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 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...

Goldspotted oak borer still a danger — look for indications and learn more …

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 & Forest: On the Hill, be prepared for emergencies …

We are well into our summer season with Memorial Day weekend over, Father’s Day done and by the time you read this, 4th of...

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

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...

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 next Community Wildfire Protection Plan begins …

The San Jacinto Mountains Community Wildfire Protection Plan, a document created more than 10 years ago, is about to undergo a much-needed update. The...

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: Fires still occur in winter and fire hydrants can be lost...

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: 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...
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