Senator McGuire to host Telephone Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness

Community meeting will be held this Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30pm

Friday, July 3, 2020

Sacramento, CA – As summer heats up and July 4th weekend is here, our communities are reminded that wildfire season is upon us. Next week, Senator Mike McGuire will hold a Telephone Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness for Mendocino and Lake counties.

We’ll provide the very latest from local CalFire Chiefs about efforts we can all take to harden our homes and better prepare our communities against the threat of wildfires. Mendocino County Sheriff Matt Kendall and Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin will focus on how law enforcement is gearing up for the fire season given the concerns with the coronavirus and PG&E officials will cover efforts the utility is making to harden its electrical grid and reduce the frequency and duration of power shutoffs.

“Fire season is here and even with the coronavirus, the state is moving full steam ahead with the hiring of hundreds of new firefighters, expanding the number of fire engines on the road and advancing vegetation management projects to reduce fire load,” Senator Mike McGuire said. “We hope folks can join us this Tuesday for an important conversation with Sheriff Martin, Sheriff Kendall, local CalFire Chiefs and representatives from PG&E about preparing for wildfire season.”

Here are the Telephone Town Hall details:

Who: Senator Mike McGuire; CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Chief George Gonzalez; Mendocino County Sheriff Matthew Kendall; CAL FIRE Sonoma/Lake/Napa Unit Chief Shana Jones; Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin; and a representative from PG&E.

What: Telephone Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness 

When: This Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m.

How to attend: Dial 844-721-7241, enter code 6666128 and follow the prompts. You will be connected to the live town hall via telephone and you will be able to listen to the speakers providing critical updates. The Town Hall will be limited to the first 1,000 participants.

How to join the conversation and get involved with the Town Hall: Email your questions and comments in advance and in real time during the telephone town hall to: Senator.McGuire@senate.ca.gov

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