Fire crews fighting the nearly 86,000-acre wildfire burning at the border of Oregon and California reported vehicle malfunctions Friday following a fuel-mix up, officials said.
Ready for Anything: Cal OES Utilizes Fleet of More than 270 Fire Engines to Respond to All-Hazards Events
As California experiences more severe and complex disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) works with local government fire departments in times of need.
As a string of last-minute deals surfaced this week before tonight’s end of the legislative session, one highly anticipated proposal was not among them—a plan to keep insurance companies in California even as the financial risk from wildfires grows.
The New York City Fire Department has added 43 new names to its memorial wall, bringing to 341 the number of FDNY veterans who died from Ground Zero-related ailments. On Sept. 11, 2001, 343 FDNY members were killed. In related news, two more victims of the terrorist attacks have been identified, the first since 2021.
Boston firefighter Daniel Ranahan had heard about colleagues getting cancer but he was stunned when doctors discovered a tumor in his chest.
Alast-minute push for a legislative deal to make it easier for more California homeowners to get insured is on the brink of collapse in the final days of the state’s lawmaking session.
State Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, who sits on the Senate Insurance Committee and whose district has been hit hard by recent wildfires, said Thursday afternoon that negotiations to address the state’s insurance crisis had “broken down.” He said closed-door talks were led by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and legislative staff.