Equity for Tribal firefighters

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Tribal fire departments are an integral part of California’s wildfire defense. The growing cooperation between Cal Fire, and local and tribal fire departments throughout California is testimony to the dedication of our first responders who safeguard our lives and our homes every day.San Diego County has 18 Indian reservations, more than any other county in the nation. Six of those lie within the current boundaries of the 75th Assembly District, which I represent in Sacramento. Due to redistricting, the boundaries of the 75th District are expanding to include most of East San Diego County, including all the Indian reservations within the county’s borders. Many of these tribal governments have established fire departments dedicated to serving not only their home jurisdictions, but su
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