First off we'd like you to help spread our mission statement. Word of mouth is an extremely strong tool. Of course there are additional reasons, so please keep reading.
The threat of a fire should be understood far before an actual fire occurs. Through education and best use practices we can all learn about, and implement
what it means to be come a fire wise community.
Cooperating with our local fire district, our firefighters, our neighbors is an effective means to assist in our education and learn what it takes to become fire safe.
Old ways of doing things can still be effective yet new ways and new ideas can lead to a more productive community. Get to know how cooperation can be innovative, and spread the word to your neighbors.
Actions usually do "speak" louder than words. Your actions can make or break an idea. Be constructive for your property and for others. Volunteering helps us all.
We can always use an extra hand or two for one of our events. Check out our calendar and see which one you can help with.
Above photo thanks to US Dep't of Agriculture, US Forest Service.
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 tracking 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.
All forms are directly below
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.
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.
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. An example log is also downloadable below.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: SCPOA's maintenance team needs you to know that they will resume chipping most likely in August. You should still send in the Wood Chip Request form now to secure your request. You will be notified when the program starts again later in the year.
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.