California, 2017

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Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program

California, 2017

In 2017, wildfires in California raged through 1.2 million acres and claimed at least 46 lives. Years of preparedness built by the PHEP program saved lives and helped communities return to normal operations again as quickly as possible.

Learn more: www.cdc.gov/cpr/readiness/stories

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