Los Angeles, CA, March 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Amid California's driest year on record, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in the state as of January 2014.
California is bracing for what officials fear could be an unprecedented winter/spring fire season fueled by record dry conditions that have gripped the state.
Typically this time of year is when forest fire camps and air bases are closed with seasonal firefighters being inactive. This year is not the case. So far the California Department of Forestry have responded to at least 150 wildland fires compared to last year at this time which was zero and historically the average is about 25.
As evidenced by the recent Colby fire, Golden State FIRE EMS (www.goldenstatefireems.com) is preparing for an incredibly active year by aggressively recruiting wildland firefighters to assist with suppression and prevention activities where needed.
The company has also begun to offer homeowners and businesses nestled in the southern California foothills and mountains brush clearance/abatement services under the direction of Captain Terry Bowen who serves as operations manager. The goal is to educate the community on the importance of maintaining defensible space around their homes or businesses thereby reducing losses in the event of a wildfire incident. All services will be performed by trained wildland firefighters who understand California codes and regulations pertaining to brush clearance.
Golden State FIRE EMS is a California provider of fire, medical and safety services located in the Los Angeles region.
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