California Fire Resources

Updated on October 13, 2017

Residents of impacted areas

For up-to-date evacuation information in your area, including evacuation centers, go to:

If you have been advised that you can go home, remember to boil your water before drinking or drink bottled water.

The California Labor Federation is keeping an updated list of resources for individuals and families affected by the fires here:

Bay Area Legal Aid has a legal advice line for people affected by the fire. Services are free to those who qualify, and interpreters are provided if needed. Please share this with anyone who might benefit.

The Disaster Relief Line is: 800-551-5554. The message callers will hear is as follows: “Thank you for calling Bay Area Legal Aid’s Legal Advice Line. If you have been affected by the Northern California fires, please press 7 now.”

Callers may get help in the following areas:

  • Connect clients with local resources.
  • Advice on emergency CalFresh and Medi-Cal.
  • Advice and representation on medical debt incurred for out of network ER visits and other health coverage issues.
  • Connect clients with statewide pro bono assistance.
  • Advice on FEMA claims process.
  • Housing resources.

Stay updated on conditions in your community, and keep your loved ones aware of your status:

  • Text your zip code to 888777 to receive live public safety alerts from Nixle.
  • Sonoma County residents are also encouraged to sign up for SoCoAlert to receive local alerts and warnings. Go to and click on the “Sign Up Today” link.
  • Go to to list yourself ‘safe’. The Safe and Well database is searchable, allowing loved ones to find out if their family and friends are okay.

How can I help?

We are accepting donations through our Solidarity Fund and working with the Teamsters Joint Council 7 All Charities and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund to raise money for impacted Teamsters. To donate to the Solidarity Fund please make checks payable to: Local 856 Solidarity Fund, and mail to our office – 453 San Mateo Ave., San Bruno, CA, 94066.

Napa & Marin County
Marin Evacuation Center at Civic Center needs volunteers, but not any more supplies. To volunteer go to:

Sonoma County
Petaluma evacuation centers below need baby food, formula, pet food, water, blankets, adult diapers, and toilet paper.

  • Adobe Christian Church – 2875 Adobe Rd. – Calvary Chapel – 1955 S McDowell Blvd.
  • Petaluma United Methodist church – 410 D St.
  • Petaluma Church of Christ -370 Sonoma Mountain Pky.
  • Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Building – 1094 Petaluma Blvd
  • Casa Grande School – 333 Casa Grande Rd.
Petaluma People Services Center – SHARE Sonoma County will be arranging for Emergency Home Shares in Sonoma County. If you are willing to host an evacuated individual or family in your home for a few days, few weeks or few months, please contact PPSC SHARE Sonoma County at, an information sheet and application will be sent to you immediately.
Volunteers will be needed to help with the phones, we will need assistance starting at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10th at PPSC’s main office – 1500 Petaluma Blvd. South, Petaluma. Please email or call ((707) 765-8488) and let them know that you can volunteer.