Fire Safe San Mateo News

Wildfire Safety Blog and News from Fire Safe San Mateo.
Mar
10

Wildfire Temporary Jobs Assistance Program

Celia Hare of the Center for Employment Training (based in San Jose, CA) presented at the March Fire Safe Council meeting. She shared information about the 2020 August Wildfire Temporary Jobs Assistance Program which is currently serving San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. This program is focused on public or non-profit land post-fire clean up by their crews. 

At this time, the program is both identifying potential job sites and recruiting people for the program. 

If you are interested in leanring more, please reach out to Celia Hare: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 534-5339

CET flyer

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Mar
04

Firelighter and Wildland Firefighter Training

The Central Coast Prescribed Burn Council (CCPBA) is hosting Prescribed Firelighter and Wildland Firefighter Training. 

The workshop will be held in three locations:

  • April 3: Santa Lucia Conservancy, Carmel, Monterey CO
  • April 10: Paicines Ranch, San Benito CO
  • April 11: Davenport, Santa Cruz Co

These are all day events 9:00am - 5:00pm

Register here: Prescribed Firelighter and Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (ucanr.edu)

 

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Jan
21

California's Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan

California's Wildfire and Forest and Resilience Action Plan was released January 2021 by the Forest Management Task Force. It is a call to action for California's growing forest and wildfire crisis. It is designed to strategically accelerate efforts to: 

  • Restore the health and reslience of California forests, grasslands and natural places
  • Improve the fire safety of our communities
  • Sustain th economic vitality of rural forested areas 

Link here: https://fmtf.fire.ca.gov/media/cjwfpckz/californiawildfireandforestresilienceactionplan.pdf

Action Plan

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Dec
08

Living with Fire talk by Matteo Garbelotto of UC Berkeley

 

Workshop screengrab

 

Matteo Garbelotto will be giving a talk called "Living with Fire" on December 12, 2020 at 10am. 

Dr. Garbelotto has previously spoken on Sudden Oak Death at a previous Fire Safe San Mateo County meeting. He is inviting anyone interested to register and attend. 

 

Register here: https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEocuuurTorGdeDT62OM4oiFEXla-tZrSQA

Website with more information: http://www.ucbfire.org

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Dec
07

Red Flag Warning in effect in the Santa Cruz Mountains

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RED FLAG WARNING - LINK TO FORECAST

Red Flag Warning

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Nov
12

UPCOMING EVENT: Amah Mutsun Land Trust Fire Symposium Webinar, Nov. 19

The Amah Mutsun Land Trust is hosting their first ever fire symposium online on November 19, from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. 

The event will bring together tribal leaders, fire researchers, archaeologists, and others for a discussion on coastal Central California's fire history, prescribed burning, and Indigenous fire stewardship.  Event details and registration information can be found here: 

https://www.amahmutsunlandtrust.org/events/2020/11/19/amlt-fire-symposium

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Nov
10

ARTICLE LINK: Community destruction during extreme wildfires is a home ignition problem

Fire Safe San Mateo County would like to share this article with the Fire Safe Council membership from Wildfire today by Jack Cohen and Dave Strohmaier. 

https://wildfiretoday.com/2020/09/21/community-destruction-during-extreme-wildfires-is-a-home-ignition-problem/

Community destruction during extreme wildfires is a home ignition problem

Wildfire Today

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Nov
04

CHIPPING EVENT: LOMA MAR AND DEARBORN PARK. WEEKENDS IN NOVEMBER 2020- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! SIGN UP HERE!!

Drop off chipping event for Loma Mar and Dearborn Park. Two weekends in November. Drop off your material between 10am-4pm on the following dates at Redwood Glen, 100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar, CA

  • November 7 & 8
  • November 14 & 15

Loma Mar and Dearborn

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Nov
04

CHIPPING EVENT: Highlands Community Association Free Chipping Event, November 16 and 18

Curb-side chipping event in the Highlands neighborhood.

Chipping will be available for half of the residents on November 16 and half on November 18.  Residents should recieve brochures (linked below) indicating what date their house will be eligible for the chipping service.

HIghlands Nov 16.pdf

HIghlands Nov 18.pdf

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Nov
04

Upcoming Event: The Tahoe RCD is Hosting a Virtual workshop for Building Professionals - November 18, 2020

The Tahoe RCD is hosting a virtual workshop for building professionals on retrofitting and building homes to withstand wildfire and are hoping you can share the flyer (attached) with building professionals you work with! The workshop isn't specific to any one geography and will apply to all building professionals working in wildfire-prone areas. Please reach out directly to Carlie Murphy, the Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), if you have any questions.

HRG Workshop For Building Professionals

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