Let us not forget the significance of November 15, 2008. Eight years ago today the Freeway Complex Fire raced through four counties and burned over 30,000 acres right here where we all live. Ninety-five percent of Chino Hills State Park was burned. Over 300 homes were damaged or destroyed. The fire taught us many lessons, let’s hope these lessons still resonate with elected officials when making policy decisions near our wildlands. Public safety is paramount.