Reading the article, students will observe how regulations are made and what people and organizations are involved in creating fire prevention and fire protection. Just as a note Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblyman Jim Wood served on the City of Healdsburg City Council. They were always supportive of the Fire Department and our fire prevention efforts.
“How California lawmakers are preparing for more natural disasters” (Links to an external site.) by Liam Dillon, LA Times Jan. 23, 2018
by Katy Murphy, Mercury News September 1, 2018
Discuss the following questions or create your own discussion from your observations.
- What problem do you see for the fire departments when property taxes are reduced? How do you think it impacts fire departments where they have lost 1/3 of their tax base?
- With the large law suits against PG&E do you think its right that they pass the cost to the customer?
- Do you think the billions of dollars budgeted to go to CalFire will be for prevention or suppression of fires? How do you think the money should be spent?