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Make your Landscape Fire Resistant

A fire safe landscape isn't necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. A fire safe landscape uses fire resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home.  More...

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CAL FIRE Line of Duty Death CAL FIRE Pilot Jerold "Jerry" Bonner

CAL FIRE Pilot Jerold "Jerry" Bonner, 72, of Helendale, was found deceased inside his barracks on Friday, March 6th while on duty at our Alma Helitack Base in Santa Clara County. More...


With spring in full swing, 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...

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2015 State Responsibility Area (SRA) Review and Proposed Changes

CAL FIRE conducts a 5 year review of SRA maps as required by PRC 4125 to capture changes in land use, for example conversion in or out of agriculture, areas of densification due to development, and other relevant changes.  More...

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Prepare Your Home Fire Escape Plan and Practice Exit Drills in the Home

If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.  More...

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CAL FIRE Announces Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Fire Prevention Grants

CAL FIRE has announced the release of new Greenhouse Gas Reduction and one-time drought related fire prevention grants. These grants are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires and meeting Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s goal of transitioning California to a sustainable, low-carbon emission future. More... Update: March 16, 2015 - New GGRF emission reduction methods guidance, Questions and Answers, and webinar announcement now posted.

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Outdoor Burn Ban & Burn Permit Information

Due to continued drought conditions most counties still remain under a outdoor burn ban. Some counties in Northern California have received enough rainfall to allow some outdoor burning. Residents should check before they burn. More...

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One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

Over 90% of all wildfires are sparked by people. Whether it's using powered equipment or having a campfire, all Californians and visitors must takes steps to prevent sparking a wildfire. More...

California Fire Agencies Roll Out Online Campfire Permit

As Californians make their Memorial Day weekend and summer vacation plans, CAL FIRE and federal fire agencies want to ensure vacationers obtain necessary campfire permits and learn how to have a campfire safely. More...

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