Firefighting in the 50 states is a problem

Firefighting in the 50 states is a problem

California to require insurance discounts for property owners who reduce wildfire risk, create public safety funds, and create incentives for homeowners to improve their properties, among other ideas.

And it’s not just a California solution.

The National Association of State Fire Marshals told FEMA in a letter Tuesday that, through the first three weeks of the 2018 fire season, the nation’s 50 states had spent more than $1 billion on fire-fighting resources – including $963 million for fire-fighters and $1.3 billion for training.

“California is leading the nation in the number of residents participating in volunteer firefighting, and California’s firefighters are the first in the country to receive specialized training in advanced-firefighting technologies,” said NAFM President Ken Pyle.

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