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Janet Ruiz

Janet Ruiz

Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467

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  • Business wildfire resilience
  • Communications/outreach
  • Evacuation outreach
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firefighter/ Fire department
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
  • Wildfire recovery
Existing Member Affiliations:
Non-Member Affiliations:
  • South Lake County Fire Safe Council, Hidden Valley Lake Firewise Committee

I work for the Insurance Information Institute, and am the Director of Communications.
We are based in New York, I am based in Northern California and oversee the state. I work with the National Firewise USA Program and the California Fire Safe Councils to help the public learn more about wildfire preparedness, mitigation, prevention, etc.

Locally, I am part of the Firewise Committee in Hidden Valley Lake, CA and the South Lake Fire Safe Council.

I contributed to CAL FIRE’s readyforfire website regarding financial preparedness. I participated with Firewise to do a national webinar on financial preparedness for wildfire in 2018 and put on a workshop at the Santa Rosa Junior College Safety Training Center on hardening homes in 2019.

Wildfire Preparedness Event

Placer County - event at Home Depot to teach people how to 'retrofit' their home to be resistant to wildfire. Still in the early planning for mid to late September.