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 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.