Wildfire Recovery Resources

August 22, 2018—The California wildfires have been devastating, destroying homes and upending lives. For homeowners who are returning to damaged homes to literally pick up the pieces of their lives, HENTF’s “After the Fire” fact sheet provides helpful advice and guidance.

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force has uploaded a California version of the fact sheet “After the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasure” to FEMA’s Document Library.

Dealing with ash and fire debris is dangerous. A sampling of health and safety resources from California state agencies can be found on HENTF’s Current Disasters web page

See also the FAIC California Wildfires: Resources for Collections

Request support from the SAA Foundation National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives.


 FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution co-sponsor the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies. 

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