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Community Alert – Not If, But When – Positive Preparation for Disaster

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Community Alert airs on Tuesday, 11 AM and 9 PM, Wednesdays at 5 AM, and again on Saturday at 1 PM on KZSB-AM 1290 and on www.newspress.com. Click on the dates below to hear the show for that day.

Funding provided by a grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council (14USFS-SFA0010) with additional funding from the Fire Services Training  Institute.

Community Alert is produced by the Wildland Residents Association, Inc., San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department. Any use of these links is for personal use only. Commercial use of these programs or content is prohibited without prior written permission from the WRA.

The views and conclusions contained in this programs are those of the hosts and guests and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the California Fire Safe Council, the U.S. Forest Service or KZSB AM-1290. Any mention of trade neames or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the California Fire Safe Council, the U.S. Government or the WRA.

Fire Department News Network (FDNN) video about the Community Alert show here.

Community Alert Television with retired State Fire Marshals Kate Dargan and Ronny Coleman – “WILDFIRE, Past, Present and Future” here.

CSFA Volunteer Committee DMV “Deemed to Comply” video with retired State Fire Marshal Ronny Coleman and Chief Tim Marrison here.

Voices of Santa Barbara (Nov. 14, 2012) with Mike Williams visits with Red Cross volunteer Judy Dobbins who served two weeks in an evacuation shelter in Tom’s River New Jersey.

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May 17, 2016
Liliana Encinas talks about local Listos programs and the Alertar y Preparar.

May 10, 2016
National Fire Heritage Center Executive Director Wayne Powell and Archivist Frank Schmersal talk about the past, present and future of their efforts to preserve the history of the United States Fire Service. Website

May 3, 2016
Goleta Water District General Manger John McInnes talks about local water issues and the drought. Website

April 26, 2016
Ted and Mike discuss several local issues of interest.

April 19, 2016
CHP Public Information Officer Sergeant Don Clotworthy discusses the CHP US 101 and SR 154 traffic safety task force.

April 12, 2016
USGS researcher Dr. Chris Funk talks about weather and climate issues. Program source document: Eric Holthaus, This New Data Set is Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation, (April 2016). This is a first of a monthly series on climate issues.

April 5, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues. Lauren Bray gives the “Ed Hat Brief.”

March 29, 2016
California Fire Safe Council Chair and CEO Jerry Davies talks about his year’s Grant Clearinghouse programs. Website

March 22, 2016
Retired United Captain Karen Kahn talks about drones, the good, the bad and the ugly.

March 15, 2016
Senior Field Representative Hillary Blackerby from Assemblymember Das Williams office and Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Pat McElroy talk about AB – 1564, 9-1-1 Emergency Response Wireless Routing Optimization. AB 1564 Fact Sheet 03 11 16

March 8, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

March 3, 2016
National IT journalist and president of Azstec, LLC Mark Gibbs talks about email and Internet security issues including today’s encryption challenges. Website

February 23, 2016
Santa Barbara Health Officer Dr. Charity Thoman and Public Health PIO Susan Klein-Rothschild talk about local health issues including Tuberculosis and the Zika Virus.

February 16, 2016
Former California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman talks about new building construction design and materials in relationship to fire prevention and fire fighting tactics. He also introduced “Table Talk” with Ronny J. Coleman, hosted by Michael S. Williams website.

February 9, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about several local issues including the Forest Service Firefighting Cost Share Agreements with Non-Federal Entities, (December 2015), 601-0002-41 report and the WRA 20 Weeks to Preparedness download.

February 2, 2016
Santa Barbara County Public Health PIO Susan Klein-Rothschild and Mosquito and Vector Management District General Manager David Chang talk about the Zika Virus. Website Website

January 26, 2016
Santa Barbara environmental attorney Phil Seymour talks about environmental law and issues confronting California.

January 19, 2016
Local conservator an author Scott M. Haskins talks about his book “How to Save Your Stuff From a Disaster.” Website

January 12, 2016
USGS Climatologist Chris Funk talks about climate changes throughout the world and it’s impact on droughts and famine. Monitoring Conditions December 2015

January Community Alert Edhat Brief with Lauren Bray

January 05, 2016
Edhat Managing Editor Lauren Bray talks about the new year of Edhat and presents the first of “Edhat Briefs” which will be given on the first Tuesday of each month on Community Alert. Website