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Holiday Cooking Safety

Holiday Cooking Safety

With the holidays just around the corner, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that home fires pose during the holiday season. If you are simmering, baking, boiling, roasting or frying food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind yourself that the stove or oven is on. More...      Cooking Safety Video    

Seasonal Firefighter Hiring

Seasonal Firefighter I Hiring

The filing period for the 2018 fire season is November 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017. A Fire Fighter I participates in wildland, rural, and structural fire suppression. As a member of a fire crew, a Fire Fighter I fights fires, repairs equipment, assists with general station housekeeping, and responds to emergency situations.  More...    Seasonal Firefighter Hiring Video

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Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles

On November 2, 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kidde issued a safety recall regarding Kidde’s Plastic Handle Portable Fire Extinguishers.  The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973, and August 15, 2017. More...   Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recall Number: 18-022

What to do when returning home after a wildfire.

Returning Home After a Wildfire!

Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. Take precautions when returning home. More...    

Ready, Set, Go!

Be ready to Evacuate and GO! - Ready, Set, Go!

Give your household the best chance of surviving a wildfire by being ready to go and evacuating early. Have an Evacuation Plan; know what to take and where to go if a wildfire strikes. More...     Ready, Set, Go! Video

95% of California's wildfires caused by people!
One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire

It's true; 95% of all wildfires are caused by the activity of people! CAL FIRE is asking that all Californians do their part now to help prevent the next devastating wildfire. One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire.   One Less Spark - One Less Wildfire

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Help Stop The Spread Of Forest Pests - Buy It Where You Burn It!

Firewood can harbor insects and diseases that threaten California's forest resources. Transporting firewood can move these pests to new locations. Learn more about the threats and what you can do. More...

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Debris Burning Safety and Burn Permit Information

Stay informed on the latest on outdoor debris burn permit information. Homeowners should always check with their local CAL FIRE station and local air quality management agency before burning. In many area burn permits may be required. Learn More...   Burn Status

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CAL FIRE Launches New Ready for Wildfire App

This new tool puts a whole library of step-by-step checklists in the palm of the user’s hand. It allows homeowners to track their progress while creating Defensible Space, hardening their homes with fire-resistant construction, assembling an emergency supply kit and creating a family communication and evacuation plan.  Learn More...

California Bark Beetle Epidemic

The bark beetle epidemic has hit California’s wildland forests in the coastal ranges, mountains and foothill communities, posing particular threat where dead trees are near homes and private property. In these areas, CAL FIRE has launched a public outreach campaign to educate and motivate residents to take steps now to protect their home and property from wildfire. . More...

Bark Beetle Video   Tree Mortality News Release

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CAL FIRE Grant Opportunities

CAL FIRE grants are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires and meeting Governor Brown's goal of transitioning California to a sustainable, low-carbon emission future. More...

 

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