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2014-07-10 23:00:30

Timmons Group was chosen to develop the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Management Activity Project Planning and Event Reporter MAPPER, (CalMAPPER). CalMAPPER is a web-based portal that tracks the agency’s on-the-ground implementations and activities to manage the funds being used. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 After a competitive selection process, Timmons Group was chosen to develop the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL...

2014-07-01 12:24:13

Safe Outdoor Equipment and Vehicle Use Key to Preventing Fires SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and CAL FIRE today announced a partnership to help stop wildfires before they start in California. CAL FIRE's 'One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire' public safety campaign is a multi-agency effort to minimize the frequency, size and cost of wildfires started by human ignition. PG&E is joining the campaign by reminding its 22,000 employees and...

2012-08-18 23:00:41

Acorns to Oaks was established to help Oakland Zoo plant a minimum of 200 trees, 100 of them oak trees, and repair and restore urban parkland, create accessible open space experiences that are viable and safe for urban children, peak student interest, and provide hands-on experiences that will impress on children the importance of their role in caring for the environment. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 Oakland Zoo´s horticulture staff collaborates with 10th and 11th graders at...

2011-11-23 14:00:00

Want a summer job that can turn into a career? FireWhat Inc. provides job descriptions, hiring information for aspiring firefighters Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 Interested in becoming a firefighter? Got what it takes? FireWhat Inc. has the job search tools to start a career. Cal-Fire opened its seasonal positions for the 2012 wildfire season. The job postings will be held open for application until January 31, at which point interviews begin. Cal-Fire employs some 4000...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) announced today that it has donated $500,000 to the State of California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to help support the cost of battling the state's severe wildfires this year. "On behalf of the people of California, I offer Chevron my sincere thanks for its generous donation to support our state's firefighting efforts in the face of one of the most difficult and costly fire seasons in history," Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said....

2008-07-29 21:00:28

A fire charring forest land west of Yosemite National Forest and threatening communities in Mariposa County, Calif., continues to spread fast. The Telegraph fire has scorched 29,600 acres and remains 10 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The fire is burning with "a rapid rate of spread in multiple directions" in steep, rocky terrain that is challenging firefighters, Cal Fire states. Erratic fire behavior also is attributed to...

2008-07-23 18:00:30

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as CAL FIRE, has awarded DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) a $137.7 million contract to help suppress and control wild land fires. DynCorp International is the contract incumbent, and has been helping to fight wildfires in California since 2001. The new contract will continue the program through 2014. DynCorp International flies and maintains Grumman S-2T fire retardant air tankers and OV-10A aircraft, and fully...


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