Fire & Forest: Fire abatement protects your home …

I am asking board members to write on various topics for this column. Doris Lombard has timely information and thoughts on maintaining defensible space. Here...

Fire And Forest: Fire abatement helps all …

By Chris Kramer MCFSC President With the recent election of officers on the Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council, I’d like to introduce myself as the new...

Fire and Forest: MCFSC Changes …

My wife and I will be moving off the Hill this summer to live closer to family, so change is in order. At our...

Fire and Forest: Hot-button issues & the code committee …

Readers of the Town Crier will know there have been letters critical of the new code committee and of the role the Mountain Communities...

Fire and Forest: Many thanks to boards …

Recently, as a board was wrapping up business for the year, I felt a deep appreciation for everyone at the table. They are all...

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: Learning from public health …

I have often been struck by the similarities between fire protection — prevention and suppression — and public health. Both fields are tasked with preventing...

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: Fire Adapted Communities …

A fairly new term in wildfire policy is “Fire Adapted Communities.” Important fire organizations have placed a new emphasis on this concept over the...

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...
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