Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to conduct a workshop related to Fire Equity Program and approve related actions. The Fire Innovation, Recruitment & Education (FIRE) Foundry is a new partnership between Marin fire agencies, the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA), Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB), the Marin County Office of Equity, U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, and College of Marin. The FIRE Foundry Program’s objective is to establish an emerging science and technology-savvy, community-oriented wildfire prevention workforce by providing job training and skills development for underserved, underrepresented, and underfunded communities in Marin County. Staff recommends that the Board authorize the Fire Chief to execute an agreement with Conservation Corp North Bay, in an amount not to exceed $2.2 million, to provide a fire crew of 12 recruits and one supervisor for fire fuels reduction work in Marin County, approve a fixed-term Fire Engineer, and approve related budget adjustments.
The Board conducted the workshop and approved the actions.
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