cal fire

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is the State of California's agency responsible for fire protection in State Responsibility Areas of California totaling 31 million acres, as well as the administration of the state's private and public forests. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties via contracts with local governments. It is often called the California Department of Forestry, which was the name of the department before the 1990s. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is also the largest full service all risk fire department in the Western United States and operates more fire stations year round than the New York (FDNY), Los Angeles (LAFD), and Chicago (CFD) fire departments combined. It is also the second largest municipal fire department in the United States, behind only the New York Fire Department. Wikipedia
HuffPost Sat, 10/21/2017 - 23:27

Sonoma Sheriff Battles With ICE Over Misinformation On California Wildfires

huffingtonpost.com
“ICE attacked the Sheriff’s Office in the midst of the largest natural disaster this county has ever experienced."
View more 276 likes - 308 shares - 4 comments
The San Diego Union-Tribune Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:42

California's deadliest fires set off debate about illegal immigration and sanctuary policies

sandiegouniontribune.com
The controversy stemmed from the arrest of a homeless man accused of felony arson who immigration officials said has been returned twice to Mexico
View more 14 likes - 5 shares - 5 comments
The San Diego Union-Tribune Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:41

For $1 an hour, inmates fight California fires. Slave labor or self-improvement?

sandiegouniontribune.com
Cal Fire firefighters make at minimum $10.50 an hour. Inmates make only $2 a day plus $1 an hour.
View more 23 likes - 7 shares - 10 comments
ABC7 News Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:31

Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire prompts evacuations

abc7news.com
BREAKING NEWS: A 125 acre wildfire is threatening more than 100 structures in the Santa Cruz Mountains. At least 150 residents have been evacuated from the blaze that has destroyed one structure.
View more 215 likes - 751 shares - 9 comments