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Mountain Area Safety Taskforce revising goals and preparing for 2012 fire season

While the Mountain Area Safety Taskforce is reviewing its goals and objectives, the group is preparing for the 2012 fire season, which may be longer and drier than recent years. Revising Goals and Objectives The members began revising the objectives at the November meeting. The current set was developed in 2003 in response to the […]

Former Crest Forest Fire Protection District Fire Chief Michael Sherman

Mike Sherman, new interim chief of Idyllwild Fire

Last night, Jan. 10, retired Crest Forest Fire Chief Mike Sherman agreed to become the interim Fire Chief for the Idyllwild Fire Protection District. He agreed to contract terms during the regular January commission meeting and the signed the contract after the meeting.

Lawler Fire poses little danger now

Lawler Fire poses little danger now

Updated 4:30 p.m. A wildfire started around 3 a.m. in the San Jacinto Mountains. The Lawler Fire is in National Forest lands about four miles north of Idyllwild along Highway 243. As of 1 p.m., it has burnt about 14 or 15 acres and is approximately 70 percent contained, according to Kate Kramer, Forest Service […]

Idyllwild Fire budget $50,000 to $200,000 off

Idyllwild Fire budget $50,000 to $200,000 off

After a nearly four hour budget workshop, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) commission recognizes the perilous financial condition of the district. “The best case is November, but it could be August or as early as April,” former Crest Line Fire Chief Mike Sherman told the commission. He was referring to the possibility of the […]

IFPD Saturday meeting at 10 a.m.

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District has scheduled a special budget workshop for 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan 7. The session will be in the district’s conference room. The meeting was originally set for 8 a.m., but is at 10 a.m. Saturday. The agenda reads “Budget workshop with Commissioners and candidate for interim-Chief position, Ret-Chief Michael Sherman.”

IFPD commission special meeting 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District has just scheduleded a special meeting for Wednesday evening, Jan. 4. The will address the issue of an interim Fire Chief in the wake of former Chief Norm Walker’s departure. Special Meeting with Closed Session AGENDA 6 p.m., Wed, January 4 2012 Meeting to be held at the Idyllwild Fire […]

Walker resigned

Walker resigned

Idyllwild Fire Chief Norm Walker has officially resigned effective Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. “He is voluntarily resigning as of 12-31-2011,” wrote Jeannine Charles-Stigall, president of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District.

Idyllwild Fire plans special meeting Dec. 20

During its Tuesday, Dec. 13 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission planned a special meeting for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20. The four items on the agenda are below: Meeting to be held at the Idyllwild Fire Protection District conference/training room 54160 Maranatha Drive, Idyllwild, CA. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. the meeting […]

Stigall returns to IFPD Presidency

Stigall returns to IFPD Presidency

Commissioner Paul Riggi conducted a brief and efficient meeting in his final role as Idyllwild Fire Protection District vice president. Overseeing a special meeting, the commission elected officers, at least, until the new full commission meets on Dec. 13 and approved a resolution for a fire equipment grant. Commissioner Jeannine Charles-Stigall was chosen president, Dr. […]

IFPD schedules special meeting Nov. 30

The Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. The meeting will be at the Fire Station. The agenda lists two items: 1. Interim Election of officers and 2. An annual evaluation of the fire chief. The commission will recess into closed session to conduct the performance […]

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