The California Fire Prevention Organization has won a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant for delivering fire and life safety programming throughout the State of California. This grant, awarded to approximately 150 fire departments, universities, and non-profits is aimed at reducing risk in the community. CalFire Prevention will utilize the grant to reach at-risk homes and people in smaller communities, installing free smoke alarms, teaching in schools, and creating awareness via presentations and public safety fairs. The overall Assistance to Firefighters Grant program from the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA organization is a cornerstone of helping firefighters better prepare for, and to better education the public on a variety of disasters.
Chronicle Offers Wildfire Data
The San Francisco Chronicle has developed a California fire map that allows people to see in near real-time where wildfires are burning in the state.