The State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fee (SRAFPF) was Suspended as of July 1, 2017. On July 25, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 398, which suspended the SRAFPF until June 30, 2031. This bill was made retroactive to July 1, 2017.
Although the SRAFPF has been suspended, CAL FIRE will continue to provide the same level of fire prevention services and programs which have proven to be very valuable in reducing the risk of habitable structures and communities from the effects of wildfires. These activities will now be funded through the State’s Cap-and-Trade program, which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fire prevention activities help maximize carbon sequestration in healthy wildland habitat and minimize the uncontrolled release of emissions emitted by unwanted and dangerous wildfires. Going forward the department will continue to provide information on its Fire Prevention activities. This will be the final report on the SRAFPF until 2032, unless the suspension is lifted earlier.