Wildfire Resources in Kern County

 CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans

   
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California Forest Practice Rules
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The purpose of the Forest Practice Rules is to implement the provisions of the Z'berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973 in a manner consistent with other laws, including but not limited to, the Timberland Productivity Act of 1982, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970, the Porter Cologne Water Quality Act, and the California Endangered Species Act.

 

Shasta County Fire Department 2014 Master Plan
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The foundation of the Shasta County Fire Department's Master Plan is based on strategic goals designed to meet the challenges associated with providing an emergency response delivery system that evolves to meet changes in its demographics, society, economy, and climate.

 

Unit Strategic Fire Plan 2012: Lassen-Modoc-Plumas
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The Unit's Fire Management Plan is intended to provide information to CAL FIRE personnel, various County Boards of Supervisors, Fire Safe Councils and other stakeholders focused on identifying specific problem areas and solving the mutually agreed upon fire issues.

 

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 Fire Management

   
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LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Is Your Property Safe From Wildfire?
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Fire is an important natural process of forests and rangelands. But while fire plays an important role in the ecology of these areas, it can be devastating if homes, valuable timber, and range areas are destroyed.

 

After the Fires: Hydrophobic Soils
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Hydrophobic soils repel water. A thin layer of soil at or below the mineral soil surface can become hydrophobic after intense heating. The hydrophobic layer is the result of a waxy substance that is derived from plant material burned during a hot fire.

 

Get Read for Fire Season
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Homeowners' Checklist
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How to make your home fire safe.

 

California Fire Safe Council Brochure
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Our Mission: Mobilizing Californians to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires.

 

Lack of prescribed burns fuels rise of megafires, ASU fire historian says
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Wildfire is a striking story, often filled with the drama of danger. But there's a narrative missing from many of the reports: We need more controlled fires to prevent these runaway infernos, said fire historian and Arizona State University Regents’ Professor Stephen Pyne.

 

A review of fire effects on vegetation and soils in the Great Basin Region: response and ecological site characteristics
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Abstract This review synthesizes the state of knowledge on fire effects on vegetation and soils in semi-arid ecosystems in the Great  Basin Region, including the central and northern Great Basin and Range, Columbia River Basin, and the Snake River Plain.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Phase III Western Regional Science-Based Risk Analysis Report (Western Regional Risk Report)
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The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy) is a bold, new national approach to the increasingly complex reality of wildland fire and land management, and fire response.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Phase III Western Regional Action Plan
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The Western Regional Action Plan is part of the culmination of a three-year effort put into motion by the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009 (FLAME Act).

 

Wildfire and Vegetation Response to Climate Change
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Rachel Loehman of the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station presents this video short course on how climate, fire and vegetation are closely linked in western ecosystems and discusses how climate change might affect vegetation by changing wildfire disturbance patterns.

 

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems
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Effects of Fire on Soil and Water

 

Reframing HRO A Focus on Behavior
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BLM Fire Preparedness Program Summary for 2014
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As fire seasons have tended to become longer and fire behavior more severe, questions inevitably arise among the public and media. “Is ...

 

Show Fire Management Organizations & Professionals (57)
There are 57 resources serving Kern County in the following categories:
map itMap of Fire Management Organizations & Professionals serving Kern County
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
California Forestry Association
David A. Bischel - President - Sacramento, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Inbound, LLC
Dillon Sanders - Managing Director, Founder - Portland, OR
Northern California Prescribed Fire Council
Lenya Quinn-Davidson - Director - Ukiah, CA
Foresters
William Keye
The ForestKeeperCA
Anne Heissenbuttel
Heissenbuttel Natural Resource Consulting - Pine Grove, CA
Bonnie J. Burchill, ACF
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. - Forestry Operations Mgr. - Santa Rosa, CA
Brian Rueger
Integrated Forest Management LLC - Springville, CA
CA Forest Stewardship Helpline
Jeff Calvert - Forestry Assistance, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
California Forestry Association
David A. Bischel - President - Sacramento, CA
Charll K. Stoneman, ACF
Stoneman Forestry Services - Eureka, CA
Christopher Hipkin
Forester/Botanist - Statewide Forestry Services - Oakland, CA
Council of Western State Foresters
Sara Goodwin - Communications Director - Denver, CO
Forest Landowners of California
- Folsom, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
George D. Gentry
Board of Forestry and Fire Protection - Sacramento, CA
Glenn Zane
Continental Resource Solutions, Inc - Redding, CA
James D. Chapin, ACF
Shasta Land Management Consultants - Partner - Redding, CA
James L. Able
James L. Able Forestry Consultants Inc. - Eureka, CA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Jeff Calvert
Calif. Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) - Stewardship Forester - Sacramento, CA
John W. Williams, ACF
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. - President - Santa Rosa, CA
Keith Crummer
Professional Forestry Services LLC - Chester, CA
Lansing Thornton
Silviscript - Redding, CA
Laura Alber, MF
Urban Forest Consulting - Forester/Integrated Pest Management Expert - Oakland, CA
Leon J. Manich
California Reforestation, Inc. - President - Sonora, CA
Mark Rasmussen
Mason Bruce & Girard Inc. - Forester Planner & Economist - Portland, OR
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Robert Galliano - Forester - Auburn, CA
Matt Greene
Matt Greene Forestry & Biological Consulting - Forester and Wildlife Biologist - Cazadero, CA
McKenzie River Associates LLC
James A. Mehrwein - President - Eugene, OR
Michael A. Atkins
- McKinleyville, CA
Michael Goodner
Cascade Resource Consultants - Burney, CA
Mitchell C. Haydon, ACF
Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. - Staff Forester - Santa Rosa, CA
Nicholas Kent, ACF
Kent and Associates - Forestville, CA
Ralph S. Osterling, ACF
Ralph Osterling Consultants Inc. - President - San Mateo, CA
Randall C. Jacobszoon, ACF
Jacobszoon and Associates - Redwood Valley, CA
Roger Sternberg
Roger Sternberg Forestry and Land Conservation Consulting Services - Mendocino, CA
Ronald D. Hunt
Hunt Surveying & Forestry, Inc. - President - Eureka, CA
Ronald E. Stuntzner, ACF
Stuntzner Engineering & Forestry, LLC - Owner - Coos Bay, OR
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
The California Arborists Association
Denise Hodge - Administrator - Napa, CA
Thomas Gaman
East-West Forestry Associates, Inc. - President - Inverness, CA
Tierra Resource Management
Steve Kohlmann, Ph.D., CWB - Principal - Fairfield, CA
Timothy English
Black Fox Timber Management Group - McCloud, CA
Warren R. Weathers, ACF
W.R. Weathers and Associates - Lowell, OR
William E. Kleiner
Western Timber Services, Inc. - President - Arcata, CA
William S. Dann, ACF
Natural Resources Management Corporation - President - Eureka, CA
Woodlot and Timber Services
Associated Oregon Loggers
Jim Geisinger - Executive Vice President - Salem, OR
Campbell Global, LLC
John Gilleland - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman - Portland, OR
Ecotrust Forest Management
Amrita Kumar - Director - Portland, OR
Forest Resources Association Inc. - Western Region
Vickie Hoffart - FRA Region Manager - Kennewick, WA
Forest2Market
- Eugene, OR
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
James L. Able Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Eureka, CA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry
Ron and Joyce Stuntzner - Coos Bay, OR
William S. Dann, ACF
Natural Resources Management Corporation - President - Eureka, CA

 Firewise Communities

   
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LANDFIRE Program

LANDFIRE - multi-partner wildland fire, ecosystem, and wildland fuel mapping projectLANDFIRE is a program that provides over 20 national geo-spatial layers (e.g. vegetation, fuel, disturbance, etc.), databases, and ecological models that are available to the public for the US and insular areas.

You can view and download products which are updated every two years to reflect change on the landscape over time. These data provide information for regional and national landscape strategic planning for fire and natural resource management activities.

 

Keep tabs on wildfire activity via this U.S. Geological Survey website, GeoMAC.

Point and Click to Track Wildfire Activity in the United States.  Wildfires continue to burn across much of the western United States, and 39,000 fires have scorched 5,899,245 acres this year as of August 7, 2017 according to the National Interagency Fire Center

 

Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Fire Adapted Communities Reference Guide
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This guide is designed to help leaders, planners, emergency professionals, and citizens learn the best approaches and programs to help their community become more fire adapted.

 

Firewise Recognition Program: Community Assessment Template
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This text is prepared for the use of individuals conducting community assessments as a part of the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program.

 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Phase III Western Regional Action Plan
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The Western Regional Action Plan is part of the culmination of a three-year effort put into motion by the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement Act of 2009 (FLAME Act).

 

Firewise Volunteer Tools
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To qualify as a recognized Firewise Communities/USA site, NFPA's Firewise Communities programs asks you to document your investment in these Firewise efforts by tracking any expenses, grants received, and especially time spent by volunteers in making your community safer from wildfire.

 

Firewise Activities Matching Funds Recording Sheet
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Learn what qualifies for matching funds for Firewise grants.

 

Firewise Volunteer/In-kind Tracking Sheet
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Firewise Volunteer Time Sheet
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A User Guide to the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program
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This guide is provided as a general reference and resource for those interested or planning to become a recognized Firewise community.

 

Firewise Application 2015
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Upon completion of the recognition criteria outline in this application, please submit this for to your Firewise State Liaison for review and approval.

 

Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet
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About Your Firewise Investment
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Investing in local Firewise actions proves that your community takes wildfire safety seriously.

 

BLM Fire Preparedness Program Summary for 2014
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As fire seasons have tended to become longer and fire behavior more severe, questions inevitably arise among the public and media. “Is ...

 

Show Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals (7)
There are 7 resources serving Kern County in the following categories:
map itMap of Firewise Communities Organizations & Professionals serving Kern County
Fire Safe Councils
California Fire Safe Council, Inc
Amber Gardner - Clearinghouse Manager - Glendora, CA
Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council
Lloyd Smith - Vice President - Kernville, CA
Mt. Pinos Communities Fire Safe Council
JD Caboor - Pine Mountain Club, CA
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
California Forestry Association
David A. Bischel - President - Sacramento, CA
Forester's Co-Op
- Grass Valley, CA
Inbound, LLC
Dillon Sanders - Managing Director, Founder - Portland, OR
Northern California Prescribed Fire Council
Lenya Quinn-Davidson - Director - Ukiah, CA
 

 Google News about Wildfire Resources

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CalFire Units and Fire Management Plans News Items
Inmate Who Walked Away From McCain Valley Fire Camp Apprehended in Long Beach - Corrections.com
6/18/2018 9:06:08 AM
Inmate Who Walked Away From McCain Valley Fire Camp Apprehended in Long Beach Corrections.com Marco Calderon, 22, was taken into custody at 11:50 p.m. June 15 by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety (OCS) and transported to California Institution for Men in Chino. ... CDCR ...

Cal Fire unveils new technology - Calaveras Enterprise
6/14/2018 12:58:00 PM
Calaveras Enterprise Cal Fire unveils new technology Calaveras Enterprise According to Josh White, chief of the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the new AVL technology has been installed in all of the Cal Fire battalion chiefs' vehicles, fire trucks, crew transports and ...

Vegetation Management Prescribed Burn on June 12th in Groveland Area - The Pine Tree
6/11/2018 12:59:13 PM
The Pine Tree Vegetation Management Prescribed Burn on June 12th in Groveland Area The Pine Tree San Andreas, CA …The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ( CAL FIRE ) will be conducting prescribed burning in Tuolumne County on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Crews will be burning in the Gookin Vegetation Management Program (VMP). and more »

Activist investors push Sempra Energy for strategic review, board shakeup - Reuters
6/11/2018 11:09:28 AM
Reuters Activist investors push Sempra Energy for strategic review, board shakeup Reuters That could potentially cost California's main utilities, including Sempra unit San Diego Gas & Electric, billions of dollars each per year. Earlier this month, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CalFire , said a dozen of the ... Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 12, 2018 Benzinga Sempra Energy (SRE) Issues Statement on Elliott, Bluescape Resources Proposal - StreetInsider.com StreetInsider.com Wells Fargo Downgrades Sempra Energy After Monday's Spike On Activist Involvement Benzinga 24/7 Wall St.  - Zacks all 210 news articles »

Hardester's Market fire control efforts continue, owner plans to rebuild - Record Bee
5/29/2018 6:17:59 PM
Hardester's Market fire control efforts continue, owner plans to rebuild Record Bee California Highway Patrol reported that officer Efrain Cortez was in Hardester's ordering a sandwich at the onset of the fire . He saw “smoke billowing ... Cortez helped bring the firefighter to safety , suffering first-degree burns to his right hand and ... and more »

Don't 'wait until the fire is at your front door,' officials warn as greater wildfire threat looms - Press-Enterprise
5/25/2018 10:08:03 PM
Press-Enterprise Don't 'wait until the fire is at your front door,' officials warn as greater wildfire threat looms Press-Enterprise Fire officials in Southern California , as they prepare for the height of what's now a year-round fire threat, are emphasizing the need for residents — even those not in what would traditionally be considered at-risk areas — to make similar ... and more »

Mayor McCallon hails the state of the city - Highland Community News
5/24/2018 2:41:48 PM
Highland Community News Mayor McCallon hails the state of the city Highland Community News McCallon also praised California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention , known as Cal Fire , which operates three stations in the city. “In 2017, there were 6,678 calls for ... “Because we are planning to grow, the city of Highland is moving forward ...

Fire Management News Items
New research on avian response to wildfires - Science Daily
6/22/2018 7:15:51 PM
New research on avian response to wildfires Science Daily As we enter another wildfire season in California , attention will turn to the inevitable fires and efforts to extinguish them. After these fires burn, land managers are tasked with deciding how, where, and when to act to manage these new ... It ...

Seasonal fire restrictions for Humboldt, Del Norte to go into effect - KIEM
6/22/2018 12:22:10 AM
KIEM Seasonal fire restrictions for Humboldt, Del Norte to go into effect KIEM “We are implementing these seasonal restrictions to help protect public lands and nearby communities from wildfire,” said Walter Herzog, fire management officer for the BLM in northern California . “Dry fuels and high temperatures have significantly ...

Honor Guard personnel from wildland fire agencies represented at Family Fire Weekend - Wildfire Today (blog)
6/21/2018 7:39:35 PM
Wildfire Today (blog) Honor Guard personnel from wildland fire agencies represented at Family Fire Weekend Wildfire Today (blog) Honor Guards from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection presented colors to open the event on Saturday. Three bagpipers ... and more »

PG&E to record $2.5B charge for California wildfires — and warns it could get worse - Utility Dive
6/21/2018 11:32:06 AM
Seattle Times PG&E to record $2.5B charge for California wildfires — and warns it could get worse Utility Dive Earlier this month, Cal Fire, the state's fire management agency, said electric equipment owned by PG&E caused 12 wildfires that killed 18 people and burned hundreds of square miles. Some industry observers believe this could lead to bankruptcy for the ... PG&E Corporation - Financials - SEC Filings Investors - PG&E Corporation all 244 news articles »

SCE considering power shutdowns during high-danger fire conditions - The Pasadena Star-News
6/20/2018 7:26:07 PM
The Pasadena Star-News SCE considering power shutdowns during high-danger fire conditions The Pasadena Star-News Troy Whitman, Fire Management officer for Southern California Edison, shows a live camera feed at Santiago Peak where he can monitor an SCE installation via his smartphone at SCE's 24-hour Emergency Operations and Situational Awareness Center in ...

Reports: PG&E claims wildfire liability could force bankruptcy - Utility Dive
6/19/2018 7:56:04 AM
Reports: PG&E claims wildfire liability could force bankruptcy Utility Dive Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has warned state lawmakers that it may need to declare bankruptcy or reorganize, depending on its liability for the wildfires that devastated parts of California in October, 2017, a Sacramento CBS affiliate reports. On ... and more »

Cal Fire: PG&E violated state law in 8 wildfires last year - Utility Dive
6/11/2018 10:38:40 AM
CNBC Cal Fire: PG&E violated state law in 8 wildfires last year Utility Dive Electric equipment owned by Pacific Gas & Electric caused 12 wildfires that killed 18 people and burned hundreds of square miles in California last October, the state's fire management agency said Friday. The utility violated state law governing ... CAL FIRE Investigators Determine Causes of 12 Wildfires in Mendocino, Humboldt, Butte, Sonoma, Lake, and Napa Cal Fire all 111 news articles »

Firewise Communities News Items
Bruce Puphal: Joanne Drummond is the Fire Safe Council - The Union of Grass Valley
6/1/2018 7:13:12 PM
The Union of Grass Valley Bruce Puphal: Joanne Drummond is the Fire Safe Council The Union of Grass Valley Joanne is very proud of the fact that Nevada County has more Firewise Communities compared to any other county in California . There are currently 23 communities waiting to be certified as "Firewise" with the help and leadership that Joanne has provided.

Napa County prepares for fire season - Napa Valley Register
5/26/2018 11:02:14 AM
Napa Valley Register Napa County prepares for fire season Napa Valley Register The former California park ranger thinks hot spells and high wind episodes have become more frequent in Angwin. She saw the 2015 ... The county has nine rural “ firewise” communities that create plans for fire protection strategies and programs. They ...

Op-Ed | Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman and Pat Leach: A way forward for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County - YubaNet
5/19/2018 1:47:11 AM
Op-Ed | Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman and Pat Leach: A way forward for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County YubaNet Through her efforts, Nevada County has more Firewise Communities than any other in California and possibly the nation. Despite these accomplishments, the Fire Safe Council Board of Directors voted to not renew her contract at the April 22nd meeting.

Woodland Hills becomes firewise - White Mountain Independent
1/9/2018 7:12:22 AM
White Mountain Independent Woodland Hills becomes firewise White Mountain Independent One insurer, USAA, an organization for military and veteran and their families, was the first major national insurance provider to offer such discounts to members living in Firewise communities in California , Colorado and Texas, according to their website.

Lawmaker: Homeowners With Wildfire Risk Might Lose Insurance - KQED
1/5/2018 4:56:35 PM
Lawmaker: Homeowners With Wildfire Risk Might Lose Insurance KQED Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) has introduced new legislation aimed at protecting homeowners from getting kicked off their insurance policies in the wake of California's devastating 2017 wildfire season. “This is unprecedented for California , and wildfire ... Availability and Affordability of Coverage for Wildfire Loss in - California Department of Insurance - State of ... California Department of Insurance - State of California all 43 news articles »