Blue Ribbon Report

In October of 2003, Southern California experienced the most devastating wild land/urban interface fire disaster in its history. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, a total of 739,597 acres were burned, 3,631 homes were destroyed and 24 lives were lost, including one firefighter. The aftermath saw even greater loss of life wherein 16 people perished in a flash flood/mudslide in an area of San Bernardino County due to the loss of vegetation impacted by the fire.
The Governor's Blue Ribbon Fire Commission was established to conduct a review of the efforts to fight the October 2003 wildfires and present recommendations to make California less vulnerable to disasters of such enormity in the future.
You can download and or view the Governor's Blue Ribbon Fire Commission report by clicking on the icon below. WARNING this is a Very Large .pdf file (aproximately 20 megs in size)

For smoothest possible operations, you will need to have at least version 6.0 of the Adobe Acrobat Reader application, if you do not have the application, you can get it Free of charge by clicking on the Acrobat Reader graphic above.
Saving Documents to your Computer: Either right click (control click on a Mac) on the above Blue Ribbon Report icon , then select "Save Target As.." or left click on the icon which will then start your Adobe Acrobat application, you can then click on the floppy diskette icon (towards upper left hand portion of your computer screen) in order to save the document.

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