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Riverside Safety Fair a Big Hit!

Hundreds of people living in Riverside are a bit safer today, following a CalFire Prevention Safety Fair event. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit California hard beginning in March of 2020, there were concerns that CalFire Prevention’s public safety fairs would be unable to continue. Although no activities took place for several months, the program is …

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A July 2020 wildfire erupts in Southern California

New Book Released: California Burns, Vol 1

The California Fire Prevention Organization has released a new interactive digital book, “California Burns, Volume One.” This digital book is available via the Apple bookstore, and features never before seen photographs of wildfires throughout Southern California (Volume One). These remarkable fires are shown through the eyes of the fire photographers that cover wildfires in the …

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CalFire Prevention officers hand out fire safety materials

Public Safety Fairs Start Up Again – With a Twist

The California Fire Prevention Organization has recommenced its public safety fair efforts following months of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new events, scheduled in partnership with area fire departments, are being presented with a twist: combining our fire and life safety education efforts with food giveaways. As at-risk families are provided with food …

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New Podcast Offering

New Podcast Supports Californians in Fire and Life Safety

The California Fire Prevention Organization is launching two new podcasts in support of fire and life safety in the State. The first is called “California Burns,” and is about wildfire that is always at the center of our fire safety concerns. Every year, wildfires continue to set records, and while 2020 has been relatively quiet …

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COVID-19 virus

As COVID-19 spreads, Six Indicators to Watch For…

Currently, the California Fire Prevention Organization’s field operations have been suspended due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. California Governor Gavin Newsom has published some guidelines that everyone should be aware of relative to overcoming the dramatic impact of this virus. Until we build immunity, our actions will be aligned to achieve the following: Ensure our …

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young woman shows off Kidde CO alarm

Creating Community Resilience One Family at a Time

California Fire Prevention is focused on getting key fire and life safety messages to at-risk communities year round, but especially when the risk of house fires – and CO poisoning is highest. The cooler and (sometimes) rainy weather that affects Californians during the winter is when many house fires occur. Often the result of improper …

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students interact with firefighters as part of the CalFire school program.

School Visits Reinforce Fire Safety Education

California Fire Prevention Organization teams are visiting 4th and 5th grade classrooms in various cities throughout California, as this shot from a County of Santa Cruz campus highlights. Students watch a 45 minute presentation and learn about basic fire safety. They then take home an inspection form (as homework), and complete it, returning it for …

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