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Weather forecasts monitored by the National Weather Service (NWS) are reviewed on a continual basis by Stanford University Fire Marshal's Office (SUFMO) and the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS). Notifications are sent by Santa Clara County via CAL FIRE when Red Flag warnings are issued for the Stanford area. During periods of low humidity, high winds, and/or high temperatures the NWS may declare a Fire Weather Watch or a Red Flag Warning which are sent to all affected Counties by CAL FIRE. When a fire weather warning is issued, measures are taken to limit possible ignition sources such as prohibiting outdoor fires. If the fire weather warning is elevated to a Red Flag Warning, then SUDPS will close the Stanford Foothills to the public and all Foothill gates will be staffed to prevent entry. Any maintenance work that could potentially cause a fire or threat to public safety will be suspended. SUDPS alerts the campus community.