SAN FRANCISCO – Governor Gavin Newsom will tour and hold a media availability at the 9-1-1 call center at the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management to highlight the new funding included in the 2019-2020 state budget to modernize 9-1-1 systems across the state and be better prepared to assist those in need during emergencies and natural disasters.
The 2019-2020 state budget invests nearly $1 billion in funding for emergency preparedness and response – which included a new, permanent funding source to transform the state’s 9-1-1 system to better interface with digital information systems and cell phones. This is the third in a series of events this week to highlight the Governor’s investments in emergency prevention, preparedness and response ahead of wildfire season. On Wednesday, the Governor visited Colfax to view work being done for fuel management and announce the addition of almost 400 seasonal firefighters to the ranks of CAL FIRE. Earlier today, Governor Newsom toured McClellan Air Force Base with former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to view some of the cutting-edge technology that will be used to respond to fires and emergencies.
When: Friday, August 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Media availability to begin at approx. 10:15 a.m.
Where: 1011 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
**NOTE: The media availability is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov. Pool footage and photos of the Governor touring the project will be made available to press.