One year ago, when deadly fires ripped across Sonoma County, emergency response officials were disorganized and ill prepared, according to a report from California’s Office of Emergency Services. Many residents were not informed that they should evacuate and people needing help could not get their calls through to emergency call centers. On the anniversary of the fires, Forum broadcasts from Santa Rosa and looks at whether the region is more prepared to handle disasters today than it was year ago.
— KQED Forum (@KQEDForum) October 9, 2018
Mike McGuire, California state Senator for District 2
Christopher Godley, interim emergency manager, Sonoma County
Sukey Lewis, reporter, KQED
Tony Gossner, fire chief, Santa Rosa
Shana Jones, Sonoma-Lake-Napa unit chief, Cal Fire