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Sponsor Before it Burns

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Before it Burns is a passion project started by those who have suffered from loss due to wildfires. The funding to start a nonprofit is steep, but those involved are dedicated to the mission: empowering communities to bury their power lines and prepare for emergency evacuations in the event of a fire.

What will this organization do?

  • Encourage fire-preparedness in communities.
  • Help communities organize efforts to put power lines underground.
  • Provide fire evacuation kits for families and individuals.

Your contribution here will go towards beginning the foundation as a true 501(c)(3) and the current content on this website.
Please take note that since this is not a 501(c)(3) organization yet, your donation on this form will not be tax deductible.

Right now, we’re focusing on building the proper structure and financing to get off the ground. Right now we’re currently forming our board and reaching out to local partners. If you’d like to be more directly involved, let us know.

If you’re having trouble making a donation on this form, please contact me at taylor@taylordink.com.

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Why Before it Burns?

A fire is beyond destructive and devastating. It erases the memory of everything that once existed. It cleanses the earth, but it also takes everything in its path. Fire is a force to be reckoned with, not just defended against.

The idea behind Before it Burns is to get ready for this level of devastation, both by trying to prevent it from happening and by having a plan for when it does. Get ahead of the flames.


How Can We Prevent Wildfire?

Undergrounding

Undergrounding is the process of moving power lines underground to prevent fire and outages in extreme conditions. It's expensive, but it's necessary and it's up to communities to ensure it happens.

Undergrounding Issues

There are clearly pros and cons to undergrounding, but the pros massively outweigh the cons, which are mainly financial. This organization is dedication to helping communities get their power lines put underground.

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Defensible Space

Defensible space is a clearing around a home or an area of land meant to protect it from fire spreading past the intended point. Creating defensible space protects homes and largely populated areas from a rapidly spreading fire and allows firefighters to control it quicker.

Defensible Space Issues

Many communities still don't have defensible space embedded in their culture and civic planning. It's crucial that we spread awareness of implementing this key firefighting tactic.

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How Can We Prepare For Wildfire?

Is your community prepared with emergency alerts?

Does your community have an emergency alert system? City-wide, county-wide, and even neighborhood community alerts can be life-saving in the event of an emergency like a wildfire. Make sure you're signed up for yours.

Not All Communities Are Prepared

Not every community has an emergency alert system and clear procedure for the event of a rapidly spreading wildfire. Even those that do don't have 100% enrollment. Help us spread the word about these lifesaving technologies.

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Do you have an escape route?

While it's impossible to predict where a fire will break out, or what direction it will go, you and your loved ones should always have multiple escape routes and meet-up points planned.

Help Others Create a Plan

For many Californians, fire is a norm. Yet, most don't prepare ahead of time. Help us bring awareness to communities about the necessity for emergency planning.

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