Tracy Sheehy’s Whirlwind Trip from One Fire to Another

By Gordon Williams  Red Cross volunteer Tracy Sheehy had just returned home from a two-week deployment to the California wildfires when she was asked to help at the fires sweeping through Washington. Now she is mass care manager for Red Cross sheltering operations in Federal Way and Puyallup where she works with shelter manager Richard … Continue reading Tracy Sheehy’s Whirlwind Trip from One Fire to Another

How Janice Chapman Shelters Clients from Wildfires and COVID19

By Gordon Williams  Janice Chapman Red Cross volunteer Janice Chapman was warned on the afternoon of Sunday, September 6 that she might be deployed to a wildfire in Eastern Washington. The call to deploy came early the next morning. “I was just finishing my coffee,” Janice said. Within hours, she was on her way to … Continue reading How Janice Chapman Shelters Clients from Wildfires and COVID19

Staying Safe in a Threatening Wildfire Season

July 25, 2018. Redding, California. Wildfires. Photo by Kris Warner/American Red Cross By Gordon Williams The images on television are horrific — pictures of wildfires burning out of control in California, Oregon and Eastern Washington. Since wildfire season is likely to last until the soaking rains of autumn, it’s essential you know how to stay … Continue reading Staying Safe in a Threatening Wildfire Season

What should you do when you need to evacuate?

  Key information from the Red Cross EVACUATION SHELTERS Shelters are open to all residents who have had to leave their homes due to evacuations orders or who have been impacted by wildfire activity. Shelter sites are open day and night and are a safe place to stay. Red Cross staff and volunteers are providing … Continue reading What should you do when you need to evacuate?