"For the last few years, California has seen almost no relief in wildfire intensity and destruction," Rick Martinez, executive director of the California Fire Foundation, says.
"These precious grant dollars can make the difference for fire departments and local organizations in protecting Californians."
That's why the foundation is awarding $730,000 in grants to 66 fire departments, fire agencies, and community groups in the state, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The money will be used to buy personal protective equipment for firefighters, complete defensible space and vegetation management work, fuels and hazards reduction, and conduct fire safety public education and outreach.
The grants are part of $1.4 million in charitable funding from the foundation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, per the Chronicle.
"PG&E is using all of the tools at our disposal to prevent wildfires, and we encourage our customers and our hometowns to be prepared as well," says PG&E Executive Vice President, Chief Risk and Interim Chief Safety Officer Sumeet Singh. Read the Entire Article
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