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Interactive map of California

Map the N CA wildfires

For residents looking to track the latest information related to the N CA wildfires, the San Francisco Chronicle has developed a terrific interactive map. This well produced interactive map will allow you to search by fire the latest information. To use the map, click here.

A CalFire Prevention officer hands out fire safety materials

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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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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CalFire Prevention officers with a family in Santa Cruz, California

Fire Safety Canvassing in Santa Cruz

The California Fire Prevention Organization canvasses in neighborhoods throughout the State of California, providing fire safety education and installing FREE smoke alarms into at-risk homes. More than 40% of all lower income homes in the State have either non-functional smoke alarms or none at all. Working in partnership with the Santa Cruz Fire Department, CalFire …

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Jr Life Guards learn CPR

Santa Cruz Jr Guard Learn CPR with CalFire Prevention

In a continuing partnership with the Santa Cruz Fire Department, public safety officers from California Fire Prevention provided training in the delivery of CPR, use of an AED, and basic leadership to the city’s Junior Life Guard members. With water safety being such a concern to the city, being able to understand the minute by …

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