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Joe Tyler

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When leaves fall, wildfires can rise. Many of California's most damaging wildfires happen in the autumn months. We know wildfires can burn year-round, so don’t let your guard down. Be prepared by having a ‘Go Bag’ ready and keeping it easily accessible, knowing your evacuation routes, and having a wildfire action plan that includes a communication plan and an emergency meeting location. Find out more at

On this week's CAL FIRE report: Check out the significant progress firefighters are making on the biggest wildfire fire of the year. How CAL FIRE uses prescribed burning to help prevent wildfires and foster a healthy ecosystem. Be ready in case of a fire. The items you should have in a “go bag,” and the action plan everyone in your family should know. If you love the outdoors and being in the forest, find out how you can make a career out of it at CAL FIRE.



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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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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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