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Thanksgiving Holiday Cooking Safety

With the Thanksgiving holiday just days away, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that home fires pose during the holiday season. Before you cook your holiday meal remember to “Keep an Eye on What Your Fry”. More...      Cooking Safety Video

Seasonal Hiring

Seasonal Hiring

The filing period for three seasonal positions within CAL FIRE is now open. Fire Fighter I, Defensible Space Inspector, and State Forest Aide positions are entry level work in the fields of wildland, rural and structural fire suppression, fire prevention and forestry. More...   

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CAL FIRE Transports State Christmas Tree to the Capitol

On Tuesday, November 4, the official state Christmas tree was delivered to the California State Capitol in Sacramento. The 60 foot tall White Fir, donated by CAL FIRE from Latour Demonstration State Forest, was transported down Interstate 5 to the State Capitol. More...

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Outdoor Ban Burn & 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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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...      Grants Aimed to Improve Carbon Sequestration and Reduce the Threat of Wildfires News Release

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

Dyncorp Pilot Geoffrey (Craig) Hunt

CAL FIRE Line of Duty Death Dyncorp Pilot Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt

On October 7th, 2014, Dyncorp Pilot Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt was involved in a fatal crash while flying a CAL FIRE S-2T Airtanker over the Dog Rock Fire burning near Yosemite's Arch Rock. 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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Dry Conditions Lead to Increased Fire Activity

CAL FIRE has already responded to a significant increase in wildfires this winter due to the extremely dry conditions. More...

Drought Prompts CAL FIRE to Increase Statewide Staffing News Release

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...

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...

Online Campfire Permit


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