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Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

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Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

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For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.

Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid in Response to L.A.-Area Fires


Direct Relief today extended emergency medical assistance to partner clinics and health centers in Los Angeles County in response to the Rancho Palos Verdes Fire and the Station Fire, burning near La Cañada.

Working in close collaboration with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), Direct Relief has activated its emergency response team to ensure that clinic and health center medical material needs are met in response to the fires. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proclaimed a state of emergency in Los Angeles County today as the Station Fire spread through the Angeles National Forest, spreading toward Altadena.

During wildfires, respiratory issues become one of the most pressing health concerns. Nebulizers help treat asthma and N-95 particulate respirators (protective masks) are recommended to help protect lungs from wildfire ash and smoke.

Direct Relief conducts an ongoing support program with the community clinics throughout the state and, as a licensed pharmacy wholesaler, is able to assist with specific medical items not available through other channels. Thanks to longstanding relationships with these health providers, response to fire emergencies is quick and targeted.

While the Palos Verdes Peninsula fire is 70 percent contained after burning 100 acres and damaging six homes, the Station Fire is just 10 percent contained and has burned 1,500 acres.

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