TODAY: Governor Newsom to Meet with First Responders and Volunteers at Santa Rosa Evacuation Center


SANTA ROSA – Governor Gavin Newsom will visit the CAL FIRE Base Camp at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds today to meet with firefighters returning from the Kincade Fire line, and the team of World Central Kitchen volunteers that has been serving meals to evacuees and first responders.

Earlier today, Governor Newsom joined the state’s top fire and emergency management officials to provide an update on statewide fire and wind conditions, after announcing that California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Getty Fire. The Governor yesterday declared a statewide emergency due to the dangerous weather conditions, and has also secured Fire Management Assistance Grants to bolster the response to the Kincade and Tick fires, for which he previously declared a state of emergency in Sonoma and Los Angeles counties.

Over the course of the past week, the Governor has met with emergency responders, health officials, residents and local leaders in PetalumaNapaGeyserville and Los Angeles, and held public briefings regarding the ongoing fire threats and the need to hold utilities accountable for the consequences of their power shutoff decisions.

The Governor has also announced a $75 Million Program to help state and local governments mitigate the impacts of power shutoffs, and unveiled a series of new partnerships and new tools to help secure medically-vulnerable populations during these events.​

WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2019. The Governor will arrive at 3:45 p.m., media availability to be held at approx. 5:00 p.m. at Garrett Hall.

WHERE: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

STREAM: The media availability will be streamed live here.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to govpressoffice@gov.ca.gov.

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