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Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council to Hold Workshop

MADERA COUNTY — In an effort to make our community safer, the Eastern Madera County Fire Safe Council is having a collaborative workshop on “How to Create a Local Fire Safe Council!” at the Oakhurst Government Center. The county is partnering with our county government and with local agencies to secure funding for education and fuel reduction projects.

When: Monday, June 13, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Oakhurst Government Center, 40232 Junction Drive, Oakhurst CA (See map below).

Attend virtually at https://meet.google.com/acs-awek-qoq

Objective: Learn how to launch a successful Fire Safe Council

Image of California Fire Safe Council logo. Fire safe councils are grassroots, community-led organizations that mobilize residents to protect homes, communities and environments from wildfire. A local fire safe council works with neighbors to find ways to empower residents to make the community safer. Their mission is to promote wildfire fire safety through education, information exchange, resource sharing and community cooperation.

Helping form new local fire safe councils and providing a platform for existing fire safe councils to exchange ideas, share resources, and collaborate to better achieve their missions is one of their most important goals.

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In conjunction with existing Sonoma County Fire Safe Councils (FSCS), they will cover:

• Do we have to be a fire safe council? Hint, no! An existing group can act as a FSC.
• Do we have to have non-profit status?
• How do we get grants?
• How big an area should a FSC cover?
• What is the difference between a FSC and a FireWise community?
• What resources exist to help us get going?
• Who do we need to involve in our FSC?
• What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), and how do we get one?

Format for the meeting will be a combination of presentations, and collaborative round table discussion that will allow existing councils to share their successes and challenges.

For more information, please visit cafiresafecouncil.org.

You may also contact Brian McNamara with questions at 415-283-9192 or mcnamara740@gmail.com.

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