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Joe Tyler

Director/Fire Chief

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Looking for information about the Fire Hazard Severity Zones? Visit the new FHSZ website for information about the zones and why they are important, the newly-released fire hazard severity zone map, how to enhance your property's fire safety, upcoming public meetings, and frequently asked questions.

Fire Hazard Severity Zones

Camp Cinder is CAL FIRE's free Firefighter camp for young women ages 16 - 18. This five-day experience will be held in June of 2023 at two locations: Shasta and San Luis Obispo.

2023 Applications are now being accepted. Applications must be submitted by January 31st. 

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Looking for a career in firefighting, resource management, fire prevention or administration. Come join a family of employees that function as a team. CAL FIRE’s mission is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California. CAL FIRE has multiple vacancies statewide, so be sure to submit your applications on CalCareers and follow us on CAL FIRE Careers Twitter.

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The days are shorter, the outside temperature is lower, and in some places, it’s cold, icy and snowy. No matter where you live, winter brings a change in season and a time to think about home-heating safety. Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions, you can prevent most heating fires from happening. 

Safe Home Heating


Fuels Reduction Project Viewer

CAL FIRE launches its Fuels Reduction Project Viewer showing efforts made by CAL FIRE's crews, as well as through funding provided by CAL FIRE's Wildfire Prevention and Forest Health Grants Programs. This fuels reduction viewer provides a look at the work in progress this year and completed projects last fiscal year. 

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