and is on the second page of the website. We would like to say thank you for the second video to Wildland Rx which has made that video available to Mosquito FSC.
MOSQUITO FIRE SAFE COUNCIL - GRANT UPDATE
I would like to begin this Mosquito Fire Safe Council Grant Update by first acknowledging all our neighbors for the amazing job everyone has done with their defensible space projects at their homes! The incredible work that everyone has accomplished along with your diligence in recording and turning in your defensible space tracking sheets has far surpassed anything we could have hoped for or imagined! This grant is most definitely a cooperative project between Mosquito FSC, SCPOA and the residents of Mosquito/Swansboro. Our appreciation for the success of this grant goes out to all.
The Mosquito FSC Grant money, $542,000.00 was successfully used to treat 225 acres primarily with mastication, ladder fuels mitigation, and limbing along Rock Creek Road, the north side of Swansboro Rd, Claim St. and along One Eye Creek. The creation of fire and shaded fuel breaks are astonishing. The results are undeniably plain to see and speak volumes to the benefits we, as a community receive with this additional fire and fuel reduction. Thank you to all our neighbors who participated.
Mosquito FSC at the same time is working with El Dorado County Fire Safe Council which has hired a professional to update and rework the 2016-17 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). It is truly inspiring to see the fire simulation video that is a part of the new CWPP. In particular, the two high-risk areas that were treated through our grant are shown in before and after simulations depicting our increased chances of preventing/stopping wildfire there! The CWPP will be complete and ready for us to share with the community in 2021. This work and a community risk assessment are the last things to be done to fulfill our commitment to the grant.
Mosquito FSC has additional projects that we are committed to accomplishing in the very near future. Our current major project is to obtain the coveted “Firewise Designation” recognition for our community. Receiving this recognition would entitle our community not only the ability to apply for more grants, but will give us a bit of a leg-up in possibly being awarded more grants. Additionally more insurance companies are adding discounts if your community is recognized as “Firewise”. One major component to this project is to complete a “Community Risk Assessment”. This involves Mosquito FSC and community volunteers driving the roads of Mosquito Fire Protection District to put together a representative sample of the risk assessment of the district. This assessment is used to show what has been accomplished in our community towards wildfire fuel mitigation and the proactive involvement of the community to aid in wildfire safety. Please note, NO HOME ADDRESSES ARE LISTED OR REPORTED ANYWHERE OR TO ANYONE. This is only to get an honest representation of roofing, home siding materials used, decking materials used, defensible space clearing, absentee owner lots, etc. Though we may ask some homeowners if we can use their place as an example of a Firewise/Safe home and property.
Finally I would like the community to know that Mosquito FSC has submitted three additional grant applications and are looking forward to and hoping for positive notifications in the coming weeks.
Due to covid-19 we have not been able to host our annual Fire Preparedness Day Community Picnic or have open board meetings. We are still here and working hard with future events waiting to happen. We look forward to our continued cooperation with EL Dorado County FSC, SCPOA, MFPD Chief Jack Rosevear.
Feel free to call with any questions and remember, the best place to get accurate and up-to-date information is from our webpage: www.mosquitofsc.org
members, who are also associates with the Mosquito FSC. Connell Persico and Karen Pullin. Connell has been named as the El Dorado County FSC vice-president. Karen Pullin is now serving as the Secretary of the El Dorado County FSC. Connell and Karen shall keep the county's fire safe council, and the Mosquito FSC, in tandem to ensure a fire safe community.
Farmers Markets are here to help out those that need assistance for getting you food. Please see the attached list for areas from Pollock Pines, Placerville, and Cameron Park.
The mission of the Mosquito Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of the Mosquito Fire Protection District and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation and action.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
The information below has been added at the request of El Dorado County Fire Safe Council. Information provided will help make your home more defensible and help create a Fire Safe community. If we attain the status of a Fire Safe community we may be able to not only protect our homes but also obtain reductions in property insurance for fire coverage. We must all participate in these endeavors.
The following are two CalFire links-
- and additional resources are below.
The information below was presented at the November 5th meeting regarding the CWPP grant. The link below is of a short audio only presentation for a snippet of the information from the November 5th meeting. Click HERE for that audio.
The county vegetation management ordinance, 5101, is effective May 30, 2019. A copy of the ordinance can be found below. However, the county has created an informative set of webpages with a FAQ section as well. To view those webpages click HERE.
obtain a burn permit. Good news is that you can save time and do it all online. Complete their application, submit, and then print out your burn permit all within minutes.
Click HERE to get yours.
They do require you view a short (3 minute) video before you can beginning filling out their online form.
Need assistance with creating a defensible space at your primary residence in El Dorado County's west slope area? This service is only available to veterans (including surviving spouses) regardless of age and/or seniors age 60 or older, who are financially unable to afford vegetation removal on your property and physically unable to do the work.
Find out more about this free service by clicking HERE.
As a Swansboro resident SCPOA and the Mosquito Fire Safe Council are offering you a 'no cost to you' chipping program. The request form can be downloaded by clicking the file link below. Please read the entire form, which can be filled out online, and submit it to the email address located at the bottom of the form. Important note: Chipping will be done by SCPOA's maintenance workers. They will have final determination as to what they will or will not chip. They will also chip back onto your property so ensure a clear area is available. As a reminder your time spent to prepare a defensible space, as well as the SCPOA maintenance team's time, is an 'in kind' participation and counts towards the grant received from the US Forest Service. Please download your tracking sheet by clicking below. Additional program information can be found HERE.
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (Inciweb)
US Forest Service (Eldorado Nat'l Forest)
MOSQUITO FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
6369 LOG CABIN LANE
PLACERVILLE, CA 95667
Note: meetings are held on an as needed basis. Meetings are also held monthly in conjunction with the EDC Fire Safe Council. Refer to their website for day and time.