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Are you evacuation ready?

Before wildfire strikes, it is important that you get SET. Prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of having to evacuate.

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Request a Defensible Space Inspection & Take the Self-Assessment Survey 

On and after July 1, 2021, when you sell property that is located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone, you’ll need documentation of a compliant Defensible Space Inspection. Please also take our Defensible Space Self-Assessment to learn more about how defensible space and home hardening can help save your home from the effects of wildfires.

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Governor Newsom Highlights New Firefighting Aircraft, $2 Billion in Wildfire and Emergency Preparedness Investments

Climate change has created a new wildfire reality in California, and we are proposing the single largest investment in wildfire preparedness in our state’s history – $2 billion for emergency preparedness,” said Governor Newsom. “With new investments in state-of-the-art firefighting technology and equipment and a focus on building resilience through fuel breaks, forest health projects and home hardening to protect our high-risk communities, the state is more prepared than ever to face wildfire season.

Governor Newsom was joined by CAL FIRE Director Thom Porter and CAL OES Director Mark Ghilarducci on an aerial tour of key fuel breaks in the Sierra Foothills and then held a press briefing on the $2 billion investment in combating wildfires and emergency preparedness.

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2020 Fire Siege Report

The 2020 Fire Siege report chronicles actions, decisions and challenges faced across the broad expanse of CAL FIRE operations and administration. This multidisciplinary approach to telling the story of the 2020 Fire Siege exemplifies the interconnected elements that work in concert to achieve the CAL FIRE mission every day and without fail.

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California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan

Governor’s Task Force Outlines Actions to Reduce Wildfire Risk, Improve Health of Forests and Wildlands.

Action Plan

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Ready for Wildfire

Being Ready for wildfire starts with maintaining an adequate defensible space and by hardening your home by using fire resistant building materials.  Find the right actions to prepare your family and home for the next California wildfire with the Prepare for Wildfire App. Create your wildfire action plan today.

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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.

45-Day Report & 35 Priority Projects