TOMORROW: In Fresno County, Governor Newsom to Highlight State’s Wildfire Preparedness and Response Efforts

FRESNO COUNTY – As California prepares for another challenging wildfire year, Governor Gavin Newsom will tour wildfire preparedness work under way in Fresno County tomorrow and hold a media availability highlighting the state’s emergency early action to boost firefighting support.

The Governor last month announced $80.74 million in emergency funds for 1,399 additional firefighters with CAL FIRE to bolster fuels management and wildfire response efforts. The Governor’s January 2021 budget proposes $1 billion to support wildfire and forest management.

Fresno County Site Visit

WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at approx. 12:45 p.m. PST.

LIVESTREAM: California Governor Facebook page and California Governor YouTube page.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must email govpressoffice@gov.ca.gov for more information on RSVP’ing and public health and physical distancing requirements for covering the event.

On-site protocols include a mandatory temperature check, mask wearing at all times and floor markings to ensure six feet of physical distancing.