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Healthy Forests, Healthy Communications
Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities is a grassroots coalition created to support Congressional action on a comprehensive and permanent solution to restore the health of our rural communities and federal forest lands.
We support a lasting solution that assures active, sustainable forest management, stable revenue sharing for local governments, healthier forests, and more jobs in our rural, forested communities.
Associated California Loggers
Associated California Loggers is, as you might suspect, an association of loggers in California. We started in 1973, when forestry regulation in California was “coming of age”. Small, family owned businesses of loggers and log truckers are the backbone of this industry and this association and we wanted our interests to be represented. It turned out to be like cleaning the Augean Stables – both the magnitude and the substance of the tasks are quite similar. Nevertheless, we still deal with the rules process and try to affect it where we can. At the least, we hope to keep our members informed of the myriad changes in these and many other regulations. We provide classes and seminars to constantly improve the established record of safety, efficiency and professionalism. Our ProLogger program is a series of three intensive one day courses in these areas. Group insurance programs help us to be both safe and cost effective. At our meetings, we discuss our problems, our solutions (good and bad), commiserate about the tough jobs and savor the good ones. Sharing this common bond may be the most satisfying facet of ACL membership.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State’s 58 counties via contracts with local governments.
The Department’s firefighters, fire engines, and aircraft respond to an average of more than 5,600 wildland fires each year. Those fires burn more than 172,000 acres annually.
While Californians are learning more and more about the good as well as the bad of fire, the prevention of large, damaging fires remains a priority for CAL FIRE. From Smokey Bear, to the thousands of CAL FIRE Volunteers in Prevention (VIPs), to new alliances with communities, private industry, and government agencies, aggressive action in fire prevention and fire safety is occurring throughout the State.
california fire safe council (cfsc)
“Since its formation in 1993, California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) has united Californians to speak with one voice about fire safety. CFSC is a leader in encouraging grassroots movements which make communities more Fire Safe, Firewise and Fire Adapted. CFSC, a statewide non-profit organization, receives federal grants from agencies like the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service. These funds provide grant monies to local Fire Safe Councils and other community organizations in California using CFSC’s innovative online Grants Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse enhances existing relationships between communities and state and federal agencies, and helps create new relationships by expanding funding opportunities for eligible organizations and agencies.”
Current NATIONAL Fire Incidents
The American Red Cross now offers free Apps to keep you updated. Get preparation tips, news and updates on active wildfires on Google Play or Apple App Store. Plus, let loved ones know you’re safe even if the power is out.
The American Red Cross offers the tools and preparedness information you need every day.