What does it mean when CDF “declares” fire season closed?
Fire Season is declared closed on an area-by-area basis when cool weather and precipitation reduce the threat of wildfire. This usually starts to occur towards the end of October, but can be well into January in Southern California units. Staffing levels may be lowered while some remote fire stations close for the winter. Even when fire season is declared closed, CDF remains a year-round, full service emergency response department responding to such incidents as structure fires, medical aids, search and rescue operations, and hazardous material spills. Back to Top Where can I get information about becoming a Seasonal Firefighter with CDF? Contact the CDF unit you are interested in applying with. Back to Top Can I get hiking, camping, hunting maps from CDF? CDF does not carry these types of maps. Contact the appropriate agency California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Parks and Recreation, US Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or you