Message from your Safety Committee;
"Before you Spring into action, remember safety first"
This is the time to get our fuel reduction done!
It takes a Community to be safe!
We are also transitioning into warmer weather, people will be moving outside to prune trees and plant for Spring. Stop by Headquarters for a very good reference on Fire Resistant plants.
This is also a good time to check the fire safety of your structures.
Have you had your Chimney Cleaned?
Trimming branches at least 10' away from chimneys.
Remove leaves from gutters and roofs
Please Use Caution when Burning Debris....
Call Before you Burn;
Jackson County - 541-776-7007
Josephine County - 541-476-9663
Don't Burn on Windy Days.
Burn only as many piles that you can manage!
Ensure proper clearance and have water near by.
Attend your burn piles!
No burning allowed at night.
Debris burning in barrels and pile burning is now allowed on Burn Days.
Please contact the Dept of Air Quality before you burn to see if it is a burn day. Smoke can seriously affect your neighbors with health conditions. Please be curtious and safe. Don't burn on windy days and always attend your burn piles.
For more information visit the link below>
Burn Day Information.
The following list are simple assessment steps that you can do to improve the survivability of your home during a wildfire.
- OVERVIEW OF SURROUNDINGS- How is your home situated in relation to fire behavior? Does vegetation allow for continuous fire spread?
- PEAK TO EAVES - Inspect the roof and remove litter from gutters and roof valleys. Has your chimney been cleaned?
- EAVES TO FOUNDATION- Are attic, eaves, vents and crawl space secure from allowing embers to enter? Is there any flamable vegetation under the windows? Combustible material under the deck?
- FOUNDATION TO IMMEDIATE LANDSCAPED AREA- Landscaped material next to the home should be fire resistant. Have you moved your firewood away from your structure now that winter is over?
- IMMEDIATE LANDSCAPED AREA TO EXTENT OF THE HIZ- Have you created a defensible space around your home? Check your access and egress for vegetation clearance.
For more information go to HIZ Assessments
For assistance in assessing your home, please give the District Office a call. Schedule a time for Chief Fillis or Ops Chief Wolfard to come out and assist you.
are open to the public;
Next meeting Thursday April 17, 2014-
6 pm at Headquarters
NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Applegate Valley RFPD#9, Jackson and Josephine Counties, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year
July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, will be held at the Headquarters Fire Station;
1095 Upper Applegate Rd.
The meeting will take place on Thursday
the 17th of April, 2014, at 6:00 pm.
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at this meeting and discuss the proposed budget with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document mat be inspected at the Headquarters fire station, between the hours opf 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday after March 14, 2014.
For more information visit the Board Page.
WE LIVE IN WILDFIRE COUNTRY
Being prepared is your best defense
This is a great time to take care of the little things that you can do to improve your survivabilty during a wildfire event.
You will give yourself and your family a better chane of escaping harm during a wildfire by taking some of these precautions;
Assess your property and Home for Wildfire danger.
Call the District Office to make an appointment.
Post a visible address sign.
First one is always free from HQ...
Create a survivable space by reducing fuels.
Maintain reduced vegetation around your home.
Clean gutters and roofs of debris.
Remove tree limbs that overhang roof.
Creat a Family Escape Plan.
Think about your animals too!
Call the District Office to set up a Fire Safety Education that is right for you! Ask for Carey; 541-899-1050
Call or stop by the District Office and request a Home Assessment
Now is the time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.
Replace smoke alarms that are older than 10 years old and batteries as needed. Early detection is key to your survival. Remeber to check your batteries in the your carbon monoxide detectors also.
Having a properly operating smoke alarm outside each sleeping area, knowing two ways out, when you get out - stay out, and having a meeting place is the safety message are all part of a family escape plan.
Does your Family have an Escape Plan?
Do you know two ways out of each sleeping area?
Have Smoke Alarms been installed and checked for working condition?
These are the simple things that you can do to ensure the
safety of your family.
Please contact Carey @ the District Office for more information