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Raging Wildfire Rips Through Small California Town, Leaving Much Of It In Ashes

Raging Wildfire Rips Through Small California Town, Leaving Much Of It In Ashes

Ailan Evans A wildfire tore through the town of Greenville in northern California on Wednesday, destroying homes and businesses. The Dixie Fire, which has been raging for three weeks in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, arrived at the town late Wednesday evening and burned down a gas station, a hotel, and a bar, […]

After A Terrible Fire Season CAL FIRE Firefighters Resist Cut to Wages

After A Terrible Fire Season CAL FIRE Firefighters Resist Cut to Wages

SACRAMENTO, CA – CAL FIRE Local 2881 President Tim Edwards said, “Our decision to oppose the cut in wages to firefighters is not an indication of any personal disregard for the Governor and the work he has done during this difficult time.  We oppose the cut in wages because it creates chaos within the department […]

CAL FIRE Increases Staffing for Extreme Fire Danger Conditions

CAL FIRE Increases Staffing for Extreme Fire Danger Conditions

Source: CAL FIRE CAL FIRE firefighters are staffing up and preparing for the forecasted extreme fire weather across California. The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings and fire weather watches for areas of northern, central and southern California. This will likely be the strongest offshore wind event so far this season. “With some […]

Parts Of California Go Dark To Curb Wildfire Risk

Parts Of California Go Dark To Curb Wildfire Risk

By Shelby Talcott | Contributor More than 1 million Californians are expected to be without power Wednesday as a days-long Public Safety Power Shutoff begins in an effort to curb the risk of wildfires. Power was shut off to 513,000 northern California homes and businesses Wednesday morning, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) said according to USA Today. An additional 234,000 […]

Sacred Land Violations of Ventura Wildlife Corridor Ordinance Native American opposition and viewpoints

Sacred Land Violations of Ventura Wildlife Corridor Ordinance Native American opposition and viewpoints

By Lori Denman-Underhill There is a new Wildlife Corridor Ordinance passed by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on March 12th 2019. This ordinance was at the Board’s direction to regulate development on natural passageways of wildlife and it effects private property. It was passed on March 12 at a hearing held by the Ventura […]

Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson LODD – Line of Duty Death: Memorial Service and Fundraising Information

Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson LODD – Line of Duty Death: Memorial Service and Fundraising Information

CAL FIRE San Diego County Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson lost his life while battling the Thomas Wildfire in Ventura County on December 14, 2017. This loss leaves a tremendous void to his wife, who is expecting their second child, his 2 year old daughter, family members and all of his firefighter brothers and sisters. […]

Cal Fire Local 2881 Mourns for One of Their Own

Cal Fire Local 2881 Mourns for One of Their Own

Sacramento: Cory Iverson, 32-years-old, a highly respected and well-liked Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE) with CAL FIRE, was killed yesterday in the Thomas Fire roaring through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. CAL FIRE Local 2881 President, Mike Lopez, left Sacramento immediately to be with his firefighters and to help care for Cory’s family. The following is […]

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 Firefighter Discusses Fair Pay for Firefighters

CAL FIRE LOCAL 2881 Firefighter Discusses Fair Pay for Firefighters