Steve Bennett, District 1 Ventura County Supervisor, represents the City of Ventura, the Ojai Valley and parts of Oxnard.
Ventura County Fire Chief, Mark Lorenzen, speaks with Sandra Siepak about the role of the fire department, specific services they provide, and makes references to the Thomas and Woolsey fires. He also offers fire and disaster preparation suggestions and advice
Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) is a California State Senator, representing the 19th Senate District, which encompasses Santa Barbara County and most of Ventura County.
Kimberly Coley speaks about the American Red Cross and its history of disaster relief, facilitating blood donations, education about disaster preparedness, as well as providing health and safety classes. She also discusses the coordination between local and national Red Cross
Ventura Unified School District Superintendent, David Creswell, speaks with Sandra Siepak about the Thomas Fire challenges and ongoing school safety concerns.
Thomas Fire Help is a grassroots, crowd-sourced, online platform, which serves to connect need with help.
Eric Harrison, president of the United Way of Ventura County, speaks with Sandra Siepak about the Thomas Fire and Flood fund and the aid provided to the community as a result of local donations.
Mark Kirwin speaks with Ed Wehan about the Kirwin International Relief Foundation.
Debbie Cregan and Corinne Sullivan speak about the Volunteer Ministers and their motto, “Something can be done about it.”
Jill Chiappe speaks with George Alger about evacuating her home before it was destroyed by the Thomas Fire in Ventura, CA. Chiappe also discusses lessons learned from the experience.