SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – California emergency responders have been stretched out to a level that should alert residents in vulnerable areas if we have another big incident.
That's why officials urge the public to double check their personal plan.
The response they expect may not be the response they will get.
Local fire and police services are fully staffed, but the speed of mutual aid staffing could be compromised with thousands of firefighters and other emergency responders dispatched out of the area.
A solid base to start preparing is with the heavily taught "Ready, Set, Go" plan. It is available on line in English and Spanish.
The vital information on what you should have ready, and how you should protect your property in advance is included.
Emergency officials say they need the public's help to have a plan, practice it and be cooperative in a crisis.
An outspoken resident …