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Placer County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

The Placer County Board of Supervisors, at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, took three actions to make the county more fire safe. In the first, the Board approved the permanent expansion of the county’s hazardous vegetation abatement (HVA) ordinance to all county unincorporated areas. Cal-Fire’s South operations Division Chief Scott Lingren explains that if your neighbor doesn’t clear their property you can take action to protect your own adjacent property because of this new expansion of the ordinance.

Click to hear Cal-Fire’s South operations Division Chief Scott Lingren

In the second action, the Board OK’d an update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. And in the third action, the Board approved an agreement with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE) for fire protection and other emergency services.

In the third action, the Board OK’d a contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for fiscal year 2013/14 for fire protection and prevention, emergency medical, hazardous materials and all hazard incident response, in addition to dispatch services.

The Placer County Fire Department continues to seek volunteers to staff the stations in the unincorporated county.  Placer County Fire has established different levels of volunteerism to suit the abilities and desires of community members. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should contact CALFIRE at 530-889-0111 and speak with a fire chief.

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