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Each year California highlights the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness by declaring the first full week of May as "Wildfire Awareness Week". This year during the week of May 1-7, CAL FIRE and fire departments across the state will remind residents of the dangers posed by wildfires. More...


With spring in full swing, now is the time for homeowners to get "Ready" for a wildfire by maintaining an adequate Defensible Space and by hardening their home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible Space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. Just a few simple steps can help get you and your home "Ready" for a wildfire. More...

CAL FIRE Inspects for Defensible Space

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Disasters occur every year in California, from wildfires to floods to earthquakes. Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. They can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services -- water, gas, electricity or telephones -- were cut off? The best way to make your family and your home safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes. More...

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Surge of CAL FIRE Firefighters Hired to Prevent Wildfires

With spring now taking hold in California, CAL FIRE is already staffing up for fire season, while focusing the efforts of its crews on preventing large and damaging wildfires. Across the State, CAL FIRE has already hired a surge of over 400 additional seasonal firefighters, whose focus includes fire prevention, fuel reduction and defensible space programs. More...

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We're Not Out Of The Woods

Millions of dead trees mean increased wildfire risk. This is the time that all residents need to maintain 100 feet of Defensible Space now. Learn more on the steps you should take to get your family and home safe. More...

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Grants Awarded for areas with tree mortality

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...

California Bark Beetle Epidemic

The bark beetle epidemic has hit California’s wildland forests in the coastal ranges, mountains and foothill communities, posing particular threat where dead trees are near homes and private property. In these areas, CAL FIRE has launched a public outreach campaign to educate and motivate residents to take steps now to protect their home and property from wildfire. . More...

Bark Beetle Video   Tree Mortality News Release

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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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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...

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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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