Wildfire Preparedness and Response
The science is clear: each year, our wildfires are made more extreme by the proliferating effects of climate change. While we make substantial efforts to combat the climate crisis, we must not neglect the present threat of wildfires in our region. It is on us to do all in our power to prepare for extreme wildfires and ensure that all residents of our region have the information and resources they need to stay safe. For these resources, visit ReadySanDiego.org. Chair Fletcher is taking bold steps to encourage regional cooperation amongst first responders and local governments, ensuring that partnerships are set in place so that teams of responders can meet the moment of urgent threats. Furthermore, as Chair, he has gotten millions of dollars appropriated within the County Budget to fortify existing technologies and innovate new technologies so that our region can fight wildfires like never before. When the threat intensifies, so should our capabilities to respond. While making sure our region has all it needs to handle the wildfire season, Chair Fletcher is also fighting tirelessly for environmental policies which will curb the climate crisis and identify critical steps to tackle the conditions which are worsening wildfires in our region. With wildfire no longer being a seasonal concern, San Diego County is #ReadyToRespond.