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Heroism Amid Horror in the Human Response to California's Worst Wildfire

The 2018 Camp Fire became the costliest wildfire in California history with a total of 85 civilian deaths and an estimated $16.5 billion in damage. The public safety response to the rapidly unfolding disaster was—in totality— valiant and brave and seemingly superhuman even if at times wholly improvised.

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Cops Provided a Way to Learn Proper Wildfire Response

The Ready, Set, Go! materials point out the critical role law enforcement plays when an evacuation from a wildfire is needed. Information is provided both in a detailed, yet concise, video as well as a flyer, which IAFC suggests can be kept in patrol cars.

TX Deputy Killed Evacuating People from Wildfires

"With the extreme deteriorating conditions and low visibility from smoke, Sgt. Fenley ran off the roadway and was engulfed in the fire,” a statement from the Eastland County Sheriff’s Office says.

Body Camera Footage Shows Colorado Deputies Evacuating People During Wildfires

You can hear deputies running through the Costco store, yelling to customers to evacuate the store immediately because of the encroaching flames nearing the back of the store.

Colorado Chief Loses Home to Wildfire

Chief Dave Hayes said what used to be a house had collapsed into the burnt-out basement, and the car he had parked in the driveway was melted.

California Department Patrols City that No Longer Exists

Officers with the Paradise (CA) Police Department find themselves with very little to do—no longer receiving calls for domestic violence, burglary, disturbing the peace, or any other incidents occurring on a typical shift before the worst wildfire in California history leveled the town in a matter of mere hours.

California FOP Seeking Donations for Officers Affected by Wildfires

The California Fraternal Order of Police is asking on its Facebook page for officers across the country to help officers—and their families—who have been affected by the devastating wildfires that have struck the state over the course of the past month.

California LEOs Respond to Wildfire as Their Own Homes Burn

The massive wind-whipped fire that roared through California mountain towns and hamlets on Thursday appears to have spared little, including homes owned by Cal Fire crews, Paradise police officers, and Butte County sheriff's deputies.

Video: California Officers Race to Save Shelter Dogs, Cats from Wildfire

In the chaotic moments on Friday when the Nelson Fire first started bearing down in Solano County, officers from the Vacaville Police Department jumped into action.

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California Officers Race to Save Shelter Dogs, Cats from Wildfire

In the chaotic moments on Friday when the Nelson Fire first started bearing down in Solano County, officers from the Vacaville Police Department jumped into action. More Here.

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