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CAL FIRE Awards Fire Prevention Grants in High Tree Mortality Areas

Over $1.7 million was approved for local projects focused on the removal of dead and dying trees in order to reduce the wildfire threat around homes within the counties of Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Tulare and Tuolumne. Learn More...

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New Partnership Focuses on Increased Use of Fire in California for Natural Resource and Public Benefits

Memorandum of Understanding between agencies that will promote the careful and expanded use of fire for natural resource and other social benefits in California. Learn More...

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Residential Fire Sprinklers

Including fire sprinklers in your new homes is a great idea that can save lives and money. More

Residential Fire Sprinkler Video

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Prepare for Bark Beetle

Tiny insect creatures – Bark Beetles – are greatly increasing the risk of wildfire in California. Bark Beetles are attracted to trees weakened by drought and are killing them. These dead trees become ready fuel for wildfires, increasing risk to homes, property and lives in an already dangerous wildfire situation. Learn More...    Bark Beetle Video    News Release
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California Storm Ready

Weather predictions indicate that large storms may come in the coming months due to warming in the Pacific Ocean known as El Nino. Learn More...

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2016 Arbor Week Poster and Video Contest

Trees are an essential part of California’s climate and are vital to improving air quality and conserving water. To help educate Californians on the value that trees provide to building successful, healthy cities and neighborhoods, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California ReLeaf are announcing the annual statewide Arbor Week poster/video contest for students.

Contest Rules      CAL FIRE Arbor Week      News Release

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Outdoor Debris Burn Permit Information

With winter around the corner stay infomed on the latest on outdoor debris burn permit information. Homeowners should always check with their local CAL FIRE station and local air quality management agency before burning. In many area burn permits may be required. Learn More...

Seasonal Firefighter Hiring

Seasonal Firefighter I Hiring

The filing period for the 2016 fire season is November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. A Fire Fighter I participates in wildland, rural, and structural fire suppression. As a member of a fire crew, a Fire Fighter I fights fires, repairs equipment, assists with general station housekeeping, and responds to emergency situations.  More...    Seasonal Firefighter Hiring Video

CAL FIRE Urges Caution Due to High Fire Danger

Hobby drone Operators: If you Fly, We Can't!

A growing problem are hobby drones interfering with the air operations over wildfires. A collision with a hobby drone could easily result in major damage to firefighting aircraft, injuries to the pilot and crew on board as well as firefighters below, and/or worse, a midair collision. More... Public Service Announcement

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CAL FIRE Grant Opportunities

CAL FIRE grants are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires and meeting Governor Brown's goal of transitioning California to a sustainable, low-carbon emission future. More...


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