We are so excited to co-sponsor a webinar with Fire Safe Marin on pet evacuations Tuesday, June 29th at 6:00 p.m! Check out the details below:
We love our pets! Wildfire preparedness includes care for our pets and large animals. If an evacuation order goes out, do you know how to keep your animals safe? What should you pack in your pet’s go-bag? Where can you safely evacuate with pets? What about livestock, horses, chickens and iguanas and exotic birds? Cindy Machado of Marin Humane and Julie Atwood of the Halter Project will share their extensive knowledge and experience of emergency planning for our animals. They will answer your questions and give advice about how to:
Create defensible space around your home, barn and animals’ shelters.
Think through an evacuation plan and have a checklist.
Learn guidelines that will give animals the best chance of survival.
Connect with resources, such as Marin Humane, Halter Project and emergency shelters and foster programs for pets.
FSS Awarded PG&E Settlement Funds for Low-Income Home Assessments
We are excited to expand our free wildfire prevention home assessment program through funds received from the County of Sonoma! Fire Safe Sonoma received $37,100 to offer free Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) assessments for low income Sonoma County residents. The assessments are an important step for Sonoma County families to protect themselves and their community from wildfire.
The funds come from PG&E settlement funds awarded to the County as a result of the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires lawsuit. For more information, visit the County's press release here.
Interested in learning more about the program? Check our website for more information soon!
FSS & Community Partners Awarded PG&E Settlement Funds for Sustainable Landscapes Education Program
Fire Safe Sonoma has teamed up with the UCCE Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County, the Sonoma Ecology Center, and the Habitat Corridor Project to develop a program for sustainable and fire-resilient landscaping! The program, "The Sustainable Landscapes for Defensible Space: Ecosystem-Specific Education for Property Owners, Landscape Professionals, and Fire Inspectors"will receive $110,317 from the County of Sonoma to fund the bulk of the project. This project will provide practical information to homeowners, landscape professionals, and defensible space inspectors about implementing defensible and resilient landscapes in the 0–100-foot zone around the home, based on the best scientific research. The project will deliver in person and virtual events and educational materials.
Stay tuned for more information!
Fire Safe Alliance Meetings
On May 27th we hosted our fourth meeting of leadership from local fire safe councils, COPEs, and other fire safe communities and organizations including non-profits and fire personnel across Sonoma County to come together and discuss important topics in wildfire prevention and outreach. We had a great presentation from the Sonoma Ecology Center on ecological principles and practices on fire fuels management. The presentation was jam-packed with great information and you can find it on our YouTube channel here!
The next Sonoma County Fire Safe Alliance meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Are you part of a Fire Safe Council, COPE, or similar group and would like to learn more? Email Cailin Notch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If creating a more fire resilient Sonoma County is important to you, please consider donating to Fire Safe Sonoma. Thank you for your support!