Colfax Stars in Governor’s Focus on Forest Fires
Executive orders aim to find wildfire solutions

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January 25, 2019: On Governor Gavin Newsom’s first full day as Governor, he visited Colfax to announce his commitment to emergency preparedness and response and new state efforts to increase protections against wildfires and other natural disasters. The Governor also signed two related executive orders. The first executive order directs CAL FIRE to provide “recommendations of the most impactful administrative, regulatory, and policy changes…necessary to prevent and mitigate wildfires to the greatest extent possible, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and protection of public health.” The second executive order creates a new state procurement process for technology systems to encourage innovation, with the fire technology procurement being the first application.