Fire & Forest: Springtime fire abatement …

Spring is presenting itself on our mountain after a very dry winter. Within a couple of weeks, the entire annual grass crop will...

Chief Concerns: Preparedness & Readiness for a Wildfire — Part II

By John R. Hawkins Fire Chief & Operational Area Fire & Rescue Coordinator & William Weiser, Division Chief Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department The following excerpted...

Fire & Forest: The fires of October …

For the wildland fire agencies, the month of October is statistically the deadliest month for firefighters, and now for the public as well. Live...

Fire & Forest: You passed your inspection! …

By the time this article is published, the Hill will have more than 90 percent of its inspection compliance with PRC 4291 completed. This...

Fire & Forest: The CWPP …

In our mountain communities, there is a partnership between all of the “players” involved in the protection of our lives, homes and the...

Goldspotted oak borer still a danger — look for indications and...

So, as we all pursue the ever-compelling joys and rewards of removing all flammable materials from the 30-foot zone around our homes and structures,...

Fire and Forest: Springtime in the Mountains …

Spring is presenting itself on our mountain after a very generous winter. Creeks are running and ground water tables are up, so perhaps our...

Fire & Forest: Fires still occur in winter and fire hydrants...

Over the last several years, the frequent topic of conversation has been the drought and our lack of meaningful rainfall. This winter can now...

Fire & Forest: December 1, 2016: MCFSC plans community meeting …

MCFSC PLANS COMMUNITY MEETING . . . As we start the last month of the year, the landscape around us is going through its annual...

Fire & Forest: October 6, 2016: Fire Prevention Week urges fire...

Every year in our country since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed during the month of October. It was established to commemorate the Great...
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