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Smoke Alarms Save Lives

National Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10: "Hear the Beep Where you Sleep"

Did you know roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep? Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half! More...

CAL FIRE Urges Caution Due to High Fire Danger

Hobby drone Operators: If you Fly, We Can't!

A growing problem are hobby drones interfering with the air operations over wildfires. A collision with a hobby drone could easily result in major damage to firefighting aircraft, injuries to the pilot and crew on board as well as firefighters below, and/or worse, a midair collision. More... Public Service Announcement

Are You Prepard for a Disaster?

Are You Prepard for a Disaster? - September is National Preparedness Month

Disasters occur every year in California, from wildfires to floods to earthquakes. Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. They can force evacuations or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services -- water, gas, electricity or telephones -- were cut off? The best way to make your family and your home safer is to be prepared before disaster strikes. More...


Before wildfire strikes, it is important that you get Set. Prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of having to evacuate. The following three main preparation actions should be completed and familiar to all members of your household long in advance of a wildfire. More...

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Prepare for Bark Beetle

Tiny insect creatures – Bark Beetles – are greatly increasing the risk of wildfire in California. Bark Beetles are attracted to trees weakened by drought and are killing them. These dead trees become ready fuel for wildfires, increasing risk to homes, property and lives in an already dangerous wildfire situation. Learn More...
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ALL Outdoor Debris Burn Permits Suspended

With high fire danger across the State, CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor residential burning of dead vegetation like branches and leaves within the State Responsibility Area. Learn More...

California Online Campfire Permit

As Californians make their 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.  Online Campfire Permit

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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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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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CAL FIRE Announces Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Fire Prevention Grants

CAL FIRE 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 Brown's goal of transitioning California to a sustainable, low-carbon emission future. 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...


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