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Who is the director of the Cal Fire?

Who is the director of the Cal Fire?

Governor Newsom was joined by CAL FIRE Director Thom Porter and CAL OES Director Mark Ghilarducci on an aerial tour of key fuel breaks in the Sierra Foothills and then held a press briefing on the $2 billion investment in combating wildfires and emergency preparedness.

How big are the fires in California each year?

Nor is it the case that California’s fires have “grown more apocalyptic every year,” as The New York Times reported. In fact, 2019 saw a remarkably small amount of acreage burn, just 280,000 acres compared to 1.3 million and 1.6 million in 2017 and 2018, respectively. What about this year’s fires?

How are fire numbers calculated in Cal Fire?

These are preliminary numbers taken from our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, and will likely change as dispatched wildfires may end up being other types of fires or false alarms. These numbers are subject to change until the final fire season reports are completed and tabulated.

Where did the fires in California destroy trees?

The New York Times NYT -0.8%, CBS News, and other news outlets have reported that the wildfires destroyed a forest of ancient redwood trees in Big Basin state park. “Hundreds of trees burned at Big Basin Redwoods State Park,” reported Shawn Hubler and Kellen Browning for The New York Times.

Is there a Veterans Program for Cal Fire?

CAL FIRE in partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California National Guard (Cal Guard), launches R.V.E.T.S. This new program provides a variety of employment options and educational opportunities for veterans who have successfully served in the United States Armed Services.

When do you have to apply for Cal Fire?

CAL FIRE is soliciting applications for projects that prevent catastrophic wildfires, protect communities, and restore forests to healthy, functioning ecosystems while also sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The call for applications opened today, March 10, 2021 and will be due by 3:00 PM on May 19, 2021.