With an early fire season upon us, drought conditions everywhere, and lots of dollars being available for vegetation management, it seems a Soapbox on wildfire issues is appropriate.
*From Governor Newsom’s Office, his recent press conference demonstrated a renewed focus and much expanded quantity of dollars is being spent on wildfire prevention. I won’t list all of the $2 Billion that Newsom is making available, but within this article are a few links you may want to click on to learn specifics-At McClellan Air Force Base, Governor Newsom Highlights New Firefighting Aircraft, $2 Billion in Wildfire and Emergency Preparedness Investments | California Governor
*CalFire has some information that you might find useful as well, and I recall reading about a firefighter who regularly rehearsed evacuation of his home with his wife and two small children before the Tubbs Fire broke out. Adopting some renewed consciousness about best practices at your home and evacuation protocol might just save your life-Exit Drills in The Home (ca.gov)
*Also, from CalFire, is some “Preparedness” pointers for your land and your home. It is easy to put things off-maybe we shouldn’t postpone some of these tips-Home – Ready for Wildfire
*And Finally-one of the absolute most poignant videos the ECA has ever produced, features my late great friend Glen Ghilotti prominently, and some of our heroes in the ECA that helped so many folks during the fires of 2017. Please enjoy watching this wonderful video produced by the good folks at Sound Ideas! Link
Fire season is here folks-whether we want to acknowledge it, or not-let’s be as safe and ready as
possible! And thank you to all of those heroes who stepped up in 2017, 2018, and 2020 to put their water trucks, dozers, and yards up to house the National Guard. The ECA Member’s response to wildfires was amazing and we should never forget a lot of that energy came from big Glen!
That’s all folks!