Yes, even after the Caldor fire took much of our community, there is a need to consider defensible space. There are over 100 homes still standing in Units 8 and 9. These homes may feel safe, but they are still in danger. It only takes one chimney fire, or one spark from a burn pile to set fire to homes nearby. We don’t want that!
Please take advantage of our Vegetation Management Team. A trained evaluator can come to your home and talk to you about the conditions of your property and give you advice on where to start. We are not an enforcement agency. The county, however, has begun enforcing its rules for defensible space. Everything you do to your property affects your neighbors. It takes a village to make a difference.
For those people living on property that has burned, or newcomers to the area, we are gathering information about landscaping and reforestation. To keep informed, watch for news about events and meetings on these matters.
Ways GFFSC can help you:
Vegetation Management Evaluation
Code Red Sign-up (changing to RAVE …)