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August 2023 Newsletter


On June 27th Shasta Forest Village in Shingletown had their Risk Assessment Renewal with Cal Fire.  The original assessment took place in 2018, and this was the first renewal to determine where the successes occurred, and where more work still needs to happen.  Cal Fire representative Aaron Hathaway conducted the assessment, while SFV Firewise leader Doug Young and representative Dennis Bebensee lead the tour of the properties.  Also in attendance were SCFSC County Coordinator Ron Rusten and Community Outreach Coordinator Katie Komnenich.  The group spent about 2 hours discussing the items in the evaluation, looking at many different properties, and assessing the percentage of houses with good defensible space versus those that needed some work.  For such a heavily forested area, it was great to see the large percentage of properties that were taking the necessary measures to secure their homes should a wildfire come through!



On Friday July 28th the California Department of Insurance gave a presentation during the Quarterly Firewise meeting.   Durriya Syed (Outreach Analyst) and Therese Gallagher explained what is happening in California regarding canceled policies, reduced coverage, increases in premiums, and many other topics of interest.  They also answered questions that had been submitted by the Firewise leaders and board members.  Click on this link to watch the entire presentation.

Durriya Syed covers the new California Safer From Wildfires regulations. - YouTube



This video is from several years ago, but the information is still relevant and worth watching!

Protecting Your Home From Wildfire - YouTube



Happy Valley Firewise community meeting Aug 24th at 6:30 at Happy Valley Community Center



Fire Safety Rap

FIRE SAFETY RAP! (song for kids about fire safety, calling 911, etc...) - YouTube


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