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Update for fire safety concerns -

 

Hi Fellow Mosquito residents! The Mosquito Fire Safe Council has just received notification from our mother organization, the EDCFSC, that the county fire safe council’s chipping program has used up all its funding and is no longer available until such time as they can get more grant money. 


The good news is that the Mosquito Fire Safe Council’s chipping program, sponsored and exclusively funded by Swansboro Country Property Owners Association, is still going strong! An informal running tally shows that around one hundred Mosquito residents have taken advantage of this valuable service and have contributed to the in-kind commitment portion of the TMG-123448 MFSC grant. 


Any resident within the Mosquito Fire Protection District is eligible and can find a chipping request form on the MFSC website: www.mosquitofsc.org .  Thanks again all you who have been “doing your part” in working on your own defensible space, recording your efforts, and sending in your tracking sheets!  If you get a chance, check out the grant funded work being done on Rock Creek Road and now it can also be seen along Mosquito Road. You won’t need someone to show you where, it is clearly evident as you drive through!


Stay safe and healthy!

Respectfully reported,

Jerry Pullin MFSC Grant Coordinator 

Mosquito Fire Safe Council

Grant Update information:

  

Looking for something interesting to do while passing the time? Check out the Mastication work done through the Mosquito Fire Safe Council’s grant. You can take a cruise out Rock Creek Road and beginning just past the Mosquito cutoff on the left you will see a vast difference in wildfire fuel vegetation. 


Next, turn right on Gravel Road and check out both sides of the road. Then double back and continue out Rock Creek Road. You won’t believe how much has already been accomplished and it’s just the beginning! 


If you you would rather, pictures of the work are posted on the MosquitoFSC.org website, further down this page.  While you’re there, on the website, print out the checklist (found at the bottom of this section) on Defensible Space and do your own evaluation and see where you stand! I think most of you will find reinforcement that you are doing a pretty good job! 


Keep up the good work, Mosquito residents, and the volunteers of the MosquitoFSC be will able to accomplish even more for the whole community.


Best regards, Jerry Pullin MFSC Grant Coordinator.


Remember, for accurate information and reports, please visit: www.mosquitofsc.org


Stay safe and healthy!


Defensible Space Evaluation form can be found HERE.

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About Us

The following is a brief report regarding the fire fuels reduction/defensible space grant.

Additional Fire fuels defensible space information

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-

HARDENING YOUR HOME

MAINTAIN DEFENSIBLE SPACE

- 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.

Mosquito Fire Fuels Reduction, Resource Conservation Divide Information. 11-5-2019 (pdf)

Download

Announcement for Oct. 29th parcel owners meeting (pdf)

Download

Mosquito Zoom Project Boundary Map (pdf)

Download

CWPP Grant Q&A (pdf)

Download

El Dorado county ordinance 5101

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.

Burn permit

As of May 1, 2019 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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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.

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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 below.  Additional program information can be found HERE

Mosquito fsc board

Chair

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Karen Pullin

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Connell Persico

Secretary

Vice Chair

Secretary

Elsa Butler

Director

Records Management

Secretary

Heather Bolen

Director

Records Management

Records Management

Mary Joseph

Records Management

Records Management

Records Management

Paul Beacham

Director

Grant Coordinator

Grant Coordinator

Ken Joseph

Grant Coordinator

Grant Coordinator

Grant Coordinator

Jerry Pullin

Contact Us

General Inquiries

MOSQUITO FIRE SAGE 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.