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 & 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...

Fire and Forest: GSOB growth and response …

A meeting last week of interested parties on the Goldspotted oak borer provides a good moment to take stock of where we are in...

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 & 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: 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: Lessons from 2015 fire season …

At several of this summer’s larger vegetation fires, the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council was represented. MCFSC Vice President Norm Walker was assigned as...

Fire and Forest: More safe roofs, promising new code …

Seventy-six is an attractive number, especially in the United States. It brings up the Declaration of Independence (1776), or perhaps the 76 trombones Professor...

Fire and Forest: Renewing commitment; evacuation win …

If anything good comes out of the two major fires on the Hill this summer, I hope it’s a renewed interest and commitment in...

Fire & Forest: The epitome of volunteerism — Woodies …

Volunteerism: There are several definitions of this effort. One is the act or practice of doing volunteer work in community service. Others are the...
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