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Wildfire Preparedness Community Meeting July 16, 2013

Are you prepared if a major fire sweeps through our area?

Two of the largest wildfires in California history swept through Ramona in 2003 (Cedar Fire) and 2007 (Witch Creek Fire).

A community meeting was held with emergency first responders on July 16, 2013, to better prepare residents and their families for future wildfires.  
Here is a videorecording of the meeting with pertinent information so that residents and their families can be better prepared for “the next one.”

Ember Aware

  • Common everyday materials can become embers during a wildfire.  Learn more about the damage embers can cause and what actions you can take to protect your home from embers.

Click here to view a PDF of the Ember Aware Brochure

Housing in Burnable Landscapes

  • Steve Quarles, Center for Fire Research and Outreach, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley, has done extensive research on the causes for homes igniting in burnable landscapes.  This presentation includes many of the conditions that can lead to homes igniting and ways to avoid this happening through modifications that can be made to existing construction.

Click here to view a PDF of the Steve Quarles, Center for Fire Research and Outreach Presentation PDF

Defensible Space

  • This defensible space presentation includes large scale community planning considerations when building homes in high risk fire areas.

Click here to view a PDF of the Defensible Space Living Wildfire Presentation PDF

Wildland Urban Interface

  • The following presentation discusses the risks of building or living in the wildland urban interface, and offers suggestions and what can be done to minimize those risks.

Click here to view a PDF of the Wildland Urban Interface Presentation

If you would like to download the PDF version of any of the above materials, right click on the above PDF link and select ‘Dowload linked file’ and the file should download to your computer.

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