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Mike Richwine

Acting Director

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Governor Gavin Newsom has released his 2022-23 state budget proposal – the California Blueprint, a bold plan building on the state’s ongoing work to confront California’s greatest existential threats, bolster our strong economic growth and make historic investments in California’s future.

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Camp Cinder is a five-day four-night camp for young women age 14 to 18. The camp is led by CAL FIRE female firefighters and is free to all participants. Campers will experience what it means to have a career in the fire service through hands on wildland and structural firefighting, rescue and helicopter operations, team building, and much more.

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We are currently accepting applications for our Fire Prevention Grant Program! There is $120 million in funding available for fuel reduction, wildfire planning, and public education. Applications are being accepted through February 9 at 3pm. We are hosting a virtual workshop this Friday (12/17) at 10am.

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Californians have made great progress in recent years embracing wise water use as a daily habit. But our state's water future remains uncertain due to precipitation variability and changing climate. it is more critical than ever that Californians work together to Save Our Water and make the world a better place for our children, grandchildren and future generations. 

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2020 Fire Siege Report

The 2020 Fire Siege will be counted among the most devastating in history. The loss of life and livelihood across the State was profound, punctuated by the tragic loss of three of our comrades in service. We will never forget the impact they made on those they served with and the communities they so selflessly and honorably served.

Community Wildfire Prevention & Mitigation Report

In a 45-Day Report to Governor Gavin Newsom in response to Executive Order N-05-19, CAL FIRE systematically identified high priority fuels reduction projects and other measures to immediately begin to protect over 200 of California's most wildfire-vulnerable communities and put the state on a path toward long-term wildfire prevention and forest health.

Wildfire Prevention