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...

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...

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...

How wildfire spreads and threatens homes …

Last month, I talked about fire behavior and how its travel and spread can be reduced around your home. We, the fire community,...

Fire & Forest: Protecting your deck from fire protects the house...

As we continue with another Southern California winter, are we all asking, “Where is this El Nino?” Who does not enjoy sitting, relaxing or working...

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...

Fire & Forest: Fire prevention is year round …

As we roll into December, many of us have just enjoyed a Thanksgiving with friends or family, gone to see the annual town tree...

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 & Forest: Thoughts about fire abatement and drought …

A few months back at a Mountain communities Fire Safe Council board meeting, we discussed putting together some questions to present to our local...

Fire and Forest: Rainfall is unpredictable; fire abatement constant …

By Chris Kramer Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council President A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed a weekend rain, a nice change from our dry year...
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