Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Atlas Fire and Tubbs Fire in Napa County

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured two Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Atlas Fire and Tubbs Fire burning in Napa County. The FMAGs also enable local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.

The Atlas Fire has already burned more than 8,000 acres, threatening lives and property near the area south of Lake Berryessa. The Tubbs Fire has already burned more than 10,000 acres, threatening lives and property near the area of Calistoga. Cal OES is working with multiple response agencies to mobilize mutual aid strike teams and firefighters as well as fire engines, dozers, water tenders and aircraft.

Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement and Coastal Region personnel are currently working with other response agencies to address all emergency management, law enforcement, evacuation and mutual aid needs for the incident.

The federal grant, which is provided through the President’s Disaster Relief Fund on cost-share basis, will assist local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire to apply for 75-percent reimbursement of their eligible fire suppression costs.

 

Additional information is available at:

Fire Management Assistance Grants – http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/public-assistance/fire-management-assistance-grant

For the latest incident information visit CAL FIRE incident page http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

Cal OES Twitter – @Cal_OES

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – http://www.caloes.ca.gov/

 

Photo: County of Napa Twitter 

Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

5 thoughts on “Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Atlas Fire and Tubbs Fire in Napa County

  • October 12, 2017 at 11:05 am
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    Why is fema only covering Napa county and not Sonoma County individuals ? This makes no sense.

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  • October 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm
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    Why is FEMA only covering Napa county and not Sonoma County for the TUBBS fire? When I logged on to fill out a FEMA application they said my area – Mark West was not part of the declaration of emergencies services

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    • October 16, 2017 at 9:35 pm
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      That’s not good! Every area burned needs help and support! As a matter of fact I’m waiting to see if other states are going to volunteer and or make donations to help the victims in those areas. I want to help!

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  • October 16, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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    FEMA needs to provide funding for every area burned in northern California!

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  • October 20, 2017 at 11:06 am
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    Solano county Green Valley Eastridge residents had to pack and evacuate too. Still havent moved back.

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