Quality Insurance Isn’t Cheap: Challenges with the California FAIR Plan

Quality Insurance Isn’t Cheap: Challenges with the California FAIR Plan

In a competitive market, pricing can often feel like the only battleground. But the latest troubles with the California FAIR Plan are a stark reminder that in the world of insurance, expensive isn’t synonymous with quality. Here’s what’s happening and why it matters. Growing Pains of the FAIR Plan Association The FAIR Plan, meant to…

Introducing the New Website of Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center: Enhanced Incident Review Database and More

Introducing the New Website of Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center: Enhanced Incident Review Database and More

The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (LLC) has recently launched its new website (lessons.wildfire.gov), bringing valuable improvements to the wildland fire community. Established in 2002 as a federally funded organization with interagency staffing, the LLC serves as a knowledge resource center for firefighters facing the complexities and risks of the wildland fire environment. Over the…

Introducing “Hotshot” – A Riveting Journey into the Heroic World of Wildfire Fighters

Introducing “Hotshot” – A Riveting Journey into the Heroic World of Wildfire Fighters

Experience an extraordinary cinematic masterpiece that delves deep into the heart-pounding reality faced by California’s unsung heroes. After six years of relentless dedication, acclaimed filmmaker Gabriel Mann brings you “Hotshot,” a captivating film that unravels the gripping stories of the brave firefighters battling the raging infernos that threaten lives, homes, and the very fabric of…

DHS announces final allocation of $605 million in FY2023 competitive preparedness grants

DHS announces final allocation of $605 million in FY2023 competitive preparedness grants

On July 21, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced final allocations of $605 million in six Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 competitive preparedness grant programs which help prepare the nation against threats and natural disasters. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector to build and sustain capabilities…