2020 Statewide Wildfires Debris Removal Update

2020 Statewide Wildfires Debris Removal Update

Sacramento, CA… Over 80 percent of properties have completed the debris clean up stage. The remains of 2020 wildfire survivors’ homes and property — burned metal, concrete, ash and contaminated soil — have now been cleared from more than 80 percent of the properties enrolled in California’s statewide Consolidated Debris Removal Program. Most properties still […]

CAL FIRE Urges Personal Responsibility in Protecting Against Wildfire

CAL FIRE Urges Personal Responsibility in Protecting Against Wildfire

Sacramento, CA… Do Your Part to Protect Your Community – Create Defensible Space and Harden Your Home “Wildfire Preparedness Week” is May 2-8” Being proactive and prepared for wildfire is crucial to making our communities more resilient to the impacts of wildfire. You can dramatically increase your safety and the survivability of your home by […]

USFS Cancels Campground Closures on Remaining National Forests in California

USFS Cancels Campground Closures on Remaining National Forests in California

Vallejo, CA… The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region canceled the remaining developed campground closures on National Forests. Regional Orders 21-1 and 21-3 are linked within. The Pacific Southwest Region’s eighteen National Forests align with the state of California’s zones as follows: Southern – San Bernardino, Los Padres, Cleveland, Angeles, Inyo National Forests Northern – Mendocino, Modoc, Six Rivers, […]

CDC Requires Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Travelers from U.K. to U.S.

CDC Requires Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Travelers from U.K. to U.S.

Atlanta, GA… President Trump is taking another step to protect the health of the American people by requiring air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to test negative, via PCR or Antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States. The public health authorities in the United […]

CHP Reminds Californians to Stay Safe for the Holidays

CHP Reminds Californians to Stay Safe for the Holidays

Sacramento, CA… As Californians prepare for the Christmas holiday during the COVID19 pandemic, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone the rules of safe driving are just as critical as ever. Although traffic may be lighter this holiday season, it is not an invitation to speed. The rules of the road still apply, and motorists […]

Fewer Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving Amid Pandemic

Fewer Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving Amid Pandemic

Orlando, FL…Thanksgiving will be on the lighter side when it comes to the typical number of travelers on the roads and at airports. According to AAA Travel, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including health concerns and high unemployment, are impacting Americans’ decisions to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. With health and government officials stressing that […]

PG&E’s 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Expands, Enhances Community Wildfire Safety Program, Reduces Impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

PG&E’s 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan Expands, Enhances Community Wildfire Safety Program, Reduces Impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

San Francisco, CA…As part of its ongoing efforts to further reduce wildfire risks and keep customers and the communities it serves safe, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today submitted its 2020 Wildfire Mitigation Plan to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The plan expands and enhances the company’s comprehensive Community Wildfire Safety Program designed to address the growing […]

CAL FIRE Funds Forest Health and Resiliency Projects on Forests Throughout California

CAL FIRE Funds Forest Health and Resiliency Projects on Forests Throughout California

Sacramento, CA…California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has awarded $67 million for landscape-scale land management projects intended to restore and maintain healthy forests, conserve working forests, and enhance carbon storage in California’s forests. The grants were awarded by CAL FIRE’s Forest Health and Forest Legacy Programs to local and regional partners and collaboratives implementing forest treatment […]

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the loss of American firefighters who were the crew on one of California’s critical firefighting aircraft, while fighting wildfires in Australia: “Jennifer and I are heartbroken to learn of the air tanker crash in Australia that claimed the lives of three heroic American firefighters. We […]