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In a historic move spurred by the state's potentially disastrous drought conditions, this year CalFire has hired seasonal inspectors to check for defensible space in high-fire hazard areas. "We are very concerned...That's why we are conducting these
Another sign comes from Cal Fire and the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council: Both groups are calling on Los Gatos and Saratoga residents who live in the hills and mountains to prepare now for wildfire season. "We are experiencing conditions right
It's the community that pays, according to research by Anna Minton and Jody Aked November 2013 All our public buildings, including schools, hospitals and housing, come with high levels of security that are transforming the nature of the environment
Thanks to the recent drop in temperatures, Cal Fire's Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit made the move to fall staffing levels this week. According to Nancy Koeperich, unit chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the move, made
This outreach effort is being implemented as a result of Assembly Bill X1 29, which was signed into law July 7, 2011 establishing a fee for fire prevention services in the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area ( SRA ). The revenue generated
September is a good time to ensure that your landscape is still fire safe. September is a good time to ensure that your landscape is still fire safe. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department recommends clearing your roof of fallen debris to prevent
Since then, the Front Range has seen at least four fires that were several times as destructive as Missionary Ridge. In the rubble, there are lessons to learn about how to make Firewise more effective. Green grass in Black Forest The smell of wet
Several members of Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration are pushing for a statewide code to require homeowners in wildfire-prone areas to create defensible space around their houses. But local governments and homebuilders are fighting the effort.
Defensible space means I need to clear all vegetation within 100 feet of my home: A...Flammable materials like propane tanks, large shrubs (especially junipers) and firewood should be located at least how far from a home, according to Firewise
Forest Service began thinning operations on Friday to reduce wildfire risks at Fallen Leaf Lake. The operations take place south of the dam and will move closer to the dam in a few weeks, according to a Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit news release.