Alpine residents get wildfire tips |

Alpine residents get wildfire tips

by Joyce DeVore

A group of aware volunteer-citizens who serve on the Alpine Fire Safe Council has sent newsletters with tips for living with wildfires, free programs for dumping green waste so people can create defensible space, low-cost reflective address sign information, and various educational projects, including a poster contest at Diamond Valley School.

Working with our Eastern Alpine Volunteer Fire Department, the group has had an impact on our community. Many homes are models for defensible space.

Many more homes are not fire safe. 

As we make a list of spring maintenance and yard-work jobs, we must all consider that we live in a wildfire danger zone.   

On May 19 at 3 pm, the Fire Safe Council invites the community to a forum and informational meeting about making our community fire safe.  It will be held at the Woodfords Fire Station.

You and your family can interact with Emergency Personnel, County Sheriff, Eastern Alpine Fire Chief, US Forest Service, Cal Highway Patrol, Cal Fire and others to assist you in updating our home plan for Evacuation and Disaster Preparedness in our Wild Land Fire Area.

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There will be ample time for question and answer sessions.

A barbeque lunch and hand-outs will be available.

There is an immediate opening for a part-time position as coordinator for the Fire Safe Council.

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