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CalFire Increases Seasonal Ranks Ahead Of Schedule

The threat of wildfire heightened by the state’s drought has prompted CalFire to beef up its seasonal firefighting ranks ahead of schedule.

03/31/2014

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Effectiveness Of Air Firefighting Still Unknown

A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office says despite years of study, the U.S. Forest Service and Interior Department have yet to pin down just how effective their aircraft are at fighting wildfires.

08/28/2013

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Wildfires Across The West Push National Wildfire Spending Past $1B

More than 40 uncontained, active and large wildfires dot the western U.S. from Arizona to Washington state and Alaska, taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year.

08/21/2013

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Realignment Will Not Affect Inmate Firefighting

The state expects to have nearly as many inmates available to help during this year’s firefighting season as it did before a two-year-old law began sending lower-level felons to county jails instead of state prisons.

04/24/2013

West Sacramento Accepting Applications

West Sacramento Fire Department Hiring For 4 Open Positions

The West Sacramento Fire Department is hiring new fire recruits and has begun accepting new applications.

03/12/2013

Carrie Wood helped put out an apartment fire in Modesto. (credit: CBS13)

Modesto Woman Praised For Quick Work Putting Out Fire

Faced with flames, Carrie Wood didn’t think twice before making her way inside the raging inferno to try to save her wheelchair-bound neighbor.

11/21/2011