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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 4, 2015 3A Man injured in fall at mill A man is in Enloe hospital scene of the Thursday, Feb. in Chico after falling 19 feet 26, accident said the man was from a conveyor at the Sierra seriously injured. Pacific Industries mill in The man was taken to Quincy last week. Plumas District Hospital According to SPI before being transferred to spokesman Mark Lathrop, Enloe. the injured man, who was not Lathrop said the identified, is not an SPI Occupational Safety and employee. Lathrop said he Health Administration and works for ONS Contractors, SPI are investigating the based in Springfield, Oregon. accident: Lathrop said the extent of SPI is in the process of the worker's injuries were opening its newly rebuilt unknown. However, reports large-log sawmill after nearly from people who were at the a year of construction. Greenhorn is now a Firewise Community. The distinction means that homeowners are making a coordinated effort to make their community more resilient to the threat of fire. From left: Sue McCourt, the county's fire prevention specialist; Janice Bishop, chairman of the Greenhorn Community Services District; and Tyson Rael, the Greenhorn fire chief. Photo by Debra Moore Green rn ieves irewise sign ion Debra Moore "It took a lot of effort on and debris removed from and the Lake Almanor Staff Writer Jerry Hurley's part," Bishop roofs and yards. Country Club. said. Hurley assessed the "It's also safer for us if we Communities that are Greenhorn area and do have to do fire protection,,' working toward the There are 90 Firewise developed an action plan to he added, designation are Bailey Creek, Communities in California, help the residents protect In addition to making Lake Almanor, Grizzly and now Greenhorn, near their community. Bishop Greenhorn more fire Ranch and Mohawk Vista. Quincy, is one Of them. displayed a checklist ofresilient, McCourt and McCourt would like to see The designation means the recommended items that are community leaders are all communities attain the community, which includes being addressed, working on an evacuation Firewise designation, 143 homes, 238 residential "Every year we do a little . plan. especially as the drought lots and 236 people, has come more," she said. "I think A secondary route is being continues. : together to make the areamost people understand fire developed that would "We expect a big fire year," more resilient to the threat of danger and want to do allevacuate residents via a back she said. fire. that they can." road to Sloat. But even if a community That's important because As part of the process Being designated a doesn't earn the designation, records show that between residents must meet annually Firewise Community has there is a lot that individual 1985 and 2010, 30 wildfires to be educated on what other benefits as well. It can homeowners can do, were reported within 2 miles actions can make their affect homeowners' including clearing their of Greenhorn. homes and those of their insurance rates, and it makes yards of debris and installing "Most were controlled neighbors more likely to be the area more apt to receive reflective address signs to quickly," said Sue McCourt, saved from a fire. funding for fire prevention make it easier for firefighters the county's fire prevention Greenhorn has two fire activities such as chipping or to locate residences. specialist, "but it shows how engines, five firefighters and debris removal. More information on vulnerable this area iS." mutual aid agreements with "It puts them in line forFirewise Communities can McCourt, Greenhorn Fire other neighboring grants," McCourt said, be obtained by going to the Chief Tyson Rael and departments, Rael said, but "because they are already a website Greenhorn Community in the event of a fire, there functioning entity." Services District Chairman would not be enough engines Jan:re Bishop discussed last or manpower to protect all Otller communities week the importance of the structures. Greenhorn is the fifth Firewise designation. "If we have tochoose we Plumas County community Bishop credited Jerry will try to protect the homes to be designated Firewise, HuRtsrD0ug Hurley, of the Plumas County that are the most defensible," joining Gold Mountain, Fire Safe Council, for being he said. This includes those Graeagle Fire Protection the catalyst, that have had pine needles District, Lake Almanor West hurch to hold St. Patrick's Day dinner St. John's Catholic Church Children under 5 are free. calling the rectory at will hold its annual St. Church members invite the 283-0890. People can also call Patrick's Day dinner Sunday, community to "come enjoy Sharon Thon at 283-0138. March 15, at 5 p.m. in the the best corned beef and Residents are encouraged church hall on Lawrence cabbage in the county." to purchase their tickets Street. Takeout is also available,early. The cost is $12 for adults Tickets are available from and $5 for children under 10. church members or by Get yours at: 367 Main , • 283-1779 MORE POWgB,,, U. (530) 617-0469 Rick Deacon, Owner CA Lic #978127 311 First Street • Greenville Water or Wind Damage have you frustrated? Don't be misled: It's ultimately your choice what contractor you use for repairs, not your insurance company's choice! 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