Resources for those affected by wildfires and those who want to help
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Relevant Social Media handles/pages:
#AZwx, #azfire, #arizonafire, #BearTrapFire, #Bell619Fire30, #BlackFire, #CalfCanyonFire, #CerroPeladoFire, #COFire, #CooksPeakFire, #ContrerasFire, #Crooksfire, #FireWX, #HermitsPeakFire, #IronMineFire, #MidnightFire, #MidnightPineFire, #NMFire, #NMWildfires2022, #NMwx, #NPSfire, #NVFire, #TXFire, #TXwx, #utahfire, #WoodlandFire, #WoodrowFire, #WildfireReady, #wildfires, #wildfireseason, #aerialfirefighting, #nmwater, #LasConchasFire2011, #Monsoon2k22, #NMRain, #drought, #recovery, #ClimateCrisis, #publiclands, #RXFire
- US Forest Service report: Gallinas-Las Dispensas Prescribed Fire Declared Wildfire Review.
- Calf Canyon - Hermit’s Peak Fire - Inclusive Support Group
- U.S. Forest Service Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire- includes morning and evening briefings on fire, resources, services, weather
- U.S. Forest Service - Gila - daily briefings on Black Fire
- New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Santa Fe National Forest Twitter
- NM Fire Info
- San Juan County Fire & Rescue
- NPSFireSW - Official information relating to National Park Service Fire Management in NM
- FEMA Region 6 Facebook &
A global wildfire detection and monitoring service that uses existing satellite data and our top fire algorithms to show hotspot detection in your area. Users can create custom area boundaries and receive notifications when hotspots have been detection in their area. There are multiple map forms that allow you to assess fire risk, detect early, monitor in near real time, and analyze damages.
- HELPNM Home Education Livelihood Program, Inc. in 1965 by the interdenominational New Mexico Council of Churches. They have a Disaster Relief Fund, inclusive of shelter funds.
- Safe Space New Mexico Fires Relief Fund. Safe Space is a nonprofit 501c3 founded by Vanessa Garcia, a northern New Mexican Native, who wants to make a difference in New Mexico. Vanessa and the Safe Space Board of Directors then created the NM Fire Relief Fund and enlisted a network of local hotel owners to help shelter evacuees.
- All Together New Mexico Fund from the New Mexico Coalition of Community Foundations. Grants from the All Together NM Fund will go to emergency shelter, food and water distribution, and access to medical support.
- Las Vegas Community Foundation allows donations to go directly to the Hermit’s Peak Wildfire Relief Fund
- New Mexico Fire Fighters IAFF and NM Sol are collaborating with I.B.E.W. 611 and AFSCME Council 18 to assist families affected by the fire
- Cochiti Fire Departmentseeks donations since its state funds limit its ability to purchase food with its normal operating budget.
- Cattlegrowers Association collecting donations to support livestock producers
- Santa Fe Humane campaign for displaced animals
- Pet and animal owners are encouraged to visit nmdog.org for a list of resources and additional information.
- NM Fire Information Resources
- FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers locations in Glorieta, Las Vegas and Ruidoso
- The New Mexico Emergency Rental Assistance Program allows New Mexico renters to receive aid for current, temporary, or new rental housing in New Mexico.
- FEMA page on frequently asked questions and rumor control
- FEMA Geospatial Resource Center
FEMA GIS supports the emergency management community with world-class geospatial information, services, and technologies to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate against all hazards
- The New Mexico Fire Information website (in Spanish also) is an interagency effort by federal and state agencies in New Mexico to provide timely, accurate, fire and restriction information for the entire state. The agencies that support this site are the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, State of New Mexico, and US Forest Service.
- San Miguel County fire information site - comprehensive site on Calf Canyon/HermitsPeak evacuations, shelter, crisis hotline, property damage survey form
- City of Albuquerque assistance for evacuees from fires starting May 16, including some free RV parking, food boxes, housing information, animal welfare services
- Fire and Evacuation map from the National Interagency Fire Center
- New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Cerro Pelado Fire updates and links to information on assistance in Los Alamos County
- Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters from Fannie Mae
- Small Business Association Disaster Assistance
- Federal disaster assistance from FEMA - New Mexico homeowners and renters in the five counties, who sustained damage from the wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on April 5 and continuing, could be eligible for help from FEMA.
- New Mexico Highlands University information and resources for Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire
- U.S. Department of Agriculture help for farmers and livestock producers affected by wildfires and drought
- National Weather Service, Albuquerque- information on weather forecasts, air quality, weather alerts, advisories and warnings, and safety tips
- InciWeb is a map from an interagency all-risk incident information management system.
- ArcGIS mapUSA Wildfire Activity Map
- Southwest Coordination Center. Interagency Coordination.
- NM Environmental Public Health Tracking project- information on air quality and health and safety risks and precautions
- CDC on SMOKE and COVID-19. Also N95 mask locator.
- NOAA Hazard Mapping.
- Incident Information System - a map of current wildfires and their size and containment
- AirNow.gov- Daily updates on the air quality in your community
- NMDOHThe Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas, New MexicoContacts for “Patient and associate lines have been established for inquiries about loved ones and family: 505-827-2613 and 505-827-9710.” per 5/2/22 press release.
- NM Aging and Long-term ServicesFire Resources.
- NM’s Ready, Set, Go! Plan.
- Office of Superintendent of Insurance outlines how to build a disaster survival kit
- After Wildfire “This guide was written to help New Mexico communities recover after wildfire. It includes information on how to mobilize your community, a list of resources available to communities and individuals for assistance, and a technical guide with information about post-fire treatments to address the catastrophic effects of a wildfire on the land and to prepare for potential flooding.” From the US Forest Service and NM State Forestry.
- The Fire Adapted New Mexico Learning Network (FAC NM) is about fostering fire adapted communities - communities that acknowledge and take responsibility for their wildfire risk, and take actions to protect residents, homes, neighborhoods, businesses, infrastructure, forests, and open spaces. Intergovernmental guide for homeowners in NM.
- Santa Fe County Evacuation Planning Guide.
- New Mexico Legal Aid
- Red Cross in New Mexico
- The Glorieta Conference Center has also been set up to receive evacuees. Call 1-800-432-2080 for more.
- United South Broadway Corporation
- A guide to returning after a wildfiresafely and starting the recovery process
- American Kidney Fund Disaster Relief Program - now open to victims of New Mexico fires it provides emergency financial assistance to dialysis and recent transplant patients who have been impacted by a natural disaster
- Public Forest closures via NMWild.
- Natural Resources Defense Counsel guide to how to stay safe in 2021 in New Mexico.
- Wildfire preparedness planning from the National Fire Protection Association.
Climate Change Resources.
- Climate Central, a wildfire risks and map via States at Risk is a project aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Our work focuses on five threats — extreme heat, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding and inland flooding — and the states most affected by these threats. In 2015 States at Risk evaluated how prepared each of the 50 states are for their current and future climate threats in its Preparedness Report Card.
- Climate Signals Climate Signals is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project of Climate Nexus that curates cutting-edge attribution science and provides resources in real time explaining how climate change worsens extreme events.
- Park Williams Hydroclimate, drought, wildfire “Hydroclimate, Fire, Vegetation, and Society. Park Williams and the HyFiVeS Research Group in the UCLA Department of Geography. We research the causes and consequences of changes in water availability across earth’s continents.”
- Washington Post: Wildfires Interactive Map (2022) One in six Americans live in areas with a significant wildfire risk.
- WildfireRisk.org Launching April 2020, this site offers interactive maps, tables, charts and data to help inform communities about their relative wildfire risk profile, the nature and effects of wildfire risk, and actions communities can take to manage and mitigate wildfire risk.
- World Climate Service WCS provides global subseasonal and seasonal forecast (i.e., long-range forecasts) to commercial entities. The site is helpful to journalists because long-lead forecasts are becoming a critical source of information to detect emerging climate hazard risks.
Trauma, Grief, Loss resources.
- Tool for Trauma First Aid—SCOPE.
- SAMHSA: Mental Health and Wildfires Learn about who is most at risk for emotional distress from wildfires and where to find disaster-related resources.
- Grief Center in Albuquerque.
- Helping Children after Natural Disaster
- Families & Adults:
- Lingering Mental Health impacts of Wildfires.
- American Psychiatry Association
- NIH research.
- Frontline Wildfire Defense (Developed in 2012 by an expert group of firefighters, technologists, and landscape ecologists) Trauma Support
- PTSD after wildfires.
- Other communities form support groups. Sonoma via Stanford, for example.
- Somatic Experiencing