: The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

CAL FIRE Serves and Safeguards the People and Protects the Property and Resources of California.

  • 222,844
    Total Emergency Responses
  • 942
  • 3,916
    Acres Burned
  • 0
    0 Civilian / 0 Firefighter
  • 4
    0 Damaged / 4 Destroyed

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News and Updates

Join us in exploring the dynamic narratives, insightful videos, and informative resources that showcase the unwavering commitment of CAL FIRE to public safety, emergency response, and the preservation of our state's invaluable natural resources.
CAL FIRE is working diligently to remove overgrown vegetation through prescribed fire, tree thinning, pruning, chipping, and roadway clearance. These efforts create breaks that change fire behavior, reduce negative ecosystem impacts, and enable fire fighters to protect communities.
During certain times of the year and in certain parts of the state, residential landscape debris burning of dead vegetation is allowed. Many counties are now offering online Burn Permits for residential burning. Visit burnpermit.fire.ca.gov to learn more. 

CAL FIRE Spotlight

CAL FIRE Spotlight videos showcase the various aspects of CAL FIRE’s operations, including firefighting techniques, equipment, and the day-to-day activities of CAL FIRE personnel.

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When you join CAL FIRE, you join a family of employees that function as a team. You will build trust and friendship with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations.

Are you ready?

Becoming ready for wildfire starts with maintaining defensible space around your property, hardening your home, and planning to evacuate in case of an emergency.

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Get monthly updates on all the important work going on at CAL FIRE. This month,  we take an in-depth look at CAL FIRE’s new C-130H aircraft. Click the button below and check ‘Monthly CAL FIRE Community e-News’ to get the next edition.

Over $1 Billion Invested in Wildfire Prevention Grants

Significant State investments are powering wildfire resilience and forest health. Our grants and prevention investments provide training to rural fire departments, bolster the forest sector workforce, and directly protect fire-threatened communities.

Unprecedented Threats. Extraordinary Response.

High-severity wildfire is occurring at striking rates in Sierra Nevada forests. On top of all-hazard emergency and fire response, CAL FIRE is implementing proven fire-prevention strategies, working to enforce sustainable logging practices, and reforesting woodlands after catastrophic events.


The team at California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire prevention, fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State’s 58 counties via contracts with local governments.

Preventing wildfires in the State Responsibility Area is a vital part of CAL FIRE’s mission. While these efforts have occurred since the early days of the Department, CAL FIRE has adapted to the evolving destructive wildfires and succeeded in significantly increasing its efforts in fire prevention. We work to prevent wildfire through wildland pre-fire engineering, vegetation management, fire planning, education and law enforcement.


More About CAL FIRE

Gavin Newsom

Office of Governor

Wade Crowfoot

California’s Natural Resources Secretary

Joe Tyler

Director / Fire Chief