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Friends of EDC Fire Safe Council

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Like many, EDCFSC is not holding public meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic and gathering protocols.

However, we did want to let you know that our work continues as we meet remotely either as a board or in small dedicated teams to continue our mission of keeping El Dorado County, its communities and its residents safer from catastrophic wildfire.

While understanding Covid-19 is present in everyone’s mind, we also know fire season is coming.

We are writing today to let you know our activities continue and to remind everyone that now is the time to be doing your defensible space, hardening your homes against wildfire embers and working with your neighbors and in your communities to take action to be fire safe. “You don't have to live in a concrete block home with stainless steel doors and a metal deck all the way around it. You just have to remember - it's the little things that count” says Dr. Jack Cohen

  • DEFENSIBLE SPACE

NFPA link:

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Firewise/Fact-sheets/FirewiseFactSheetsImmediateNoncombustibleZone.pdf?utm_source=nwsl&utm_medium=email_medium&utm_campaign=nwsl0005&order_src=c365

Cal Fire link:

http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space
 

  • HARDENING YOUR HOME

Cal Fire link:

https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/get-ready/hardening-your-home/

 

  • EMBERS

 

FEMA / Texas Firewise link:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1519061366309-725c32a4ffea6d6a9c03ebf33735a5d3/BE-EMBER.PDF

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension link:

http://www.californiachaparral.org/images/Ember_Aware.pdf

 

Reminder;

100’ defensible space is both a State law and County Ordinance.

Wildfire is Coming; will you be ready?

We will return to regular monthly meetings when it is safe to do so and will keep you informed of our activities along the way. You can also keep up with us on our website: www.edcfiresafe.org

 

Steve Willis

Lakehills Fire Safe Council

EDC Fire Safe Council

H: 916-933-3238

C: 916-947-3182

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