Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid to Kern County Clinics Responding to Wildfires

Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in Kern County, California, to offer medical assistance as multiple wildfires burn there. The blazes, which began yesterday, have burned 30 homes, 15,000 acres, and forced 2,300 people to evacuate, news reports indicate; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency for the county.

People with respiratory conditions such as asthma face the greatest health threats during wildfires, caused mostly by airborne particulate matter. When air quality conditions are poor, protective masks, or N-95 particulate respirators, often become necessary to protect respiratory health.

Responding to major wildfire events in California over the last few decades, Direct Relief’s emergency response team is prepared to assist with appropriate aid as partners request to help treat patients affected by the fires in Kern County.


Contact Information

Direct Relief
Email & Contact Form
27 S. La Patera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 964-4767

Federal Tax ID : 95-1831116

Privacy Policy | Donation Policy

Awards & Recognition

awards ratings

Licenses & Accreditation

vawd accreditation

©2016 Direct Relief. All rights reserved.