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Make a stand to prevent fall wildfires

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovannaSpecial to the Valley NewsFire season is year round in southwest Riverside County; however, it is the first week of fall...

How to prepare for an extended power outage

TEMECULA – Planning ahead can help make adverse situations more manageable. Such is the case when storms strike and the power goes out. Extended...
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Know the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion

Valley News StaffWhile summer is a season known for outdoor activities and typically great for camping, hiking and barbecues, everyone needs to be aware...

OPEI offers tips for safe generator use

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Increasingly, consumers are turning to generators for power in emergency situations because the world is unpredictable. Year-round weather challenges are now...

Get ready for the unexpected with a disaster ‘Go Bag’

LAKE ELSINORE – Water bottles, a first aid kit and canned food line the living room coffee table. The Kim family is not going...

Soboba Fire Department shares fire safety tips

Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansSpecial to Valley NewsTo assist those who live and work on the Soboba Indian Reservation, Soboba fire Capt. Roger Salmo...

Preparing for emergency evacuations now helps alleviate problems later

Southern California is facing what experts are saying will be the worst fire season in the past six years. To date the state has already burned...

Being wildfire ready should be a way of life in Southern California

Charring 200 acres, destroying 20 homes and damaging another 11 as it tore through a Laguna Niguel neighborhood, the Coastal Fire serves as a...

Red Cross offers tips to keep homes safe from fire this winter

The American Red Cross is reaching out to the community in the hopes of reducing the number of home fires this winter season.According to...

Got 15 minutes to spare?

Book a virtual appointment with the local Red Cross to make your home safer SAN DIEGO – It’s all about time. You have just two minutes...