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Santa Clara County Residents: TAKE ACTION NOW to address our fire protection problem.

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Many communities and unincorporated areas in Santa Clara County rely on a regional fire protection system. The increasing demands placed on the system by growing communities and a massive wildfire problem threatens the stability and efficiency of that fire protection system.

Recent management audits, decades old LAFCO studies, Civil Grand Jury reports, the 2019 Wildfire Risk & Response Report and a number of other studies have been completed over the years. They recommend improvements to the County’s regional fire protection system. 

We don’t have time to wait any longer for politics and bureaucracy to sit on another study or report. PLEASE HELP US TAKE ACTION - Request your Board of Supervisors, those that represent all residents of Santa Clara County, to start addressing this growing problem.

We need leadership now, not another study or report. We ask the Board of Supervisors to take action to ensure:
- Strong governance and leadership to ensure a fire protection system that is
responsive to local residents and uses taxpayer resources efficiently;
-A strong fire protection system that ensures we have adequate local resources to
serve our residents, but is able to provide CAL FIRE with mutual aid during large
wildfires; and,
- Year-round fire protection for residents in all unincorporated areas of Santa Clara
County.

Your firefighters have worked tirelessly to address this problem, fighting historic fires all over California, and over the last several years it has pushed us to the brink. Local 1165 Santa Clara County Firefighters have become a key partner to many of the cities and fire districts in the county, and the State of California. We deliver a tremendous amount of mutual aid, but the foundation of that system is cracking. We need to improve it now.



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