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"cal fire" Discussed on COVID-19: What You Need to Know
"And you know so far so good. I've been a part of the team now and i have developed friendships. A lot of the guys. Here and make captain. So i'm happy. I'm in a good comfortable happy place. This new firefighter program has taken a lot of work to get off the ground but battalion chief. Jon hagey says cal. Fire has been blown away by the response of people who want to do it. Really excited about the program. It adds a level of functionality on the fire. Line that you don't get with the inmate fire. Crews it really adds a lot to us on an operational standpoint to be able to do something more advanced with these firefighter. Crews right now cal. Fire has a dozen crews on duty with a plan and budget to hire more firefighters. In the coming years ripley. They're seeing a lot of fire. They are valuable resource. We're using them up and down the state back at the fire center. Captain brandon. Davis is trying to get his new team to trust one another to make them a true team working together. Let's get the slimmed up. We'll get the chipper over here. Tip everything out that direction. Firefighter michael chapman says they are becoming a team thing on the evil. We're all coming together. And we're all growing together becoming a stronger unit so our crew cohesions there are camaraderie is there. We can only go up from here. He says working together. This fire season will mean life and death. It's very important and if you don't have that it's not gonna work you have to be jiving to make sure your job smooth and you guys are coming together now. Every day every day we see somebody down we talked. It's really a mixed mixed bag of people that we're seeing that are participating in this program and really they all bring something to the table and this year especially with the being so dry. These firefighters are the last line of defense to stopping destruction of cities. These are the guys that wanted to come in and try the hand crew life out and the good bunch great months to have and they have the work ethic and just willing to learn with the pilot rock.
"cal fire" Discussed on COVID-19: What You Need to Know
"Crew had to bring down a tree. And it's a big eye opener and some of them will take cap. I've never done anything like that. And it's fun to see that. Look on their facing mole. The work they do is incredibly dangerous in the next few months likely battle extreme conditions when the notorious dry and hot santa ana winds blow here creating a blow torch like i've described on so many wildfires in recent years a mobile home park right now where there is fire all around us but this year is different. Not only because are so explosive and dangerous but cal. Fire is in the middle of changing how things are done. California has long relied on low threat inmate firefighters to do the hard labor some of the most strenuous work of digging fire line. Stop flames using hand tools to dig down the mineral soil to take away any fuel for flames to burn but this year because of controversial criminal justice reform rules. Many of those inmates have been let out and cal. Fire doesn't have the inmates to rely on any longer. We are starting fresh and we can pick and choose and things that other agencies don't necessarily specialize in what they're doing here climbing and taking down trees captain brandon. Davis is leading this crew. Cal fire has been on a hiring blitz. instead of inmates. they'll now have full. Fledged paid firefighters doing the work. They're known as type one firefighters commanders. Say they're blown away by how many men and women wanna become firefighters. It's a mix of backgrounds and ages. Sam schroeder is twenty seven years old. He has a fiancee and join this new team. Fires pretty much. what i. that's my goal by livelihood. even though as a wildland firefighter it means he now goes days and sometimes weeks without seeing his fiancee or other family. He and the rest of this team no the during the summer and fall the work almost every day with very few days off the.
Lake Tahoe evacuees watching weekend with hope as fire slows
"Officials in California say they remain cautiously optimistic about efforts to fight that Caldor fire which is grown to more than two hundred and fourteen thousand acres with thirty seven percent containment he'll say the fire continues to move east but has been slowed down due to the rocky terrain cal fire operations section chief Jim Martin says that combined with favorable weather is keeping it from moving into south Lake Tahoe the incident continues to look better and better every day Eldorado National Forest supervisor dean Gould ad for grew a little over eight hundred acres yesterday that's a least a growth since day one all right that's pretty impressive but fire behavior analyst Stephen Palmer with cal fire says it's no time to let your guard down especially for the more than four thousand firefighters out there there's still a lot of heat out there there's still a lot of hot timber there's still a lot of tree stumps there's still a lot of potential for this fire to get out and move on us I'm Julie Walker
High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe
"High winds threatened to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe authorities fighting the colder fire along the California Nevada border near Lake Tahoe are bracing for a challenging day we're in red flag conditions colder fire incident meteorologist Jim Dudley cal fire Steve Balmer says the Calder fire exploded in size again Tuesday as it ran through the forest to create what's called a active crown fire run where the fire actually goes from treetop to treetop when it does that those ember cast that it throws out or going over a mile in distance the roughly twenty two thousand residents of the city of south Lake Tahoe were ordered to evacuate on Monday cal fire battalion chief said the fire was three miles outside of south Lake Tahoe more than fifteen thousand firefighters are battling dozens of blazes across California including the Dixie fire the second largest wildfire in state history hi Mike Rossio
California fire approaches Lake Tahoe after mass evacuation
"The entire California resort city of south Lake Tahoe was ordered to evacuate in communities just across the state line in Nevada were warned to get ready to leave because of the Caldor fire which has burned more than a hundred and eighty six thousand acres and is just fifteen percent contained hello anon with two other fires and evacuations was ready to do it again Monday that's more out of control and I thought worried about his home packing up his truck with what could fit and looking at the road loses traffic jams I have no idea it was everybody just left at once historically has been this kind of evacuation that's a very tired cal fire PO Dominic Polito at one thirty AM this morning news was a bit chaotic but everyone got out of where they needed to get out according to cal fire at least six hundred and sixty four structures most of them homes have been destroyed the threat across the state is so widespread because of dry conditions the U. S. Forest Service has closed all National Forest until at least September seventeenth I'm Julie Walker
Caldor Fire: Fire's Footprint Grows Amid Expanded Evacuation Orders
"Out of control near Lake Tahoe, and evacuation orders are being issued around the Popular Mountain resort area. The Cal door fire has now jumped Highway 50, the main route to Sacramento. Cal Fire spokesperson Josh Speakers says strong winds are making it difficult for them to stay ahead of the flames. So discouraging when we get fire behavior like this, that we can't Really control For the first time evacuation orders have been issued for inside the Lake Tahoe basin. Casey Marroquin had to shut down her restaurant and says her thoughts are with her customers. I care so much about the community, and I want to be open for them in times of need. Matt Bigler for CBS
Newsom Declares State of Emergency in El Dorado County Due to Caldor Fire
"Customers in 18 counties to prevent winds from knocking down power lines and starting more fires. Cal Fire says the caliber fire has now burned 30,000 acres is 0% contained and to the North California's largest wildfire in history. The Dixie fires burning within eight miles of the city of Susan Ville.
The Dixie Fire Continues to Rage
"The Dixie Fire continues to rage. It's now the largest single wildfire in California history and has burned more than 505,000 acres. Is still threatening at least a dozen small communities. It's destroyed 1000 buildings, many of them homes, Cal Fire chief Tom Porter says almost a month after the fire broke out, there are new challenges on the horizon. The concern we have going into the next few days is another bout of monsoonal moisture coming up through Southern California. Turning into dry lightning potentially through this area and all the way to the north coast of California and then into Oregon, Washington as well, Porter says. The conditions are so dry that a single blade of grass can be a mission point. After 29 days, battling the Dixie Fire Containment stands at just 30%. With thousands of firefighters fighting blazes in California officials have decided to close down the Trinity Alps Wilderness area until November. That's a popular vacation spot with more than half a million acres of granite peaks lakes and trails. In a statement, Forestry officials say they can't spare the aircraft and personnel needed to track down lost or endangered hikers. They also hope the move will help prevent new fires from igniting in
'Code Red': U.N. Scientists Warn of Worsening Global Warming
"On climate change is issuing a code red for all of humanity. It is indisputable that human activities are causing climate changed. And making extreme weather events more frequent and severe United Nations Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change chairman posts only there, says the study has clear conclusions. NBC's Alex Stone joining us on the coma, Newsline and Alex, hundreds of scientists are saying the world is facing and experiencing climate change is that it's not seen in thousands of years. That's right. 234 scientists looking at data over three years and not a huge surprise, and that we keep hearing from firefighters that something Is changing in the West that every year Now we have these mega fires burning, killing people, and they admitted it scares them. I was out last week with a Cal fire hand crew, and they admit the way that fires are burning in California is really worrisome right now link to all of them. We haven't had enough rain nothing near what we're used to. So with what's coming It's going to be a big season, and I hope it doesn't impact anybody. And so today that you went out with this new report, and it is scientists around the world bottom line. The reports saying that all evidence shows that the impacts that we're seeing globally are directly related to global warming from human activity in greenhouse gas output. Colbert is a co chair of the panel to put out the report. And, she says it's sobering. What's new in this report is that we can now attribute many more changes at the global and regional levels to human influence. And better project future changes. We'll see from different amounts of emissions. And the last time the U. N did a report like this was 2013. She says that that it finds that we have messed up the planet so much the global service temperatures will keep rising until at least 2050, regardless of what humans do right now, if we cut off all emissions, everything that's hurting the environment that's still until 2050 numbers would be going up. So
Californians endure intense weekend of wildfire fears
"The Dixie bar which started on July fourteenth has now grown to become the largest single wildfire in California history the blaze was twenty one percent contained Sunday morning according to cal fire and had grown to more than four hundred and sixty three thousand acres Dixie fire public information officer Ryan Bain says they're playing catch up and it's very hard to get out in front of the fire because it's fueled by strong winds and bone dry vegetation you older ninety nine percent receptive in the afternoon that means out of out of a hundred hundred embers that are cast up into the air ninety nine out of a hundred of them all will likely Starfire the Dixie fire has destroyed at least five hundred and eighty nine structures damaged another thirty eight and forced tens of thousands of evacuations since it began according to officials I'm Julie Walker
California wildfire flares but within line crews have built
"Wildfires continue to burn throughout parts of the west with officials reporting at least seven new ones over the weekend organs like far the largest in the country at over four hundred and thirteen thousand acres and destroyed four hundred structures but spokesperson L. Nash said over the weekend containment went from fifty three percent to seventy four percent two represents a pretty significant jump in the amount of containment that we have on this fire and so we feel really good California's Dixie far the largest in the state at more than two hundred and forty four thousand acres is thirty two percent contained cal fire's regard there's a better chance that the evacuation order or warning is going to be either lowered or lifted according to federal authorities ninety one active fires are burning in western states I'm Julie Walker
Couple Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Southern California Fire
"Couples facing eight felony counts, including involuntary manslaughter, among other charges in connection with the party. They threw outdoors last Labor day that started with a colorful smoke bomb and ended in a deadly wildfire that killed a firefighter. San Bernardino County D. A Jason Anderson. We thought that based upon the evidence, but not only the homicide division gathered working with US forest Cal fire but looking back to the origin of the fire. That's why the grand jury made a determination to charge involuntary manslaughter. Couple pleads Not guilty.
Telegraph Fire Tops 88,000 Acres, 76% Contained
"The world in Oak Flats now heading home. The Telegraph. Fire is now 76% contained near Globe fire spokesman Dean McAllister's say, as firefighters are letting the blaze burned down at this point, did some burnout around the canal peak electronic sites in the summer homes up there. And so we have created this island of fire that now outside the main body of the fire, which is really in pretty good shape, almost 1000 personnel still at the blaze this afternoon that has burned more than 88,000 acres out. Buildings and homes. McAllister doesn't think the Telegraph Fire will merge with the Mass Cal Fire update on the most scalp fire. It's burning 12 miles southeast of Globe. It is now 85% contained it spurn more than 72,000 acres. Firefighters on the line this afternoon battling increasing winds and low humidity. It is
Telegraph Fire Continues to Spread Northeast, Closer to Globe, Arizona
"Is burning less than one mile from the community of top of the world. It's now the 10th largest wildfire in Arizona history. Fast approaching 72,000 Acres and new evacuation orders today for the mass Cal fire burning just southwest of Globe. 66,000 acre fire is now forcing residents of Beverly Hills and T 11 Ranch to leave their homes,
Report: California wildfire sparked when tree hit power line
"Officials say a pine tree contacting electrical distribution lines led to a deadly fire last autumn that killed four people including an eight year old girl investigators with the California department of forestry and fire protection seized equipment belonging to PG&E in the weeks after the sock fire tore through rural communities in the Shasta area last September and October officials now say the northern California wildfires that killed four people and destroyed more than two hundred buildings was sparked when tree branches came into contact with Pacific gas and electric power lines cal fire says their investigative report has been forwarded to the Shasta county district attorney's office PG&E is the nation's largest utility it's been a merging from bankruptcy after lawsuits from several devastating wildfires that killed more than a hundred people in twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen I'm Jennifer king
Santa Ana winds to bring fire danger to Southern California
"Red flag warnings of extreme fire danger go into effect for a large swath of southern California with Santa Ana winds developing Santa Ana winds blow from the interior toward the coast that creates potentially critical fire conditions with the combination of vegetation withering low humidity and powerful gusts especially below mountain passes and canyons the Santa Anas will affect the region from Ventura county northwest of Los Angeles down to the Mexico border through the holiday and into the weekend cal fire captain Fernando Herrera tells KESQ crews are on twenty four hour call those guys are staying at a fire station they're sleeping there and they're ready to go the winds could also bring blackouts southern California Edison is considering shutting off electricity to more than seventy six thousand customers to avoid power lines sparking wildfires that has Linda Lincoln's in riverside county worried about her thanksgiving dinner hopefully we'll we'll go out and train I'm Ben Thomas
Crews Getting Upper Hand On Silverado Fire, All Evacuation Orders Lifted, Los Angeles
"Orders for the Silverado fire in Orange County have been lifted as up today. Cal Fire spokesman Edwin Zuniga says the fire is now 40% contained. We have 1210 firefighters. They're fighting this fight. In the air and on the ground. Silverado fire has burned through more than 13,000 acres of forcing more than 90,000 evacuations.
California Creek Fire: More than 346,000 acres burned, 60% contained
"The creek fire, which has destroyed 856 structures and burn thousands of trees and the Sierra in India. National forests is now 60% contained as of this morning, According to Cal fire, the flames have burned more than 346,008. Sirs. Since mid September, air quality continues to be degraded by the statewide blazes and was listed as unhealthy for sensitive groups in Fresno, Madeira and Tillery counties president reversing an earlier decision from federal officials and is releasing millions of dollars in relief. That's the news. I'm Phil
Team investigating deadly California fire seizes PG&E equipment
"PG and E officials are reportedly under investigation in connection with a deadly Zogg fire in Shasta County. The Sacramento Bee reporting. PG and E filed a statement with the Public Utilities Commission saying Cal Fire investigators took possession of the utility company's equipment today. Firefighters are still battling the 56,000 acre blaze, which has claimed the lives of four people.
California's Glass Fire is 50% contained, but fires still rage across state
"Ground on the glass fire in Napa and Sonoma County's But his charity, But Lemoni reports crews are feeling the effects of California's historic fire season. Four million acres have burned in California this year in dozens dozens of of of major major major major fires fires fires fires fires that that that that that that have have have have have have have killed killed killed killed killed killed killed killed 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 people people people people people people people people people and and and and and and and and and destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed destroyed thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands of of of of of of of of of homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. homes. But But But But But But But But But the the the the the the the the the challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges challenges keep keep keep keep keep keep keep keep keep coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. coming. Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Cal Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire Division Division Division Division Division Division Division Division Division chief chief chief chief chief chief chief chief chief Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Jason Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin Martin says says says says says says says says says the the the the the the the the the 2800 firefighters have battled high temperatures and tough terrain and they've been working very long hours for many weeks Now. A lot of the personnel that are currently on the line have gone from Part of the next With really few days in between to have restaurant every they may have gotten a day, maybe two days, but firefighters Aaron for at least a little bit of a break, with cooler temperatures arriving and the possibility of rain later this week. I'm Moody, Kate Tweedy news attorneys and activists are
"cal fire" Discussed on KQED Radio
"How would want to coordinate a prescribed burning strategy in a landscape that's got very fragmented, ownership forested landscape. Second question is chaperone. These coastal shepherd needs of long burn intervals, and it's too frequent burning. Leads to invasives and sensing off in the wrong direction. So how would one coexist with a Chapter AL ecosystem that Has a lot of fuel and needs a Longbourn interval. Can I go to you on these two correct, Thomas? Certainly. You know, in terms of shopper? Well, I You know what? What I understand from reading the literature is having a lot of places. It has a very different fire regime. And, you know, unfortunately, we've packed a lot of people into those landscapes, and that really shouldn't have subdivisions in them. And then you ask Cal fire to defend those homes and that's what they're going to do. So you we've made some mistakes about where we plant people in terms of where we put them in terms of land use planning. But the collar is absolutely right. That you can over burn certain species. And then you turned into a grassland environment. That's natural, which carries more fire. So it's respecting the natural ecosystem and the fire regime and fire frequency based on the science of the people like Scott and professionals. Very college and colleagues that no these systems pretty well. That's what needs to guide us. We'll let me go to Scott on the other is question of that collar race, And that's the fragmented landscapes. Got some thoughts from you. And it is a really fundamental issue, and it's a very, very important one. You know, I think it begs to these ideas. Co operatives know Ling has worked on this in humble County, where you have multiple land agencies coming together to create a plan together. You know and get away from disciple fragmentation and everybody hasn't lands that are basically separated, so it is absolutely going to take a cooperative effort between private Federal state local. It'll just be a cooperative, and that's why I think this idea that was brought up about this synergies that community center Jesus small communities, energies of groups working together. That's the only way you'd ever built a work on a fire issue in a fragment of Scott, I remember talking with you about bark beetles, and I'm wondering what your response is to listening. Bruce, who writes a few years ago. A significant percentage of California's forests were decimated by both drought and beetle infestation. Those dead trees were never removed from the forest because of the cost. Is this the reason why this year's fires were so intense? What's a solution and who should pay? Well, that's a very good question in the creek fire. Unfortunately, the Southern Sierra, I think is actually one that is showing what can happen. Creek Fire Burns, You know, outside of president up in the Sierra Nevada, it is really one of the epicenters of the 12 4015 drought. And killed 100 million trees. Some of those trees removed. Others were not because of just access and other issues and ever infrastructure problems. As the trees fall through time, through just natural decomposition wind they have to get on the ground. They have become much more worrisome from the fire behavior standpoint. So even though they were standing dead a few years ago, they got all of our attention, including me. All those brown needles trees everywhere. They're actually not as difficult in a fire situation. Understand? It is harder to burn, actually, but you get him on the ground. They actually could be very efficient and actually burning. So here we are. Eight years after the drought herself. Some of those trees are down, and unfortunately we're seeing some consequences. I believe in the creek fire. And here's another historical question. And perhaps you can amplify this somewhat got Casey, right. You're wrong about suppressing fires for over 100 years, private property owners still perform controlled burns up until the sixties and seventies. My parents and extended family did it on our family ranch. We're talking about actually government's role in this more than those who were doing prescribe burnings in the sixties and seventies really kind of changed everything, didn't they? No, The collars actually write my predecessor at UC Berkeley, Harold best. Well, he usedto work extensively with people that had ranches, hunting clubs just open space. And you're absolutely right. You know, the burning of the fifties and sixties and seventies in the forties was in this state was all dominated by private individuals working on their land. It's amazing that I think, fragmentation Mohr urbanization that will we starts to creep up. It got very, very difficult after that, But that's a history's absolutely correct. You know, we had a system that was working on the private side. At the same time, the federal side was basically not moving at all. That's really what we've been talking about. Is the federal side because of President Trump coming too? California and not the agency's weren't necessarily thinking the best way to care for the land and how best to make it sustainable. Let me also go to a caller named Kathy next, and Kathy joins us Welcome. Hi. This is Cathy in Palo Alto. I, Cathy. I wanted to add. I'm sorry. A little bit more. Ah. Um Maybe more issues to to the conversation. In recently, Douglas Talent has pointed out, an entomologist has pointed out. That we're starving insect populations, and that, in turn is starving The birds and this is coming about for a number of reasons, but one of them is the fragmentation of Of the landscape and the wide prevalence of lawns and he is suggesting that we wear citizens, particularly people who have Wide open land. Repopulated with native species to feed insects. And allow continuous landscape for them a continuous card or across the United States so that they can thrive and we in turn can drive. This is vital for us. So here in California with the fires. To do such a thing. We have to take into account this issue of fire, and I would like to hear the Panelist. Comments on how I'm trying to do native gardening in around where I am and trying to grow this species that are helpful the cornerstone species in particular. Some of which could be trees there, particularly oaks in particular. So anyway, I'd like to hear the Panelists. Comments on how we in California if they have any thoughts on how we can do this or whether this even make sense for us given the Catherine Thank you. Thank you for the question. Appreciate that. Let me go. You lenya Quinn Davidson. Yeah, I think you know, I don't know about the insect issue that she's talking about. But I do think she brings up a great point. And it's something that you hear some of our indigenous partners talk about then. In the context of fire, which is that there are so many pieces of the puzzle that we don't understand when we take fire out of the system. There are a lot of things we lose without even knowing it. And I think that's the beauty of viewing fires a restoration tool in a place where we know it helped shape the system is that we can bring back some of those minute details that we're not even necessarily aware of. So I think that's a really important part of using fire in this landscape. And I thank the caller and correct Thomas get a response from you from a caller listener named Nate, who writes of her environmental scientists say forest fires were considered net zero carbon generators because the empty landscapes left behind quickly began absorbing carbon. During regeneration. Well, um, you know, they're that point of view is interesting. But what the system Wass before European Americans showed up here. And I don't want to overstate this. But it contained a large number of larger, older fire, resilient trees, and it had fire mostly, not all the time but mostly operating in the understory. So when we look at resilience, we have to be careful that what we picture is dynamic. There's always been fire and emissions in California. And it's a matter of stability and equilibrium to where we get to the point where we have The co benefits that we appreciate and enjoy. And need for our survival. And how that system operates. So she just a CZ the previous caller mentioned, you know about Plants and how do we cope with fire? Will fire is in major factor in biodiversity. Is, we call it pyro diversity, So it's instead of thinking of it as destructive. Based on all the media video we've been watching it for think about it is regenerative and renewing. These landscapes and bringing back the health of the system that we recognize and you know, there's always a question about how far back do you go to look for some sort of target? Well, you know, if you think about your 70 Valley well, once it was covered in glaciers tell when you have to think about what we know about the system that we've inherited in recent time and how the native.
"cal fire" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Coming out The Auburn Journal. So first responders conducted three rescues and four hours over the weekend at sea. Even Stevens trails enough Colfax Cal Fire says most of the party's visit the area for the first time. After seeing a story about betrayal on local news stations, believing it was easy for mile downhill. Have no problem. No problem. Just put on the flip flop and go. I don't know just there's nothing easy about four miles. Just come on, folks. You're going to go hiking. Let's all right. There was a projection, the state capital like a physical Projector with a light that was shown in the state capital by a group called Let's see, Commit to Equity. Have you heard of this group? I'm not know so other predicting catastrophe in the state of California and the urging lawmakers to take steps essentially, what they want them to do is tax the wealthy. Aren't they already doing that? So? So you know, I I guess Equity is in the eye of the beholder. Right? Well, take someone else's equity and make it my equity and we're all good. Well, they got that bill. Like moving through the Legislature right now. That would tax people even after they leave the state? No, no, that's the same bill and they'll go out for 10 years. They'll go after you. Right, Right. Keep coming after you. Go ahead and leave bills in the mail. You can run, but you can't hide right. So we'll get enough data on that. Okay, that's out there this morning. I'm also this is a new Stanford study and again, it just underlines the dangers of Vaping. It shows a substantially increased risk of covert 19 in teenagers and young adults who they They did a national sample, and this is a follow up to Ah, study that was done in May, But they say it's like it's seven times more likely to have poor outcomes. If you catch cove in 19, if you are a vapor just seven times seven times. Yeah, that's a lot. Well, A covert 19 is obviously a respiratory illness. So I mean, if you smoke orbit I would imagine and seven times more likely to catch it. Catch it is to catch it weakens long. Okay, well, we're gonna get on the phone and dial up Mr Carey Dietrich's phone number and bring him on board they want is done. And day two is right here. A lot lot to go over. Melania Trump is supposed to be speaking tonight. The first lady so Yeah, And I want to ask him about what we what we just did about so many Republicans who have foot flopped and they're going to now support Biden, right? It has read on. Okay, we'll talk to him in about three minutes. For now. Firefights.
"cal fire" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Just can not available in all states of situations. Breaking news this hour from townhall dot com I'm Rhonda Rocks trick. Marco says Marco has that is has been downgraded to a tropical storm is it heads across the Gulf of Mexico on a path toward the Louisiana coast? Tropical Storm Laura, meanwhile, battered the eastern portion of the Cuba A Dominican Republic moving across that area following a path likely to take it to the same part of the U. S Coast as also as a potential hurricane wards. In the forecast, for example, Marco I would have overlapping warnings for different storms, So that's an interesting thing that we did not encounter here very often at all. Very rare Andy Lado from the National Hurricane Center, it appears the storms will not be hurricanes simultaneously, something researchers say has never happened in the Gulf of Mexico, at least since records began being kept in 1900. Meanwhile, wildfires in California sure affecting a lot of people who 140,158 of people that have been affected, whether it's They've been evacuated or they are under an evacuation warning. That's the Cal fire spokesman, Bryce Bennett has lead to another problem, though looters taking advantage of empty houses. Police in Santa Cruz County south of San Jose, arrested at least five people in a car that was loaded with stolen merchandise pilfered from local homes. Police are on the state. Are continuing to monitor the situation. Renovations to the White House Rose Garden have been finished.
"cal fire" Discussed on KGO 810
"Russian River. So the Cal fire big area. Yeah, it really is. And that's why I was. The fire is erratic and and the winds are shifting. Cal Fire says Be advised. If you live in this area, you may be ordered to evacuate soon. Don't wait to start gathering your things and be ready to leave. They say if you feel you're in danger, please get out. Now. Check with your neighbors. Make sure that they know what the warning is in place. And that will really help everyone pack up and make sure they're ready to go or just go. Yeah. Oh, undoubtedly. Thanks, Crest. This is why I'm saying just don't don't even just get out. Just get out. Don't even hang around. If there are if they're putting out an evacuation, warning, Just get the hell out. Although I do know some of you have horses, or you've got other wildlife for. I guess it wouldn't be wildlife Domesticated life that's there. And I know you want to protect that. And you want to be there as long as you can, or you want to take that much time is again and try to load them up or whatever you want to do. I get it. I get I get the reasons you don't want to go. But how many people are working from home? Right now? We're working remotely. And maybe you're not when you're in the more remote areas, but I mean, if ever there's a time to get the hell out. This is him. Just go, go! What's holding you back? Go. I mean, where. Where, though. Where do you know where that's a good question? It's hot. Everywhere There. Air is bad. You don't want to leave your house. Maybe you do have pets or animals that you need to take care of. There are evacuation centers set up for most of these fires. The Roman Ross is there and most of the time they'll give you a voucher to stay in the hotel, at least for a night, So okay all is not lost. I grab it. It's what I would do. All right, Listen, if you have evacuation plans if you've been evacuated or if your your family has plans for evacuation Share with me those plans. Maybe we give some other people who are on the fence about getting out on idea. 80 88 10. Your evacuation plans. 80 88 10. What do you do it? You grabbing a tent? You're going to a hotel. Family members. Have you spoken with the emergency officials? So you've got a plan in place. What are you doing here? Let's Let's offer some advice for people who haven't been through it before. What could we do? 80 88 10 80 88 10 will get your your feedback.
"cal fire" Discussed on KGO 810
"For the various estate in the Spanish Valley area. Is that part of the Hennessy fire? No, that's going to be from my understanding that evacuation was put under for the gamble. Fire on Do we have containment on any of these fires? As of right now, there's zero containment. What's the biggest difficulty in fighting the fires that we're talking about right now? Is it that we do have this horrific ly hot weather and the winds? So and we could probably speak to Sonoma and not county. Both on this is that the fires were in a rugged, really hard, accessible terrain. And so getting personality. Some these areas this difficult way have personal kind of stretched thin throughout California because there's multiple areas in California there, Bernie. Some of these areas are needing aircraft. Tio suppress the fire that way into some of those areas. Then, of course, the hot, dry weather that we're experiencing today. That's another safety issue with our personnel on the ground. Are there any areas that you want us to advise people to avoid traveling to at this point? So I would I would advise residents in the areas where these fires are toe kind of avoid those areas on Biff. You know people in those areas that maybe under a warning, maybe call and check in on you see how they're doing. And then any residents that may be enough. Ah, mandatory on, you know, an evacuation order area. We would like those residents, Tio, he those those orders and leave those areas for their own safety. How are your firefighters doing in the heat at this point? Firefighters. Of course we have mountain, the ground on in the air and on engines, everybody. The biggest thing is, you know, stay hydrated. Just keep a good pace, then you know, just be aware of the heat. And do you have any information outside of cinnamon, Napa County City of information on Contra Costa County, for example. I don't have anything on that were my location is just another like now. The unit But on the south, very stuff you have to call down there. They're unit. All right. We did. We will, Because there are a couple of fires that are burning in that area that we have some concern about as well. You know, we're here for you. So if there's anything that you want to get out to the public, just give us a call. We'll get you on the air right away. Definitely thank you so much. Thank you. Well will powers. He is public information officer for Cal Fire up in the North Bay region in Napa. Sonoma County's well Ah Oh, I'm not taking a break right now. I thought I was going to take a break, but I'm not. That's pretty scary of 40, Lightning strikes, fires and Sonoma and Napa County, So you know, a lot of them were small and easily put out. But it's that that was a big deal around the Bay Area, and you've got ash falling in Monterey from the fire outside of Salinas. You've got another one in the Santa Cruz mountains now at 1000 Acres, and any of these have the potential to be a big thing. Yeah, well, And most of these that we're looking at have very little containment. If they have any containment and the fires in Contra Costa County, I'd like to see if we can get anybody from the Cal fire in those areas as well. You know, we were there a lot of people in contact. Casa County, But I know the deer complex fire and evacuation orders. Aaron place there as well. Yeah, And so if there's any additional information, I think we need to get out there. And I think this is the kind of thing that we need to keep a very close watch on. As a matter of fact, if if anybody who is listening right now, if you're a witness to any of the fires that are going on, if there's anything that has Disrupted your life in that that involves the fires that have recently broken out. Give us a call so that we can keep other people updated on this. 80 88 tennis the phone number for 15 80 88 10. You know, it's interesting to note that before fire season really got underway. There was a concern about Evacuations and evacuation centers. And maybe the Corona virus would prevent evacuation centers from being set up. And I noticed that yesterday with the Contra Costa County fire, they had an evacuation center where people met and then they quickly put everyone into hotels, so they did not just stay in that evacuation center. That's one thing that may be changing a little bit this time around is you know if you need help. Meet us at this general area and the Red Cross will get there and we'll get your hotel in thes evacuation orders. Do they tell people where to go to do they just They get out a TTE this point for the one in Sonoma County. It's ah Ah, you pack up and be ready. Yeah. I mean, I know that in Marin County, I got notices from the sheriff's department just with the heat that they were. That they were setting up Cool cooling station. Sure, for people in Marin County, and they, they stated specifically that social distancing would be maintained that they were all ready to go and that people could, you know, feel relatively safe coming in if they needed to have this, and they specifically were gearing it toward elderly people who might adversely react to the heat. I adversely react to the heat, but the last thing you need is overlapping emergency. It's right around the corner. Centers on the fire, shoulders. Let's keep the earthquakes and pay for the time being. Okay, Let's talk with Kevin. Kevin is calling from San Jose. Hey, Kevin. Welcome to kgo that listen, My heart goes out for the firefighters. I used to be a volunteer. Cal fire up on this skyline area where I lived up in the hills and ah These guys. I mean, what I went through, and I mean, it was just horrific. We haven't had any fires when I was up there, But I can just imagine what those Yellow suit on the heat. And my God, these guys thesis case should be considered first responders. Aren't they? Are they not considered first responders? I mean, this is a It's a grueling job. It's something I would never want to do. It's something I just can't imagine doing. You have to be incredibly strong. You have to be smart. You have to be quick. You have to make decisions. That has to be unbelievably stressful. Because you know your fires are so unpredictable, particularly when you have the kind of weather the crazy weather like Spencer Christian was talking about earlier. The crazy weather that we've had lately you're not certain what a fire! Going to dio. I mean, it can encircle you. And then what happens? Exactly exactly. And, uh, mostly with Cal fire. Not only did we, uh Who fires if there was a guy had a pager at the time back in those days, right? Uh and I would get a call No, normally just for Auto accidents and motorcycles, especially on skyline because they had that club that went from Skyline Highway nine all the way to Ah, Alice's restaurant. And they used to have what they call in So many minutes you had to ride your motorcycle to get from one side to the other. And the roof. Oh, God. The accents I used to come up to was just horrible. Yeah, I cannot even really imagine. Well, Kevin, thank you And I I do want to, of course. Reemphasize what you're seeing what you were saying. The plight of firefighters. I mean, it's a It's a noble profession. It's a tough profession, and we should give all the support we can to the people who have decided they're going to do that. You.
"cal fire" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Become Cal fire's number one concern in the northern region, according to Cal Fire Chief John Gotti. The water fire is currently our number one firework burning and the Potters were the area north of Orville. Last update we had was 300 acres. A moderate rate of spread and 0% contained. Currently, there's an estimated 35 fires burning in the county and the Cal Fire Butte County unit asking for additional resource is to be sent there to quell those fires there. Several currently several mandatory evacuations in place. And you can find more details on the Butte County Sheriff's website or on their Twitter page. This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom demanding an investigation into two nights of rolling blackouts that occurred due to a prolonged heat wave and increased energy. You escape the case, John Byrne eyes he has more on his noon update Heard on KFBK. Newsom says he takes full responsibility for the outages deserve and also Demand what happened and the implications of what this means to the future, And that's exactly what we've initiated over the course the last 48 hours. The blackouts intended to eat strain on the power grid affected hundreds of thousands of Californians. Newsom says the extraordinary heat wave is due to climate change. None of us in the state of California are immune nor naive. About the hot, skinny, hotter that dries getting dryer, the wets getting wetter. The governor declared a state of emergency and signed a proclamation, which eases their pollution regulations and allows the usage of portable or stationary generators. John Burn Easy News, 93.1 Kfbk, California and the Sacramento Valley Under an extreme, he wave, including a flex alert, They're serious concerns. Of lightning strikes, triggering wildfires. Maybe you heard that lightning last night probably woke a lot of you up. Here's a meteorologist Delange. Evora, mainly north and west of Sacramento are going to be the most activity and this is all part of some subtropical moisture coming up from the South. You know they're It's it's tropical seas in a hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific, and sometimes we get some of these surges that come northward and that's what we're under right now. Tomorrow we're just left with Sunshine and still that oppressive heat, which is why temperatures tomorrow still going to be up here on 110 and there's a chance even we go a little bit higher than that as well. Yeah, they've been looking to see if Sacramento would break a record from 1983 when it was 106 on August 17th. But again right now, we've got some cloud cover, which is keeping the temperatures more around. 100 Also.
"cal fire" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Fire protection cal fire in Scott acres burned down dramatically the summer why several factors involved in one of the prominent actors of course is the weather keep in mind that right now we still have a snow pack in place at the upper elevations we can compare this year two thousand seventeen where we start off similar but in two thousand seventeen we lost that snow pack thirty quickly and the temperature started to increase to about a hundred and stayed consistent over a hundred degrees with wind and it looks like there are still fires burning in California but they're smaller right we have about on average every year about two hundred fifty to three hundred wildfires every week believe it or not that no one really cares about me average is less than a hundred acres you know mid year we started out in two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen with buyers of several hundred acres and in comparison to this year since the weather is so up and down cyclical we're talking about nice cool weather in then I'll go into a hundred degrees in a come back down to tie eighties mid nineties but we haven't seen much wind I think the largest part so for this year's been fourteen thousand acres in a call the tech apart and within for service area our large fires are just over two thousand acres were wrapping up a thirteen and acre fire right now so you can see the comparisons we're looking at just under twenty five thousand acres burned to date in California under Chalford jurisdiction last year's same time six hundred twenty one thousand acres well what a turnaround from last year when eighty six people died in the camp fire which burned one hundred and fifty three thousand acres but of course people.
"cal fire" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The months ahead cal fire chief Tom Porter says the additional firefighters will allow some engines to increase their crews from three to four people one additional body gives you an additional body to carry hose swing a tool reduce the workload stress on all of the other three that are typically on that engine the last two fire seasons have been two of the worst in California history the recently passed state budget includes nearly one billion dollars for emergency preparedness and disaster response and recovery state fire officials say they'll conduct a prescribed burn today in northern Santa Cruz County the burn is set to start at eight o'clock near the intersection of empire grade in Jamison creek road prescribed fires are used to remove an abundance of fuel like dead plants and trees that have been part been blamed for recent places that we're very destructive and in some cases deadly smoke from the prescribed burn could linger for up to two days after the fire is out in the evening in sports baseball first the scores giants one in Philly five to one eighties lost at home to Milwaukee forty two both of those series conclude today with daytime games now the deadline trades mad bomb sticking around the giants kept Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith they traded drew Pomerantz and mark the Lansing and Sam dice in the eighties got pitcher Tanner Roark from the Cincinnati Reds I'm Brian white KQED news thank you Brian support today comes from jumpstart MD is science based weight loss program integrating real food individual coaching and medical support for lifetime changes support for NPR comes from my Dr providing automatic cloud backup for businesses and homes to protect PC's Max and servers from data loss due to ransomware hard drive.
"cal fire" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Seven thirty seven talking about something very important to everyone in this area in beyond, really. Anyone who is dealing or concern with wildfires. That's what we're talking about. They're flash flood warnings. Tonight is there's sort of a deluge of rain in the paradise area. So there's a lot of concerned on the for the scarlet and some smut slides flooding and things like that. Those warnings are going to be an effect up until ten o'clock this evening. And again, joining us in studios, Cal fire plaza county fire chief Brian ESTES who's really given us a lot of great information here and I really appreciate your time captain prior to the break, we're talking about there was this McClatchy analysis which revealed that there are more than three hundred fifty thousand California's living in towns, and cities that exist almost entirely within very high code very high fire hazard severity zones. In Cal fire designation replaces highly vulnerable to devastating wildfires and what they've done here, really essentially they've listed a bunch of cities, little towns, giving you examples of these some of the places that are very high fire risk. But in a way it's fair to say this in this analysis, maybe but kind of hard to differentiate between some of these towns for instance king speech, and thank Tahoe in that area that yeah you're spot on. I mean, you know, you can take a snapshot of towns that exist in these certain geographic areas around the state, but that fire hazard severity zone. The reference is really the key point. And, and as we look across you know, specifically the coastal range, the Sierra Nevada's, and the southern California mountains and coastal mountains and inland mountains, you have this very common high fire hazard, severity zone element. And really, you know, all of those communities, whether they are rural. Communities suburban communities and as we saw in Santa Rosa paradise parts of southern California, they can be urban environments as well. I think they're all somewhat equally. Susceptible. I, I don't I don't wanna I, I hate to, to kind of, you know, play the fear monger thing because pro probably one of the most common questions, I get is a fire chief is, you know, how do I keep my town from becoming like paradise or or how do I keep my town from becoming like? Sonoma's on the fact of the matter is, is that, you know, California has some elements that exist across the foothills and the Sears and the coastal ranges all over the state. We get typically get very wet winters and springs punctuated by, you know a dry period where the rains, typically stop in may and then and then they are done, and then that fall shoulder period that we talk about in September October. You know, once in a while we'll get an inch rain, but typically it stays dry through into Tober and the last thing we get is very strong, fall wins and those are kind of like localized winds. So in northern California, we call them phone wins, southern California. They're referred to as Santa Anna's, but they're there, essentially, those dry fall wins. And that is our biggest culprit when it comes to really damaging wildfires they tend to happen during those events. So Noma Napa paradise Southern Cal. California all happened in those fall, periods of time, not to say we can't have damaging fires in other times of the year. But that's are really critical, period. You know, some things that happened in, in Butte county and imperative that, that, that make make it somewhat. I don't wanna say an anomaly. But there were some very, very specific events that had happened for that fire to lead up to the campfire. Yes. To for it to be okay. That magnitude okay, number one, right? On the heels of five years of drought. Number two. On the heels of the drought to very, very wet years. Heavy vegetation, growth. A lot of dead and down timber and brush created by the droughts. And then the wet periods those slow low snow levels. You had a summer period that had zero rain all the way up into the period of time, where the campfire started, and you had one of those anomaly fall wind events. It was it was all fairly, well predicted and Cal fire was staffed up to what we had what we call regionwide, hold all personnel on duty staffing pattern. We had every single person held on duty all of our equipment staffed up twenty four seven three sixty five we had local staffing patterns to be able to access our local government fire partners across the state, the state enjoys one of the most robust, if not de most robust mutual aid systems in the world. And I think that's another. Thing for people to, to, to be proud of, in the state is the accessibility and the sharing of equipment, whether it be federal state, or local government is like no other place in the nation or the world. So preparation was there. The predictions were there that paradise event. The campfire started in an area that has tremendous fire history. Yeah. Girl growing up there. Pat, my whole life at feather river canyon in that in that area to the east of, of the feather river is experienced wildfires. Probably since the dawn of time and, and so, like I say, you know, sometimes I, I have a tough time, picking out single communities in that in that article, you're referencing there's yeah. There are communities that are that are pointed out, but there are communities, right next door to those communities that I would say are equally at risk a given certain anomaly events, but, you know, that that's where that's where the defensible space inspections. The, the work from the home. Moaners the shaded fuel breaks and the efforts that go on across across the state really come to play. How tough was it for the firefighters to get up into the paradise area as quickly as they could which then had to be a really tough effort for those guys people trying to get out and you have firefighters trying to get in? Yeah. And you and I and I want to say this because I didn't mean. Yeah, but I, but I do want to say this for those of you saying, look, you know you talk about paradise. But what about reading let me include reading let me include these are very different ways to get in, you know, when you're talking about reading you have high five leading right to reading. So believe me when I say, we're not just focusing on a campfire captains from paradise and all that. And that was a little different situation different challenge for you guys. It was, you know, I'm, I'm. Reading during the car fire paradise during the campfire sonoma's during the tubs, and nuns fire. They all had commonalities when it came to access, and egress paradise kind of took a hit. Publicly about having one way in one way out, not, not, not exactly true. You know, they're they're, they're paradise had one of the most proactive. Evacuation plans probably of most counties in the state, and the fire department, the sheriff's office up their work very, very closely together. And, and they enacted their plan in a very pro-active manner in and the but you know you go back to that anomaly, event happened first thing in the morning. The there are people that are either getting ready for work still asleep. Trying to get on the roadways to drop kids off at school. It's that time of the morning and, and quite honestly, the pace of that fire the veracity in which that fire burned was just quite honestly, outpacing their ability to enact their plan. So they had a really good plan in place. And, and, you know, the access egress is always an issue for us across the state. But that's where those, those evacuation plans that come in that we that we work really hard with communities, fire safe councils. That's one of those elements of defensible space. It's not just about clearing the vegetation. There's a big part of it. That's about community action evacuation planning knowing knowing what to do in the case of an emergency. Again, just a reminder, we're having a conversation with Cal fire plaster county fire chief, Brian ESTES. You know, one of the other things I heard a lot. In several of these fires in going again, back to the campfire people say, well, you know, it didn't or even sonoma's in that area, you know, it was often the distance it didn't seem like we were in any danger at all. And yet half hour later, they realize here comes the fire towards them. So going back to these areas that are at risk. I mean just because you're in one area a risk. I mean obviously these things can spread it in different areas and quickly. Yeah. You know, going back to that description, I gave you earlier of, of how a house is typically impacted by fire in not the flaming front, but the spotting. So, you know, fire spread is that there is that flaming front. But, but fire spread is much more dictated by long range spotting. So when you put a forty to sixty mile an hour dry win behind an actively burning fire in heavy fuels heavy brush, heavy timber. It's throwing ember cast, it's throwing this tremendous ember cast, sometimes a quarter to a half a mile out in front of the main fire, so it's kind of, it's kind of like envisioned a snowball, you know as snowballs going down the hill, and it's throwing stuff out in front of it, it just creates a faster and faster slide. And so it's, it's very similar to the way that the fire burns. Is there recall in it just seems so unbelievable that, that I don't even know if I'm saying this correctly, but during that particular fire, and, and this happens in many other places as well. I heard it was like football field. The second Bernie is that possible is an exaggerated. Is that possible because you when you think about that? That's, that's literally eight and you describe it with the winds dry winds. That's, that's a firestorm. That's a force coming at you. Yeah. It you know, it's hard to put an exact speed on, on because it varies so much depending on if on whether it's hitting. Topa graphic features. If it's coming up canyon, or if it's going down a hill, it really varies, but the constant is if you've got those spots that are spotting out ahead of you a half or a quarter to a half mile then, that's where you could get those relative speeds that you're referencing when you say a football field, a second fascinating conversation, and we're going to continue this conversation with Cal fire plaster county chief Brian is straight ahead Powell show, building a better,.
"cal fire" Discussed on The Coastal Athlete Program
"Only. Helpless slumber buddy fill slots on to the another crazy. Busy five what happened with the grass? I personally think it's going to be on. But you know what is the season, where is on, we'll reach out to both of you and we'd love to try and stay in touch with you? While you're out on on on the fires. There's something really awesome about our, our audience giving the opportunity to hear from some of the tactical minds that are that are trying to see all those structures. So guys, I wanna thank you so much for coming on the show again for for drew. And for the first time for Eric. Is there anything you guys wanted to plug before we let you go? I don't have any plumbing cooling true. Okay. Jesse pectin, folks dot full. Yes, we have our racial. Fire fire butter, downward workforce. Cal fire. Yes, you became a small maybe seeing them, not an actual harbor seal. Shootdown extortion. Seventeen along with like myself, and couple of skilled buddies in his parents and family friends, you are annual will be. Fan off five K run. So if you could make it lately. She'll choose twenty second. You could just pick knitted on Jesse fiddling fund Doppler also on Facebook and Instagram. And if you use Amazon, which I think everybody does Amazon prime. If you have your area ready with Jesse fit all the money raised goes to a scholarship, and she us and they're five. His parents, Terry United bury date in bugs in one of these teammates from team five was, so if you grow relation the great people, you're the great pie a really fun time doing it this year is the rack long that was are absolutely ridiculous. You have some knives from half as blades that of fifteen hundred dollars spoke. Con. Coolers him stuff. That referee mimic. He gets he set it up run devil show kayak twos. It was put he stuff. You're doing a great where I think, Walter is folks to mazing jobs that you could make it be great, if you can't that you can do actually, some warning conjoining, just picking the fun dot on. You've done six starship so far. And we've had the initial scholarship was the kid from was, I also make searching rescue team. The now use a lady, you guys image, sixty or eighteen sixty he's a he's a s h c off now. Search rescue. Yep. Nice. While you come full circle from running you in Michigan county starvation, as century hero Rockies a navy here. So it's pretty cool. Great. That's awesome. Well guys, thank you so much for coming on the show for Posey for Dany for Eric in June for everybody goes athlete program. Thanks so much for tuning in, and we'll see you guys next league.
"cal fire" Discussed on The Coastal Athlete Program
"I'm involved in it, but as they'll be as baby for. Sure, and what is the foliage the D fully defoliants projects that you guys have been working on how what is that is that pre is that to predict fires, is that to deter them or you guys building cut lines in advance? Like what, what are we talking about? The impede projects. I believe, so the yes. Yes. The feds patients, but yes. Program of projects. Yeah. Yeah. So with all these large fire seasonal even having there's been a large push to, to, you know, reduce fuel loads and provide protection in around communities. So, you know, the EMT program is something skates. Always been involved in at fire them involved in. There's a rant of effort for that a little more tense after years past so, and that they were in a large variety from real ethic projects, like. He'll go out and we'll do these go broadcast bers, we'll go out and till downtowns in the wintertime. There's not much fire danger and use the hand firing techniques and aircraft that the, the hell torch underneath the aircraft and helicopters to light large patches of, of ground on fire consumed fuel so that when summer rolled around there's less few out there. So hopefully those provide some level like slowdown for the fires provides cases establish anchor points work to control the fire. Around you tired, we've been doing what's called a shaded fuel break where we go in around the backside of the communities and every move on undergrowth on the trees and even thin some timber out so that reduces the fuel load as a fires approach the town, there'd be reduction in fuel loads with the fire bunches towners less fire leisure control. So there's another project for the program, does the in the overall goal is to, you know, make fires easier control reduce their intensity, the approach populated areas that kind of stuff I'm getting word from Drouzi trying to jump back in and try giving him a call for just one second. We, we kinda got a chance to talk to Eric a little bit about his background, and stuff of just starting to get into the I believe you call them a VP n. Reveal p impeach the MP's. Talk to us a little bit about how winters like the one that we just have a fit. Like play into what, what you guys have to expect over the summer. And when does your fire season, really start Wendy you as Cal fire people recognize, hey, we're, we're not going to be able to take vacation for a while. This is something we'll be popping by this point yet. So the, the, the wintertime, and especially a wet winter like this. The Hoke is inputting to impress her fiery filled elapsed by year. The fire teams get longer starting to really earned going later in the winter. My hope and prediction is with all this, you know, real rain, and especially snowfall, that is going to keep the ground soils, wet logger, which keeps the grass green longer, which slows what starts. So, you know, I would say, like a historic fire season and the getting like fifteen years ago, we wouldn't leave start getting fires beat up here in northern California until, you know, late June release a lie that August is really the kick off things we start getting busy. So my hope is that all this weather kind of reset back to that. We'll definitely in the spring, you go into the fall remains to be seen, because it is California and the graph will dry out and the brush, we'll dry out. You still have love dead timber and old h Laos people's in the in the mountains. So if you get the fires McGrath, but brush, they will transition the timber, so knows what potential for again. Fear all I fire season goes. Drill in terms of what people who live in the state can be doing like on their own to support Cal fire and your guys VP, or VM peas. The peons. You guys know what I'm saying manager full E. Thank you. I got hit in the head a lot. I have acronyms or not my strategy. But what are some things that, that the listeners at home can be doing to kind of support that mission? And also to be prepared in, in terms of proactively protecting their property all the killing. L. And what does that the like you listed, some defensiveness face? So publicly source telling play to ninety and ninety one. He was. The second puts on a landowner include land around there having structures. So it's slow you provided business around the office security, moved operate, a lot of places will
"cal fire" Discussed on The Coastal Athlete Program
"We'll come back to the coastal athlete program. I'm your host Shep. I am joined on today's show by fire captains, Erik Chisholm. Andrew roads of Cal fire. We talked a little bit about some of the proactive measures that Cal fire is currently engaging in to prepare for what's sure to be a wild dry fire season this summer out west. We also talk a little bit about some of the changes that have been happening for the water rescue professionals in the area in terms of new curriculum. That's been introduced as well as new equipment. As is usually the case when it comes to interacting with the guys up in Mando. We had some connective issues in the middle of the conversation. You're going to hear a couple of foghorns, and in between those, we had a little aside, with Eric kind of getting to know him a little bit talking a little bit about his life outside of being a firefighter and then we got right back into it withdrew. This is a really informative episode and one that I would strongly recommend if you live in a rural area in California knowing, how firefighters work and think especially wildland firefighters can be really a big part of you being prepared not scared once the warm season gets here so without further ado. Let's go ahead kick it over to the credits and get on with the show to the coastal athlete program, presented by apex, predator athletic trank today survive tomorrow. Now live from the shores of Monterey Bay. Here's your health. Well, those lastly program. I'm your host chef in studio. I'm joined today by our audio engineer slash producer, ladies and gentlemen, assault. And a swat big nasty mixed Tassie DJ del school became a DJ peanut butter and pickles. Ladies and gentlemen, Danny white name back to the show. Thank you claim to be back. And by the powers of modern technology. We are joined today by arguably the two best looking men in Cal fire to, to well established. Well seasoned, experienced firefighters, which is a really nice way of me saying these guys are full grown adults. They're not they're not young pups in the game. Eric drew welcome back to the well, I guess, through welcome back to the show and Eric do favor help me out. How do I say your last name? Yeah. That's a mouthful. It's Chism like the trail Chisholm. Okay. So Eric Andrew roads. Welcome back to the shelves. Drew we haven't talked. Yeah. Thank you. It's great to have you here before we get to close into droop. Eric, why don't you go ahead? And tell us a little bit about your experience and background. And you're a captain in Cal fire. Correct. Yeah, correct. I've been a captain of the two thousand eight. Started out with a Cal fire in nineteen ninety six now come by accident. Look for something to do in high school like have school sport and did what I was doing. Well explorer with the kind of city fiber of museum, Cami in the. I have much direction of just got a, a slew the thing to do after high school. You know, take some classes and got hired and hear him something like twenty something years later, or do you have a side business that you do or dish being firefighter, because a lot of the Cal fire guys use have that pretty choice schedule. So sometimes guys split split careers. Do you have another gig? Now, but I did not have another gig and I wish her schedule allowed for that kind of kind of freedom lifted on paper. But the reality is that doesn't always work out that way, how cell. So the, the biggest schedule isn't a three twenty four hour shifts and then four off. I would say, though, the vantage or the time you end up working at least four days a week, if not more serious tres talked about knows free forty turned into month at work pretty
"cal fire" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"News ninety six visits museum. Yeah. Right. This is why something they've tried to do this in the United States and the EU now New Zealand's Prime minister, send our Dern says major companies have come together in the spirit of ending. Online hate speech time trees and companies have come to do that Hicken because I saw what happened in Christ Jewish. I am committed to making a difference. And she was joined by the conference by Francis. President ammonia Macron United Arab Emirates says it will retaliate hard over attacks on civilian targets after Yemen drone attacks. Cal fire. Says PGA in deed did start was a should be hold culpable for starting the campfire PT, and he's already facing lawsuits for this fire as well as the deadly fires that we saw in the wine country in twenty seventeen. And this will just add fodder to the the latest round suits and Bloomberg's David Baker. They're saying Cal fire is turned over this this over to the district attorney for a potential criminal charges. Now, this has happened in other counties for possible prosecution, and so far they've declined to do. So but do county they lost eighty five. People. They may decide differently. Yeah. I don't know what evidence they're looking at because we can't see the investigative report itself. Just yet eighty five people lost their North Korea says the suffering its worst drought in nearly four decades resulting in severe food shortages, the chair of the House Judiciary committee Jerrold Nadler says the Trump administration is now officially informed him. It will not provide. Any more information to his committee regarding anything, this is the White House claiming that the that the president is a king Cal fire after finishing its Hughes may forward on place, Mr. Nadler, also said that that as well as him being a king says it's not going to turn over any other information. And he says it's violation of the constitution. And just a quickie presumably tongue-in-cheek democratic presidential candidate Kamla Harris asked about Joe Biden's candidacy, Joe Biden would be a great running mate as vice president. He's proven that. He knows how to do the job. In San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. Bryan, sir will Ed. Thanks very much C. I was thinking about the jets and the jets seemed to be may be making some good moves. And then while the GM gets dumped. So let's bring in Dan, Schwartzman hill.
"cal fire" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Designated by Cal fire is most vulnerable to wildfire threatening more than two hundred communities. Critics say that climate change is increasing wins the drive flames and embers far from forest lands. And they believe funds should be directed toward making homes, more, fire resistant and also expanding defensible space around those homes. Well, yesterday, we told you about an audit that the city of Lincoln was doing that surround the city was overcharging for utility service and violating state law. Well, now the man who called for that audit office's reaction and its findings. Former state Senator Ted Gaines now a member of the board of equal. Nation called for the audit after becoming aware of a pattern of mismanagement in Lincoln city government, many of the things I brought up in my letter to the committee. We're born out, and we're we're actually accurate in a response letter from the city, they agree with all of the recommendations made and say they have started to implement some of the changes already gained says he was hoping to increase transparency when he called for the audit in the first place that's very positive that the city has acknowledged the issues that are in audit. And there are stepping up and addressing those issues. The city will hold two public meetings about the audit next Thursday at ten AM at city hall or at six pm at the Lincoln public library to discuss the city's action plan. John Brennan Z NewsRadio KFB K to Marysville. Teens accused of first degree murder in Idaho await extradition back to that state to face charges. Eighteen year old Dustin farro and a seventeen year old boy are charged in the death of Eighty-seven-year-old Arlene colour in her poked Tele home early this week Attila rounded up by the county sheriff's deputies and all. Hearst Al fire was jailed on one million dollars bail while the other suspects in juvenile hall. The motive for the killing or why the tour in Idaho is not clear. Well, experts say this year's flu season has been relatively mild and aggressive new strain is actually making the rounds though. And those without a flu shot are at risk for some severe symptoms. According to the centers for disease control and prevention flu season may have already Pete. But that doesn't mean it's over. In fact, this doctor with dignity health here in California says that those without a flu shot may need to take time to get one. Remember that it'll take about two weeks before the vaccine actually starts working. Now. She says the wet and cold weather are the right conditions to spread this new aggressive strain in flu season could well extend into made this year. The CDC reports that there have been more than twenty thousand flu related deaths in the United States so far this season at about three hundred thousand flu related hospitalizations. And following up on a story from yesterday. We spoke to an engineer who claimed the newly constructed Maine. Spillway Oroville dam is seeping in several locations while today, the department of water resources a did finally respond to those concerns DWI says that they're confident and how they prepared and reconstructed the main an emergency spillway. Now that engineers Scott k hill was also worried he said about cracks in the gates at the top of the dam DWI statement did not address any cracks. But they did say that some water seepage there is normal when levels get high because the gates are not watertight. They also claim to have no record of K hill actually visiting the damn all right? Let's get a check for traffic troublespot from Dana has a long troublespot coming out of woodland right now all the way downtown is good forty six minutes. Lot of heavy traffic. Southbound I five right now. All right. We've got that. And plus, traffic and weather together a complete report coming up in just about three minutes. But also still to come a diaper tax. How do you feel about paying taxes for diapers here in California? We'll have more on that ahead in the next fifteen minutes on NewsRadio cave bouquet. Mornings. Would it be so tough? If it wasn't for that alarm clock after.
"cal fire" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A report ahead of the Cal fire recommendations that looked at this issue and found that work on preparing homes directly to coexist safely with fire is the most effective step doing retrofits. And so what was disappointing? But unfortunately, not surprising about the Cal fire recommendations is that while they give a little bit of lip service to that idea in terms of actual resources. They're not putting money towards it. They're putting over one hundred million dollars towards these logging projects they're not putting it into the retrofit work that gets more benefit per dollar in terms of keeping home safe. And they're not even doing any sort of assessment to see what would. Have the biggest effect in terms of keeping communities safe? Yeah. You just giving us an outline of of the position that we're going to here in the second part of this hour this morning. I'd like to go back if I made a you on the Scott McLean. I know there are things in the report about retrofitting, but this has been a criticism concern about the well, the wrong focus, and there are some who've even suggested that maybe there's too much emphasis on logging, which may even mean a link to the forest industry on number one. We haven't discussed logging we're talking about thinning. We will be removing some dead and dying trees for sure we're trying to bring our force back to that resiliency work needs to be. But we're looking at the big picture, and we're talking about home harting. I mean, there's items from the state fire Marshall's office that has directions on what needs to be done how to do it etcetera etcetera. So it's up to those local jurisdictions to take that responsibility on for their construction and their development. So yes, definitely home. Hardening is definitely a part of again as I said earlier defense. Space work thinning your fuel. Reductions your fuel breaks or firebreaks. So there's a myriad of different things that are involved we need to focus on the whole big picture. We want to get another. Another caller on hair firefighter. Matt you're on the air. Good morning. Hey, how are you? I've been listening for a while. And I get the. I could go on for a while. But I wanted to narrow down my comment scholar talking a while. And I heard maybe a little bit of criticism about increasing the workforce and bringing in more people on a lot of these different projects and stuff into kind of you know. The increase in the workforce and years ago. We used to be able to fight wildfires for a few months out of the dumber. And then in the winter switched to project start burning pile start these fuel breaks and start that vegetation management, and that was kind of the cycle but past few years since the drought just you know, what they call the new normal. That hasn't been able to happen hasn't been able to occur. We've been fighting fire well into the winter now so that that normal vegetation management hasn't been able to happen anymore. And I think that you know this. Well, we're calling it aggressive action towards vegetation management is is just a natural progression that needs to occur now because we don't have the time, and we don't have the ability to do that in the winter months anymore because because it's normal winter isn't occurring. It seems like it's occurring this winter. But even with the winter, we're having we're still fighting fire well into well into December and spring and summer coming on much earlier. So we're not getting a chance to do the normal fuel projects that were used to being able to do appreciate your calling in snow, and I'm gonna go back to if I made a use, Scott McLean..