Fuels reduction activities are a key tool for fire fighters, land managers, and property owners. These activities include the removal or reduction of overgrown vegetation through the use of prescribed fire, tree thinning, pruning, chipping, and roadway clearance. Learn more about our ongoing Fuel Reduction Projects.
Repurposing excess woody material can provide revenue to landowners and decrease fire risk. And, it is a carbon-neutral fuel source that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil. We are facilitating conversations to bring biomass energy from research stages to larger-scale utilization.
CAL FIRE operates a fleet of more than 3,000 mobile equipment vehicles, which includes: Fire engines, bulldozers, crew carrying vehicles, administrative vehicles, mobile kitchen units, mobile communications units, trailers, forklifts, construction equipment, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and even insect control vehicles.