In response to the devastating wildfires in Southern California and San Diego County, our community has come together as never before to help one another. My deepest gratitude goes out to the firefighters, emergency responders, military personnel, and volunteers who worked diligently to protect the lives and property of friends and neighbors. Now, it is my job to ensure that the community has every resource available to continue to do their jobs and to improve fire preparedness and evasion. I have been pleased with the rapid response and willingness to work together of all levels of government, and I know that Senator Feinstein’s Hearing on the wildfires will be an extension of that effort and will help improve our ability to respond in the future.