I have a question? What do we do with the local fire districts? I believe that the mission of Cal Fire and the local fire districts is quite different. While we both work toward the same goal, our responsibilities differ. I suggest that the level of training for a seasonal Cal Fire firefighter be compared to that of any permanent fire employee. You would be surprised. I spent most of my adult life in the fire service. I have worked for both CDF and a local fire district. Where does the money come from to upgrade Cal Fire? Everyone is experiencing financial problems.