This Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, the United States is honoring the brave firefighters and first responders who risk their lives to protect Americans in Fire Prevention Week.
During this week of awareness, it's important for Americans to learn fire prevention and safety and commit to taking the necessary steps to prevent fires. This year, more than 44,000 wildfires have burned nearly 5.3 million acres of land, the White House Administration said. President Joe Biden says climate change is a driving factor for the fires across the west coast. To fight back, the Biden Administration is proposing to invest billions of dollars to strengthen the nation's preparedness, resilience and response to wildfires, to not just save lives, but to save industries and create new jobs.