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Cascadel Woods Again Recognized as a Firewise Community

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CASCADEL WOODS — The Sierra National Forest community of Cascadel Woods has once again been certified as a Firewise Community by the National Firewise USA® Program of the National Fire Protection Association. As the community has done since 2010, the residents of Cascadel Woods successfully completed the annual requirements of the program, which involve a community action plan based on ...

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Fire Prevention Week is Here. Map Your Path to Safety Now!

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — In a partnership spanning more than 90 years, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week — are uniting to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.” CAL FIRE urges all residents to incorporate ...

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Two Minutes May Be All You Have to Escape a House Fire

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — This Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15), the American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter urges everyone to practice their two-minute home fire escape plan and test their smoke alarms to stay safe from the nation’s most frequent disaster. Two minutes is the amount of time that fire experts say you may have to safely escape a home fire ...

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500th Community in California Designated ‘Firewise’

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MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — With fire season 2022 already underway, CAL FIRE announced that California accomplished a new record with the recognition of the 500th Firewise USA® site in California. The recognition by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highlights the fact the community has taken steps to ensure that wildfire risk to homes is reduced in their area. “While California ...

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