Fire Emergency Information 2017

By Friends & Neighbors June 16, 2016 23:13

Photo courtesy of Frank Podesta


Government websites Cal Fire,; Tuolumne County,; Calaveras County,; Amador County, For info on fires burning on U.S. Forest Service lands,

Tuolumne County Incident Feed offers the latest information during a local emergency or wildfire through its Live Scanner. This will open a live audio stream of local fire, emergency and police.

To report a fire anywhere in the state, call 911.

For up-to-the-minute information, DO NOT CALL 911 or dispatch numbers for county sheriffs’ offices or fire departments.

Instead, public safety officials say, in Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties use the phone numbers and sources that follow.

Information numbers and sources by county

Amador County (209) 223-6333

The number above is the Office of Emergency Services – Call for recorded, updated fire and evacuation information.  For general questions regarding emergency procedures, call (209) 223-6384.

To sign up for email emergency alerts, visit and click on “emergency information.”  To sign up for CodeRED, Amador County’s phone, text, email and TDD/TTY emergency notification system, visit

For info on larger fires, call Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado Unit: (530) 644-2345.

To hear emergency radio advisories broadcast from a limited-range transmitter set up by OES during fires and other disasters: 530AM.

Calaveras County (209) 754-3831

The number above is for Cal Fire’s Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit – call for large fire information.

To sign up for email or text message alerts on fires and other disasters from the Shieriff’s Office and other public safety agencies, register online at or To sign up for CodeRED, visit

Tuolumne County (209) 754-3831

The number above is for Cal Fire’s Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit – call for large fire information.

In major emergencies, call the Office of Emergency Services, (209) 533-5511.

To sign up for email alerts, visit and click on “Notify Me.”

If an incident warrants evacuations, an emergency notification system will be initiated; register for Citizen Alert System Notification online at

Red Cross

To let family members know you are safe during a disaster, list your name online with, a free service.  Hotline for those displaced by fire or natural disaster: (855) 891-7325. Call the Sonora office at (209) 533-1513, the Sacramento office at (916) 993-7070, or visit online,

Salvation Army

83 S. Stewart St., Sonora, (209) 588-1986, 9am-2pm Mon.-Fri. Helps meet emergency needs including lodging, PG&E bills and more.

Other Sources


Union Democrat,

Calaveras Enterprise,

Ledger Dispatch,

Radio stations, other web links

Sonora: KVML 1450AM, KZSQ 92.7FM, KKBN 93.5FM (online,

Jackson: KVGC 1340AM (online,


Cal Fire’s new Ready for Wildfire app allows smartphone users to sign up for text alerts about wildfires 10 acres or larger in their community or within 30 miles of the phone itself. Info at

Updated June 1, 2017




By Friends & Neighbors June 16, 2016 23:13
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