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State Creates Prescribed Fire Liability Fund

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SACRAMENTO — Today, the State of California will roll out a first-of-its-kind approach to curbing the state’s catastrophic wildfire problem by providing new protections for prescribed fire and cultural burning practitioners. The $20 million allocated for the “Prescribed Fire Liability Claims Fund Pilot” will cover losses in the rare instance that a prescribed or cultural burn escapes control. California Senator ...

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It’s Wildfire Preparedness Week!

SACRAMENTO–Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2023. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and our partner agencies will host five statewide events throughout the week to raise awareness of what individuals and communities can do to help protect against the threat of wildfires. By preparing well in advance of a wildfire and taking steps ...

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CAL FIRE Partners with United States Army Reserve P3O

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SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the U.S. Army Reserve Private Public Partnership Office (P3O) signed a proclamation earlier this year, to partner in an effort that supports Soldiers and families in overcoming barriers to obtain meaningful employment and education opportunities. P3O is leveraging technology, management tools, social networking platforms and hiring events ...

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CAL FIRE Urges Safety as the Fourth of July Approaches

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SACRAMENTO — On June 28, “Safe and Sane” fireworks will go on sale in many communities across California, but CAL FIRE is reminding everyone to do their part to have a safe holiday and help prevent fires and injuries caused by fireworks. With the 4th of July holiday around the corner, state fire officials are stressing the dangers and consequences ...

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Multiple Counties

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MARIPOSA — California has already experienced an unusually early start to fire season amidst an ongoing drought and historically low rainfall and reservoir levels. While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the west is starting earlier and ending later each year. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring ...

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CAL FIRE Establishes New Division to Assist Communities

SACRAMENTO — As California continues to increase its focus on fire prevention and community readiness for wildfires, CAL FIRE has established the Community Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation Division within the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The new division follows the passage of Assembly Bill 9, authored by Assembly Member Jim Wood in 2021, which was signed into law by ...

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Harden Your Home Against Wildfires With Defensible Spaces

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — California’s Wildfire Preparedness Week is May 1 – 7, 2022, and CAL FIRE and its partner agencies are spending the week raising awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect themselves against the threat of wildfires. Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial for all Californians in making its communities more resilient to ...

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