Office of Emergency Services (OES)



CAL FIRE Announces Availability of Funding for Projects that Proactively Address Fire Prevention and Forest Health

Scott McLean
Deputy Chief of Communications
(916) 651-FIRE (3473)

SACRAMENTO, CA –September 26, 2019– The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) announced the availability of over $80 million for Forest Health and Fire Prevention projects. CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for projects that work to proactively prevent catastrophic wildfires and restore forests to healthy, functioning ecosystems while also sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Grant Program seeks to significantly increase reforestation, fuels management, fire reintroduction, and treatment of degraded areas. An additional $7 million will be available through the Forest Legacy Program to conserve environmentally important forest land threatened with conversion to non-forest uses, and up to $2 million will be available specifically for applied research examining forest management and health.

CAL FIRE’s Fire Prevention Grant Program seeks to fund local projects that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to communities in, and adjacent to, forested areas. Qualified activities include hazardous fuel reduction, fire prevention planning and fire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety.
Find more information and sign up for announcements at

Official Call for Applications:

Fire Prevention Program: The call for applications opened on September 25, 2019 and will be due by 3:00 PM on December 4, 2019.

Forest Health Program: The call for applications will open on September 27 and will be due by 3:00 PM on December 6, 2019.

Public workshops will be held throughout California starting September 30; additional recorded webinars will be made available online.

These grant programs are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities.

These programs serve to complement the 35 priority fuels reduction and fire prevention projects that CAL FIRE has undertaken at the direction of Governor Gavin Newson. They also complement the State Forest Carbon Plan, which seeks to increase the ability of our forests to capture carbon and improve forest health.


Lightning Fires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

TRINITY COUNTY – The U.S. Forest Service is currently engaged in fighting several fires in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Thunderstorms in the area Wednesday have ignited at least 19 fires. The USFS South Fork and Trinity River Management Units have identified fires in the areas of Southern Trinity, Hayfork, Trinity Lake, Canyon Creek, and Downriver. Resources are on scene at many fires, and are making ...their way to more remote fires.

The Forest Service will continue to use air resources and ground patrols to identify new fire starts. To report a new fire, please call 911.

For up to date lightning fire information, go to the SHF Lightning Fires 2019 map at, and be sure to follow the Shasta-Trinity National Forest on Twitter at and on Facebook at


Heat Risk Forecast for Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27

Go to and click on the map to see the heat risk for your location.

Evacuation Terminology

After last year’s fire season, one notable problem was the lack of standardized language between responding agencies in regards to evacuation notices being given to the public. Because of this, Cal OES, the State Sheriff’s Association and statewide fire agencies are adopting new terminology in regards to wildfire evacuation incidents. From now on, we will be utilizing the language below. We will no longer use “Advisory” or “Mandatory” in regards to evacuation notices.

Evacuation Warning: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

Evacuation Order: Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.

Shelter in Place: Stay indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or until being contacted by emergency personnel with additional direction.  

CodeRED/IPAWS Emergency Alert Test - August 14

The Trinity County Office of Emergency Services in conjunction with Trinity County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a follow-up test of the CodeRed and Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) on August 14th at 9:00 A.M. A second test was advised by the CodeRed vendor in order to allow them the chance to correct the network timing and switching issues encountered during the previous test, which resulted in some residents not being notified. 

It is also important for residents to load the CodeRed phone numbers into their cell phone before the test to prevent confusing the test call with a spam or robocall. It is recommended to save the two numbers into a single contact and naming it “CodeRed” or “Emergency Alert”. The two numbers that are used by the system are 866-419-5000 and 855-969-4636. 

Residents are urged to sign up for a CodeRed account, and anyone not receiving the test notification can register for CodeRed at or by calling OES at 530-623-1116 or sending an email to Please include name, phone number, cell provider if adding a cell phone, and physical address if leaving a message or sending an email.

Ed Prestley
OES Manager
Trinity County
(530) 623-1116

CodeRED/IPAWS Emergency Alert Test - July 17

Reminder: CodeRED/IPAWS Emergency Alert Test - July 17

The Trinity County Office of Emergency Services in conjunction with Trinity County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a County-Wide test of the CodeRed and Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) on July 17th at 8:50 A.M. During the test, everyone in Trinity County that has signed up for CodeRed should receive the test notification. Additionally, we will be testing IPAWS, which will send an alert to all cell phones in the county with cell service.

The purpose of this test is to give residents a piece of mind that during an emergency situation they would receive the emergency alert. It is important for everyone to load the phone number into their cell phone as well, so any call in the future would be easily recognizable as an emergency alert. OES recommends adding the numbers as a contact and naming it “CodeRed” or “Emergency Alert”. The two numbers that could be used by the system are 866-419-5000 and 855-969-4636.

Residents are urged to sign up for a CodeRed account, and anyone not receiving the test notification can register for CodeRed at or by calling OES at 530-623-1116 or sending an email to All that is needed is name, phone number, cell provider if adding a cell phone, and physical address to get a free account.

Ed Prestley
OES Manager
Trinity County
(530) 623-1116

Wildfire Prevention

  • Do not use a lawn mower on weeds or dry grass

  • Properly dispose of cigarettes and matches

  • Avoid power equipment that creates sparks

  • Make sure no vehicle parts drag on the ground, including towing chains

Heat Safety


  • Hydrate  
  • Wear sun protection
  • Limit outdoor activities
  • Check on children, pets, & the elderly





Cold Water


Use Caution: Rivers and Lakes Remain COLD for Father’s Day Weekend

Exposure to cold water can quickly cause hypothermia, especially in children & elderly.

Hypothermia is a sudden loss of body temperature, which can be fatal 

If you see someone with signs of hypothermia, get help immediately!

Always wear life vests and keep a close eye on children in or near water.



Lightning Do’s and Don’ts




  • Find a Sturdy House, Building or Car with a Roof
  • Go Indoors When You Hear Thunder or See Lightning
  • Stay Indoors For At Least 30 Minutes After You Last Hear Thunder




  • Don’t Shelter Under Pavilions, Dugouts, or Other Small Structures
  • Don’t Go Near Water, Tall Trees, or Metal Objects
  • Don’t Use or Touch Corded Electronics, Outlets, or Windows 



Trinity County Solid Waste - Free Residential Brush Disposal Days - June 18 - 29, 2019

These transfer sites will be accepting brush from Trinity County residents free of charge during regular operating days/hours between June 18 and June 29, 2019 only.

Click title above for information about locations and days/times.

All residents are encouraged to go to the CalFire website at and ensure they are prepared for fire season.

We all need to be prepared. Please take a few minutes and consider the information on the website so we are best prepared as residents to do our part to help protect what we have earned!

Trinity OES

Information on CodeRED:

All residents of Trinity County are encouraged to sign up to receive CodeRED messages of their choosing: i.e. email, text and phone (landline and cell). All information is treated for official use only, to be used only as a means for disseminating emergency information.

CodeRED Flyer

CodeRED Signup:

CodeRED Mobile Download:

OES is also in the process of being qualified through FEMA to send emergency messages by way of television, radio or cell phone within the Trinity County Operational Area (TCOA) during a time of a disaster (it is the same method as the weekly test scrolling on the television or interrupting a radio broadcast).

The Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) uses the US Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) to send emergency messages across televisions, radios and any cell phone capable of receiving messages within the operational area. More information about IPAWS is below:

- CodeRED - IPAWS architecture

County Plans and Guidance

Trinity County Emergency Operations Plan

Trinity County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Trinity County General Plan - Safety Element

DSW Community Volunteer Deployment Policy

Disaster Council - Created (2.40.040)


BLM Info on fire restrictions

Weaverville Online - Trinity Emergency Alert Network

CalFire Incident Information

Trinity County Emergency Preparedness


Caltrans District 2 Website

State Route 299 Current Conditions

State Route 3 – Current Conditions

Buckhorn Traffic Cam (via Caltrans)

Oregon Mountain Traffic Cam (via Caltrans):

Local Chain Requirements (via Caltrans)

Caltrans live traffic cameras

Disaster Service Worker Community Volunteer Program

Interested in Volunteering?