Emergency Response

Direct Relief, Public Health Dept. Assemble Medical Shelter at UCSB

Jesusita Fire Evacuation Center UCSB

Direct Relief emergency response to the Jesusita Fire continued throughout last night, when Direct Relief was asked to help establish at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) a medical shelter for evacuees requiring special needs. Direct Relief emergency staff rapidly tapped and delivered emergency stockpiles of inventory from its warehouse distribution center and worked throughout the night with UCSB […]

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Direct Relief, Medical Reserve Corps Assist Santa Barbara Residents Affected by Fire

Jesusita Fire

6:55 pm: Direct Relief today deployed staff and 40,000 N95 particulate masks to two sites to assist Santa Barbara residents affected by wildfire smoke from the Jesusita Fire. Watch a video of the event The distribution at two sites, was handled by Direct Relief staff and members of the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, which was activated in connection with the fire. […]

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Direct Relief, Medical Reserve Corps Open Mask-Distribution Sites in Santa Barbara

Mask Distribution for Jesusita Fire

At the request of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Direct Relief today established two distribution sites in Santa Barbara to provide N95 particulate respirators (masks) for local residents affected by the Jesusita Fire. The distribution sites will be staffed by Direct Relief staff and volunteers and members of the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps. The MRC includes volunteer health physicians, […]

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Jesusita Fire: Direct Relief Delivers Protective Masks to First Responders


5:50 p.m.  In response to the rapidly expanding Jesusita fire, Direct Relief has furnished N95 particulate respirators at the request of local emergency response for use by responders to the Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara County. Watch a video about our response. The request for protective masks was made to Direct Relief Emergency Response Coordinator Brett Williams, who was meeting at the […]

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Wildfire Outbreak: Direct Relief Responds to Jesusita Fire


Direct Relief has offered assistance in response to rapidly spreading wildfire that erupted this afternoon amid high temperatures and strong winds in the Santa Barbara foothills, prompting evacuations of local residents. Direct Relief has been in emergency-response mode and coordinating emergency activities with local public health officials and community clinics in connection with the H1N1 flu outbreak. Public health officials were meeting at Direct […]

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Direct Relief Sends Swine Flu Aid to Mexico Pediatric Hospital and Additional U.S. Clinics

Baxter and GSK Supplies for H1N1 in Mexico

This week, Direct Relief International has delivered additional protective medical supplies to partner clinics in the U.S. and a consignment of aid to the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico City in response to the H1N1 (“Swine”) Flu outbreak. The 500-bed public hospital, which provides free treatment to low-income children up to age 17, is receiving specifically requested Tylenol to help treat […]

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