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MFSC Community Picnic - June 1st, 4PM @ Dyer Lake

Welcome to the Mosquito Fire Safe Council

Information regarding the Community Wildfire Protection Plan has been added.  Updates will be added as they are received.

MFSC Community Picnic - June 1st, 4PM @ Dyer Lake

Welcome to the Mosquito Fire Safe Council

Information regarding the Community Wildfire Protection Plan has been added.  Updates will be added as they are received.

About Us

Mission Statement

  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.

Get Involved

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!

Thank You

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 mosquito fire protection district

has requested we post the information below as it will effect us in the near future.  It has to do with the county's new vegetation ordinance.  The county Board of Supervisors met on April 9th and 23rd to discuss this ordinance.  As of April 30th the county BOS has approved the ordinance.  The final version is below.

Burn permit

As of May 1st CalFire is requiring that you

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.  



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Community Wildfire Protection Plan (herein named CWPP)

The fire safety grant, or CWPP,  is wonderful opportunity for all residents within the Mosquito Fire Protection District.  All residents, all associations, all groups should take this to heart and work together to ensure a viable safety area in which we all live.   The CWPP is still in its 'infancy' as this is written and much more information will be forthcoming and passed on to you.  Please consider using this website, as well as the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council's (EDCFSC) site to obtain as much information as possible.  Please bookmark this page and this one EDCFSC.  Additional information regarding the CWPP can be obtained by clicking HERE. A complete PDF copy (307 pages) of the CWPP is also available by clicking the button below.

PDF Version of CWPP

Cal Fire Apps and more

Click the photo for the Android App.

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This app can provide alerts, current fire information plus more. Thousands of wildfires strike California each year. Prepare your family, home and property in advance of a fire with CAL FIRE's Ready, Set, Go! guide.

or click below for the iOS version

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This includes easy-to-follow checklists for maintaining Defensible Space, hardening your home, creating a wildfire action plan, assembling an emergency supply kit, and evacuation information. 

Wildfire is coming - are you ready?

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Are you ready for wildfire?  Click the photo above for CalFire information and tips.

Prevent Wildfires!

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Learn how to prevent wildfires while using outdoor equipment, camping, and more, click the photo.

DEFENSIBLE SPACE CHECKLIST

Click the 'Find Out More' button.   Graphics, links, and information above thanks to CalFire and the California Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (CWGG)

Assistance for Seniors and vets

Seniors and Veterans Defensible Space Assistance Program

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.


IMPORTANT NOTE: AS OF MAY 19, 2019 THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO LIMITED FUNDING AND NO NEW APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.  USE THE ABOVE LINK TO KEEP INFORMED.

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VGOLUNTEER - Help make our area fire safe!

Any good plan of action needs support from the community -

Directly below are three downloadable forms.  Each form has been set up for a particular purpose.  Please ensure you provide your name, address, phone number, and email address when using the form(s).  Forms can be downloaded and filled out using any compatible PDF program.  They may also be downloaded, printed, the filled out by hand but then they have to be scanned back to your computer to be able to email.  Adobe Reader is a free PDF program.  It can be downloaded for free by clicking HERE.  


The first form is for those that can volunteer their time, and if possible any equipment or tools, to help prepare properties for fire safety.  Can you operate a chain saw, feed a chipper, remove or cut back a branch, trim a shrub, weed whack, mow?.  Whatever you are good at will be a huge assistance to make the fire safety plan come together.  Help others and others will help you. 


The second form is for those that wish to participate but aren't 100% sure as to the who, what, when, and where that may be expected.  If you are interested in creating a defensible space and improving your household please use that contact box to begin your process of getting involved.  As more folks begin to sign up more information will be provided to you.


The third form is to keep track of your time and materials.  This form should be used by everyone, whether you are volunteering to help others, or can only work on your own property.  Things such as your time, materials expense,  hiring others, renting equipment and the like can all be applied to the 'in-kind' portion of the grant.


More information will become available as this program is just beginning.  Evaluations will only begin after the State mandated training which will be in late March.  However - don't wait to download and complete forms.  Also - if you do work on your property please begin using the 'Tracking Log' form immediately.

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volunteer to help on a work team

The file below is a fillable PDF form you can download and fill and then email.  Use this form if you wish to help on a team.  Maybe you can help weed whack, or trim shrubs or trees.  Possibly split wood, or use your chainsaw to help remove a tree.  Whatever you can help with on a team of workers is needed and greatly appreciated.  Your volunteering of your time and use of equipment all helps fulfill the 'in-kind' portion of the CWPP grant.  Help folks on their property and folks will help you on yours.

Request an evaluation of your property

Use this file to request an evaluation of your property to see if improvements are needed to make it more fire safe.  You can download the file and fill it out using a PDF compatible program, or download it, print it out and fill in by hand.  Then email it to the address at the bottom of the form.

Tracking Log, You'll need this one

Whether you join a work team to help others, or if you only have time for your own property you need this form.  The purpose of this form is to keep track of your time, equipment used, fuel expenditures, and to briefly describe the work done.  For example:  Weed whacked 1/4 acre at 6770 Sluice St,  2hours.  Used 1/2 gallon of fuel mix costing $1.75.  The time reported, and the fuel cost in this example are then computed to submitted to the grantor as an 'in-kind' expenditure.  The top section lists the type of work, location, time spent; the lower section is for listing equipment, fuel, any associated costs.  The form can be used for multiple locations if needed.  An email address is located at the bottom of the form.  As with the other forms this one is also fillable in any compatible PDF program, or can be filled out by hand.

Mosquito FSC and SCPOA Chipper program.

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 HERE.  Additional program information can be found HERE

Mosquito fsc board

Chair (interim)

Paul Beacham 

Vice Chair

Connell Persico

Secretary

Patricia Caramagno

Treasurer

Elsa Butler

Director / Event Coordinator

Karen Pullin

Director / Records Management

Clay Heironimus

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Burn permits

are now required per CalFire -

Better yet you can now save time by not having to drive to any fire agency to obtain one.  Go online and apply, receive, and print out yo

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