Emergency Preparedness

Paradise hero saves 28 lives during fire.

An unsung hero saves 28 lives during the Paradise Camp Fire… but he did not set out to do so.  On November 8th, with the wildfire racing towards him, Russel Moore of Magalia, CA did something daring. He collected 28 neighbors who could not escape the flames on their own, then hid them in the safest place he could knew…his church.

That decision turned out to be a godsend, literally.  As Moore and his followers took cover, the fire burned completely over and around them destroying everything except… miraculously, the church where they were hiding. When they finally dared to emerge from the structure on the  November 9th, they could not believe what they saw, or that they had survived.

Moore and the 28 lucky folks he helped are happy to be alive, even though every one of them lost their home and all of their possessions.  So what is Mr. Moore doing now? Helping survivors at the church of course. What else? 

Listen to the story here in his own words. Check out the images below of areas around the church. See how to create a plan for dealing with disasters.

Paradise hero saves 28 during fire
Camp fire recovery center at miracle church

Hero saves 28 during Paradise fire
Destruction surrounds the church

Hero saves 28 by hiding in church
Paradise church a sanctuary during fire


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