HOME IGNITION ZONE
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.
This is the time to get our fuel reduction done!
It takes a Community to be safe!
OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS
Woody debris pile and barrel burning are now allowed on ODF-protected lands. However, open burning is regulated for air quality. Before lighting your debris pile or burn barrel, call the open burn advisory number
for your county;
Jackson Co - 541 776-7007
Josephine Co. - 541 476-9663
HOT WEATHER INCREASES WILDFIRE RISK
Please Use Caution with Fire!
For more information see the following link.
SW Oregon News
*****PRESCRIBED BURNING IN THE APPLEGATE******
Nothing planned for today April 25, 2013.
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.
are open to the public;
Next meeting Wednesday May 15, 2013-
6 pm at Headquarters
Notice of Budget Hearing
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 as approved by the
Applegate Valley RFPD#9 Budget Committee.
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