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FORESTVILLE RESIDENTS! Scam Alert!

posted Aug 15, 2018, 10:53 AM by Text Account

FORESTVILLE RESIDENTS! Scam Alert! Please be advised that members of our community have received these requests for donations. These are not from the Forestville Fire Protection District! We do not receive any donations made to the Volunteer Firefighter Alliance.

The Forestville Firefighters Association did just send out a mailer for our annual raffle and those donations do go to our organization. Please be aware of this scam!




CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits

posted Jun 25, 2018, 11:08 AM by Michael Franceschi

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits 

St. Helena– After another wet winter, warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE and Marin County Fire Department to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo, Colusa, and Marin Counties. This suspension takes effect June 18th, 2018 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. 

“This year is turning out to be just as volatile as last year. The public cannot let their guard down and must continue to be involved in preparation efforts for the upcoming wildfires,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director. “Again, this year the abundant dead grass will only serve as a fuse to the heavier vegetation still suffering the lasting effects of over five years of drought.” 

CAL FIRE Sonoma Lake Napa Unit Chief Shana Jones would like to remind residents “to avoid mowing on hot and dry days”. Mow early in the morning when the humidity is higher and the temperatures are cooler. 

 “FIRE DEFENSE IS SELF DEFENSE, GET READY, WE ARE” 

Since January 1, 2018 CAL FIRE and firefighters across the state have already responded to over 1,860 wildfires. While outdoor burning of landscape debris by homeowners is no longer allowed, CAL FIRE is asking residents to take that extra time to ensure that they are prepared for wildfires by maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of Defensible Space around every home and building on their property and being prepared to evacuate if the time comes. 

Here are some tips to help prepare homes and property: 

•Clear all dead and or dying vegetation 100 feet from around all structures.
•Landscape with fire resistant plants and non-flammable ground cover. 
•Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy or green waste facility 

The department may issue restricted temporary burning permits if there is an essential reason due to public health and safety. Agriculture, land management, fire training, and other industrial-type burning may proceed if a CAL FIRE official inspects the burn site and issues a special permit. 
The suspension of burn permits for residential landscape debris does not apply to campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property. Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. A campfire permit can be obtained at local fire stations or online at www.PreventWildfireCA.org. 

 For additional information on how to create Defensible Space, on how to be prepared for wildfires, as well as tips to prevent wildfires, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org. 

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67th Annual Fundraiser September 4th, 2017

posted Jun 5, 2017, 3:49 PM by Michael Franceschi   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 2:40 PM by Dave Franceschi ]

It's not too late to get your 67th Annual Fundraiser tickets. If those tickets and information didn't reach you by mail, don't fret, you are welcome to stop by the fire station to get them. The tickets are $5 each or 6 tickets for $25. You need not be present to win, the proceeds enable the Firefighter's Association to purchase additional fire equipment throughout the year. We appreciate and thank you for your support.

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