Fire Season Begins!
With the arrival of a particularly hazardous fire season this year, it’s the perfect time to protect your home by creating a “Defensible Space” around your property. Defensible space is an area adjacent to your home where the vegetation has been modified to reduce the wildfire threat and to provide an area where firefighters can effectively defend your property. For more information on creating your defensible space, please see the publication "Living With Fire" at the link provided, or click the photo to the right of this article.
May 1st = End of Backyard Burn Season
As of April 29th, the Backyard Burn season for residential yard waste burning has ended. Agricultural burns (for commercial agricultural properties only) can be conducted year-round on permissive burn days, with permission/permit issued by the Fire Marshal. Barbecues and in-home fireplaces and wood stoves are not affected by the backyard burn season. Remember – burning garbage or treated wood is strictly prohibited at all times.
Cleaner Alternatives to Burning: Open burning releases a substantial amount of air pollution including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and hydrocarbons. The Air District encourages everyone to dispose of their natural vegetation by less polluting methods whenever feasible. These include chipping, composting, use of grazing animals like goats, and hauling wood waste to landfills where it can be mulched. Convenient weekly yard waste pickup is available in most areas.
New CPR Class
A new free CPR class has been scheduled this month for Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The class features infant, child & adult CPR as well as a segment on defibrillator use. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. You can register for this course by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling our Admin. Office at 831-685-6690.