Fire and Forest: A great meeting; a note on hardening …

We at the Fire Safe Council were very happy with the Town Hall meeting last week. The turnout was great and the room was...

Fire and Forest: Need public on GSOB …

We had a wonderful Goldspotted oak borer  kick-off lunch this past Friday. The Fire Safe Council, with fantastic (and delicious) help from the Pine...

Fire and Forest: Weather obstructs; town hall meeting coming …

We had really bad luck in scheduling our Fire Prevention Muster, which just happened to fall on the only day in months with cold...

Fire and Forest: Fire muster April 26, climate changing daily …

 On Saturday, April 26, the public is invited to a festive and informative gathering in Idyllwild of people connected to fire prevention and firefighting....

Fire and Forest: Feds move to fix funding but homeowners still...

“Facts are stubborn things,” as John Adams said, and a very stubborn thing over the last two decades has been how much we have...

Fire & Forest: Public safety and caution …

Like a lot of people, I was fascinated by the almost complete shutdown of Atlanta from 2.3 inches of snow last week. It was...

Fire and forest: A year in review …

The Fire Safe Council began the year with its attention on the new insect threat to the Hill’s oaks, the Goldspotted oak borer. Many...

Fire and Forest: Winter fire safety …

Now that the nights are cold and we wonder if the next storm will bring rain or snow, the threat of wildfire is greatly...

Fire and Forest: Roof replacement going well …

Roof replacement going well … News about the Mountain Community’s Fire Safe Council’s reroofing program has appeared in this column before, but now that it...

Fire and Forest: Hardening homes as a solution …

Wildfire is getting some prominent and fresh attention in major newspapers. Both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have published thoughtful...
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