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Newsom Signs Bill Clearing Path for Ex-Inmates to Become Firefighters
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Newsom Signs Bill Clearing Path for Ex-Inmates to Become Firefighters

At the site of the North Complex Fire Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2147, a bill that eliminates barriers that prevent former inmate fire crews from pursuing a career as a firefighter once they serve their time. Authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, the bill allows nonviolent offenders who have fought fires as members…

California Secures Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Wildfires
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California Secures Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Wildfires

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Saturday that the White House had approved California’s request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires burning in Northern California and support impacted residents in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties. “Thank you to the president for your partnership and granting…

Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather
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Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Tuesday to help ensure the availability of resources to combat fires burning across the state, which have been exacerbated by the effects a current heat wave and sustained high winds. More than 300,000 acres have burned across the state, Cal Fire spokesman Jeremy Rahn said Wednesday. “We are deploying…

Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California
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Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California

By Terry Miller Just when is fire season in California? The experts will tell you that fire season’s now a year-round threat, at least in California. Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours on a daily basis. When fires start, our first responder firefighters are always ready to fight Mother Nature’s wrath…

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