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Chief's Report

Mark Jokerst
March 2012

January and February seem to be months where we catch our breath: big projects go on hold for a too short while as we look back on one year and forward to the next. However, looking forward to the coming summer is getting grimmer by the day. Unless the heavens open up in March/April and soak us good, we're looking at dry creeks, very dry vegetation and high fire danger. Hope for the best, and prepare for the worst: Let's look at some smart preparations around the home that you can do to minimize fire danger.

Remember: The fire you are preparing for could be a mile or two away. You may picture this incredible wall of flame approaching your homestead (and you should!); but the likely scenario is a more distant fire sending burning embers aloft that fall around your home like burning snowflakes. Yes, they land still burning and will start their own fires. These embers like to collect, eddied by wind currents, into little piles. Those little piles can burn your house down. So let's get to work: