What is being done to prevent California wildfires?
Gavin Newsom formally approved the money Tuesday ahead of the state’s peak fire season. Under the legislation, the state will spend $536 million on preventing fires through forest and vegetation management, clearing fuel around rural homes and retrofitting buildings in high-risk areas to help them survive fires.
How can we help the fires in California?
The California Disaster Help and Information Center (CDHIP) provides assistance for families impacted by wildfires. Families can get cash aid and food assistance through CalWORKs, a program run by county welfare departments. CalFresh will issue monthly benefits on an EBT card that can be used for food.
How can I volunteer to fight California fires?
Want to become a volunteer firefighter?
- You need to be 18.
- You will need to have graduated from a fire academy. …
- You will need your State of California EMT or Paramedic card. …
- You will need a clean driving record and to pass a background check.
- Apply and Interview.
How can we help fire seasons?
PREPARE AND STAY AWARE
- Before volunteering, ensure that you and your family are safe and prepared for wildfire season by visiting ReadyForWildfire.org. …
- Offer to help evacuate a neighbor affected by wildfire. …
- Offer to pick up groceries or run errands for disabled, immunocompromised or older adults.