Management Department
- Sign up for free emergency alerts – http://emergency.lacity.org/notifyla
- Los Angeles Fire Department
- Cal Fire Woolsey Fire Incident Information– provides evacuation centers, animal evacuation centers, road closure information, etc.
- Search NLM Disaster Lit database
- Hashtags: #CampFire #ButteCounty #CaliforniaFires #WoolseyFire #HillFire #FireAssistance
- Twitter List: https://twitter.com/NLM_DIMRC/.../california-wildfire
We will continue to provide updates to this list as additional news and information about the California wildfires is received. The link for this list is: