Cal Fire Announces Upcoming Live Fire Training

Cal Fire Announces Upcoming Live Fire Training

San Andreas, CA…The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will be conducting live fire training in Tuolumne County. This training is designed to instruct fireline supervisors, from around the State, in proper techniques to plan and conduct complex firing operations during wildland fire suppression operations. Students will learn how to apply fire, […]

Copperopolis Fire Protection District Selects New Administrative Officer

Copperopolis Fire Protection District Selects New Administrative Officer

Copperopolis, CA…The Copperopolis Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the selection of Joel Schwartz as its new Administrative Officer. Joel was selected from a field of candidates recruited from across California in a recruitment process that took several weeks. After an initial screening interview Joel was interviewed by the board and was its unanimous […]

Marshes Fire Increases In Acreage With Mandatory Evacuation Still In Effect

Marshes Fire Increases In Acreage With Mandatory Evacuation Still In Effect

Moccasin, CA…Update as of 8:30 a.m., The fire off of Hwy 49 and Marshes Flat road has reached approximately 930 acres and 0% containment. Hwy 49 is still closed through Mariposa-Tuolumne Co. line and at hwy 120. There are approximately 850 personnel assigned to this fire. Conditions continue to be hot and dry. Steep and […]

Prescribed Fire For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite National Park

Prescribed Fire For Mariposa Grove In Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, CA…Yosemite National Park fire managers are planning a 137 acre Mariposa Grove prescribed fire in the coming weeks, weather and air quality permitting. Ignition will take approximately two to three days with an additional seven to 14 days of active burn down. Smoke will be present during the prescribed fire and in […]

West Point Woman Who Started Willow Fire Arrested On Multiple Charges

West Point Woman Who Started Willow Fire Arrested On Multiple Charges

San Andreas, CA…Hogan was driving her vehicle eastbound on Mountain Ranch Rd. For an unknown reason the right rear tire became flat and the rim was in contact with the roadway while she was driving. The rim was causing a shower of sparks that was igniting the grass shoulder of the roadway. A witness behind […]

RIM Fire Paved Roads Project Begins On Stanislaus National Forest

RIM Fire Paved Roads Project Begins On Stanislaus National Forest

Sonora, CA…Operations associated with post-Rim Fire operations necessitate the repair of a section of road on the Mi-Wok RD, Stanislaus National Forest (STF) beginning mid-August. Cottonwood Road (1N04) pavement repair is scheduled to begin approximately August 15 and necessitates an approximate 60 day partial closure, scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. […]

Yosemite Institutes Fire Restrictions

Yosemite Institutes Fire Restrictions

Yosemite, CA…Yosemite National Park is experiencing high fire danger, along with continued hot and dry weather patterns. Due to current and predicted fire conditions and fire behavior, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. By order of the Superintendent Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, […]

U.S. Forest Service Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions In High Hazard Areas

U.S. Forest Service Enacts Temporary Fire Restrictions In High Hazard Areas

Sonora, Calif. June 30, 2016…Due to high fire danger, temporary fire restrictions are in effect in High Hazard Areas on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) July 1 through the end of the official 2016 fire season. Forest Order 16-2016-3 prohibits campfires, briquette barbecues and smoking outside developed campgrounds, as well as welding and blasting activities […]

$50,000 Grant Given For Butte Fire Rebuilding Efforts…Contractors & Funds Needed For 80 Homes

$50,000 Grant Given For Butte Fire Rebuilding Efforts…Contractors & Funds Needed For 80 Homes

San Andreas, CA…A $50,000 grant from the California Endowment was given to Calaveras Recovers recently through the Amador Community Foundation, which is the fiscal sponsor of the local group dedicated to recovery from the Butte Fire. In April, concrete foundations were poured for the first two homes being built by Calaveras Recovers for the uninsured […]

Stanislaus National Forest Donating Trees To Landowners (Updated)

Stanislaus National Forest Donating Trees To Landowners (Updated)

Groveland, CA…(Updated…Due to popular demand and an interest in maximum availability, in addition to making trees available tomorrow and Saturday at the Groveland Ranger District the Stanislaus National Forest will have tree seedlings available to the public at the Mi-Wuk Ranger District located at 24695 Hwy 108, Mi-Wuk Village, CA 95346, next week Mon-Fri from […]

Motherlode Interagency Training Structure Fire In Mokelumne Hill April 23rd.

Motherlode Interagency Training Structure Fire In Mokelumne Hill April 23rd.

Mokelumne Hill, CA…The Motherlode Interagency Training Officers Association in cooperation with the Mokelumne Hill Fire Protection District will be conducting a structure training burn at 8253 Main St, Mokelumne Hill. The burn is scheduled between 8am to 5pm on April 23rd. This type of training is essential to providing this community with well-trained firefighters. The […]

Calaveras County, FEMA, & Calaveras Recovers Working Together With Butte Fire Survivors

Calaveras County, FEMA, & Calaveras Recovers Working Together With Butte Fire Survivors

San Andreas, CA…Each day since the Butte Fire was extinguished, many people have been working behind the scenes to restore Calaveras County to the “New Normal”. With the help and guidance of FEMA a volunteer group has been formed to work with survivors of the Butte Fire both with immediate and long term needs. This […]

True North Now Hiring Butte Fire Disaster Debris Monitors

True North Now Hiring Butte Fire Disaster Debris Monitors

San Andreas, CA…True North Emergency Management is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates that are interested in becoming a Disaster Debris Monitor. Candidates will be pre-screened by management staff and contacted for a phone interview if qualified. True North employees must maintain the highest standards of professionalism, respect, and sensitivity to the tragic loss of […]

Sacramento Church Supports Butte Fire Survivors

Sacramento Church Supports Butte Fire Survivors

Sacramento, CA…In late December, a Christian Church based in a Sacramento suburb followed-up on their promise to help survivors of the Butte Fire to thrive. Jeannie Hayward of Calaveras Recovers (and the Resource Connection) told the group of churchmen that their, “wonderful efforts would be very appreciated” by the community here. The church of Christ […]

Calaveras County Seeks Public Input To Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Calaveras County Seeks Public Input To Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

San Andreas CA…Nationwide, taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually helping communities, organizations, businesses, and individuals recover from disaster. Some disasters are predictable and, in many cases, much of the damage can be reduced or even eliminated. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has targeted natural disaster loss reduction as one of its primary goals. The […]

Calaveras County has a new Emergency Alert System

Calaveras County has a new Emergency Alert System

San Andreas Calif. Calaveras County CodeRED Alert Notification System provides a number of ways in which the county may contact the community in the event of an emergency such as: evacuations due to wildfires, floods, urgent law enforcement operations, urgent public health issues, other issues of high importance to quickly communicate to the public.   Calaveras […]

More Help For Butte Fire Survivors

More Help For Butte Fire Survivors

Mountain Ranch, CA…At the beginning of the new year, plans are underway for a unified effort in three counties to help Butte Fire survivors. Three Motherlode Community Foundations have come forward to express their commitment to that long-term recovery. Each will be assisting in accordance with the mission of their own Foundation, and will be […]

Wild Land Fire Season Is Only A Few Months Away

Wild Land Fire Season Is Only A Few Months Away

Jackson Ca Fire Season is right around the corner once again. Time to get out and get your Property in a Fire Safe Condition. I cannot emphasize it enough to clear back from your homes as far as reasonably possible. The more Defensible Space you have the better off you are. Clear all ground and […]

Current Request List for the FORRFS Donation Truck as of 12/30/15

Current Request List for the FORRFS Donation Truck as of 12/30/15

Railroad Flat Ca. The Friends of Rail Road Flat School Butte Fire Relief Efforts a 501c3 that is working directly with the Butte Fire Victims through their Donation Center and their Mobile Donation Van in working hard 7 days a week to help in any way they can the Butte Fire Victims who are still […]

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