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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

News: Wildfire Preparedness and Response

San Diego County to Invest In More Wildfire Mitigation & Preparedness Resources

10/05/21

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, voted in support of three policies to increase the County’s investment in wildfire mitigation and preparedness.

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Good Decision to Reinvest Federal Funds for Independent Fire Districts

08/31/21

“Distributing federal funds to our local fire districts is the right action, at the right time. Our firefighters stepped up during the pandemic to reduce community transmission of COVID-19; replenishing these dollars with federal resources ensures they are able to support the safety and security needs of our residents.”

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San Diego County is Ready to Respond to Wildfires and Encourages Residents to Prepare

07/22/21

San Diego County is prepared, and ready to respond, to wildfires. This week Chair Nathan Fletcher along with Supervisor Joel Anderson, CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire Protection District, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Fire-Rescue and other regional partners laid-out their plans for responding quickly to wildfires, highlighted recent investments in wildfire prevention and urged residents to proactively protect their homes.

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Local fire authorities say they are ready to respond to ‘unprecedented’ wildfire crisis

07/19/21

State and county authorities outlines the resources available to fight wildfires, and gave the public tips on how to keep themselves safe.

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San Diego County is Ready to Respond to Wildfires, Encourage Residents to Prepare

07/16/21

San Diego County Residents Should Sign-Up for Alert San Diego to Receive Updates on Wildfires; San Diego County’s invested more than $575 Million since 2003 to Expand its Wildfire Response Capacity

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San Diego County officials tout wildfire response, urge residents to prepare

07/16/21

San Diego County leaders and fire officials spoke about the plans they have in place as temperatures rise, increasing the likelihood of wildfires.

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San Diego County Agencies Ready To Fight Wildfires

07/16/21

Board of Supervisors Chairman and County Fire Protection District President Nathan Fletcher described the wildfire damage in 2020: "Last year alone, California experienced six of the largest and most destructive wildfires in our state’s history in one year, more than four million acres were burned," Fletcher said.

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WATCH: Our Local Law Enforcement Agencies Are Coming Together To Respond To Wildfires

07/16/21

Officials are preparing for summer heat with places for San Diegans to cool off.

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WATCH: San Diego County Is Making Historic Investments And Collaborations To Respond To Wildfires

07/16/21

Officials are preparing for summer heat with places for San Diegans to cool off.

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WATCH: Our County Is Making Sure We Are Ready To Respond To Wildfire Season

07/16/21

Officials are preparing for summer heat with places for San Diegans to cool off.

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WATCH: Our County Has Added An Additional $2.5 M To Boost Fire Preparedness

07/16/21

Officials are preparing for summer heat with places for San Diegans to cool off.

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‘Plan, prepare and stay aware’: Local leaders urge residents to be ready when wildfires hit

07/15/21

County leaders presented plans Friday for a quick response to wildfires and discussed recent investments in wildfire prevention.

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Board of Supervisors Votes to Allocate More Funding to Wildfire Preparedness

07/13/21

Today, the Board of Supervisors voted to invest more into wildfire readiness and prevention programs ahead of wildfire season.

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