According to an NBC article, CAL FIRE is hiring seasonal firefighters this year earlier than usual, to prepare for a potentially earlier than usual fire season. Their hiring process was moved up to give recruits the opportunity to be trained and on duty a few weeks earlier than normal. California has already had two wildfires the Van Dyke Fire and the Round Fire in February in which more than 7,000 acres were destroyed.
Wildfire Today an online magazine posted the newest CAL FIRE PSA warning residents to be ready for this year’s fire season.
Are you ready? The Firewise Communities website has many resources to help you and your community get ready.