GOOD NEWS: DUE TO COVID-19 CLASS CANCELLATIONS, CAL FIRE WILL ALLOW 2019 FIRELINE SAFETY AWARENESS CARDS TO BE USED IN 2020 FOR AN EXTENSION OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ISSUE FOR SUPPLIERS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATORS.
CAL FIRE has announced that suppliers and/or equipment operators with a 2019 Fireline Safety Awareness Card who are unable to obtain a current 2020 Fireline Safety Awareness Card (main reason: classes are being cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns) WILL BE GIVEN AN EXTENSION FOR ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF ISSUE. 2019 cards must be shown to Hired Equipment Coordinators and/or CAL FIRE personnel upon request.
This is good news, and a reminder that 2020 will have a number of such situations in which extensions, waivers, and exemptions will be granted to LTOs and other forest products workers, during the COVID-19 crisis.
ACL will continue to keep you informed.
A link to the official CALFIRE letter(with other requirements listed) is below: