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Fire Officials Stress Safety during Memorial Day Weekend

CAL FIRE Urging Caution for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is often considered to be the kick-off for summer vacations and outdoor activities, but CAL FIRE officials are asking the public to use caution as fire danger remains higher than normal. More...

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Are You doing the right thing, the wrong way - Equipment Use Safety

Are You doing the right thing, the wrong way - Equipment Use Safety

Whether working to create a defensible space around your home, or pulling your dirt bike over to the side of the road, if you live in a wildland area you need to use all equipment responsibly. Lawn mowers, weedeaters, chain saws, grinders, welders, tractors, and trimmers can all spark a wildland fire. Do your part, the right way, to keep your community fire safe. More...

CAL FIRE Announces Availability for Fire Prevention Grants

In effort to reduce the risk and damage from wildfires, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) today announced the availability of local fire prevention grant funding. The program is part of CAL FIRE’s California Climate Investments (CCI) which will increase carbon storage and sequestration in forestlands through a variety of objectives including wildfire prevention. The 2017-2018 California budget allocates up to $195 million for the Fire Prevention and Forest Health Programs. More...

CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grants

 

CREATE DEFENSIBLE SPACE - READY FOR WILDFIRE

With spring approaching, now is the time for homeowners to get "Ready" for a wildfire by maintaining an adequate Defensible Space and by hardening their home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible Space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. Just a few simple steps can help get you and your home "Ready" for a wildfire. More...

CAL FIRE Inspects for Defensible Space

HARDENING YOUR HOME - KEEP EMBERS OUT

Homes ignite from contact with flames or embers. Flying embers can destroy homes up to a mile ahead of a wildfire. Homeowners should "harden" their homes long before a fire start. Just a few simple steps can help get you and your home "Ready" for a wildfire. More...

Publication - Home Survival in Wildfire-Prone Areas: Building Materials and Design Considerations

FIRE SAFE LANDSCAPING - CHOOSE FIRE-RESISTANT PLANTS AND MATERIALS

A fire-safe landscape uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home. Fire resistant plants are great in California because they are often drought tolerant, too. More...

Publication - Fire-Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes

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Kidde Recalls Duel Sensor Smoke Alarms

On March 21, 2018 smoke alarm manufacturer KIDDE issued a recall for combination photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms model PI2010 and PI9010. More... (Link to OSFM information Bulletin) Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recall Number: 18-128. More...   Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recall Number: 18-128

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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 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...

CAL FIRE Announces Availability for Fire Prevention Grants

 

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