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The governor's office declined to comment on the investigation, and state fire officials took responsibility for Newsom sharing inaccurate information. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had not “done our job in educating the public, nor the governor's office” on how to communicate about the efforts, Chief Tom Porter said.
State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes and ensuring homes have defensible space and communities have evacuation plans.
A one-day program that addresses some of today’s leading building and life safety issues, opportunities, and challenges.
Verisk will leverage the data from the NFPA Firewise USA® recognition program to develop property-level analytics insurers can use to refine their underwriting.
Using NFIRS data, this report examines the fire incidents in WUI areas in California in terms of travel time, loss measures and fire cause for the years 2009 to 2011 and compares those incidents to those outside WUI areas.
Montgomery County crews found flames erupting from an apartment when they responded to a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex.
Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.
The new standard, which was originally proposed in response to serious fires that have occurred at cannabis facilities in recent years, will provide clear guidance on fire protection standards for facilities that produce, process and extract cannabis.