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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, May 5, 2010 5B Interested community members can learn how to assess homes for wildfire safety during a free workshop May 12, sponsored by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council. Photo courtesy Plumas County Fire Safe Council nl Plumas County has more than 60 communities that are considered at risk from a wild- fire. Is your community and its homes prepared for fire season? Do the homes have de- fensible space? Does you com- munity know what it takes to make homes fire safe? While California requires every structure have defensi- ble space, there is virtually no enforcement of it in Plumas County. Therefore, many fire departments and community organizations are looking for ways to help educate their residents on protecting their homes from wildfire. The Plumas County Fires Safe Council. in cooperation the Plumas National Forest and CalFire. is hosting a one- day Home Ignition Zone Edu- cational Consultation Work- shop May 12. The workshop is open to fire departments, members of ING communities and the public enforce the law or report find- making every reasonable at- who are interested in learn- ings to insurance companies, tempt to accommodate any at- ing how to become a volun- The project is modeled on a tendee or participant needing tory HIZ consultant. The successful program in thespecial assistance beyond Home Ignition Zone includes Gold Mountain Community; what is normally provided. the home and surrounding consultants go to their neigh- Contact John Sheehan at 283- vegetation that can be at risk bors' homes and together they 3739 at least seven business from flames and embers, walk the properties assessing days'prior to a scheduled The workshop will provide the HIZ. workshop to explain particu- specific information on how Members of fire depart- lar needs and to determine if to lessen the risk of damage Tents, community service accommodation is feasible. from wildfire or injury to fire- districts, homeowner associa- For more information or to fighters, tions or other organizations participate in the workshop, Following the workshop, are welcome to participate in contact Jerry Hurley at 832- participants will be encour- this free one-day workshop. 4705. For more information on aged to set up a process to no- Attendance is liT Red to 25, the Plumas County Fire Safe tify members of their commu- and pre-registration is re- Council activities, visit nity to offer free voluntary quired so that sufficient edu- plumasfiresafe.org. Home Ignition Zone educa- cational materials are avail- tional consultations. Consul- able. Participants will be pro- LAW, from page 4B injuries and Davis was un- harmed. The vehicle impacted with a dirt/rock embankment and rolled over onto its top before coming to rest on the dirt shoulder. No injuries were reported. Crossover, April 28 George Steffenson, 37, of Quincy was traveling east- bound on SR-70 in a 1994 Toy- ota Corolla nearing First Av- enue at approximately 30 mph in the left lane. According to CHP, it had been raining earlier in the day but had turned to snow. The roadways were wet, and the snow was not sticking to the pavement yet. James Davis, 22, of St. Hele- na was northbound on First Avenue, nearing SR-70 in a 1995 Chevy Silverado. There were other vehicles traveling in the right hand lane of SR- 70, nearing First Avenue, and at t least one of the vehicles in the right hand lane was slowing to turn right onto First Avenue. Davis proceed- ed to make a left turn west- bound onto SR-70 even though he could not clearly see the left lane of eastbound SR-70, Davis crossed directly into the Steffenson's path. Steffen- son's vehicle struck the left side of Davis's vehicle. The Toyota sustained major dam- age and the Silverado sus- tained minor damage. Steffenson received minor Loss of Control, April 28 Jeff Fliack, 37, of Orland was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger eastbound on SR-70 west of the Spanish Creek Bridge when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow-cov- ered roadway. Fliack crossed over into the westbound lane and tried to correct his vehicle. He crossed back across the eastbound lane and struck the guardrail on the south shoulder. He crossed back over the east and westbound lanes and onto the north shoulder where he struck the positive grade dirt and rock embankment. The impact caused the ve- hicle to spin around and the rear of the vehicle struck the embankment. Fliack was not injured dur- ing the incident. Local organizers invite the public to celebrate the Na- tional Day of Prayer on the steps of the county court- house in Quincy Thursday, May 6, from 12:20 - 12:40 p.m. The event is a chance for folks to unite and pray for the nation. tants educate their communi- vided with materials to help ties on mitigating wildfires them when providing volun- impacts to homes and the tary Home Ignition Zone edu- community, cational consultations to oth- HIZ consultations are strict- ers in their community. ly voluntary and consultants To further participation, PC only offer education and FSC is complying with the suggestions; they do not to American Disabilities Act by Pa d po t ca advertisement ............... ~..~! ............ - urne .meO Mke!, : r . . [ :::: :::@i' I Please join us for Reception for CONSTRUCTION ~ ~ SINCE '1~1~ General Building Contractor Mike for Plumas County Assessor Wednesday, May 12th, 4:30-6:30 pm ,, Lena's Cantina, Portola 165 E. Sierra Avenue Give Mom the gift of fitness and good health Gift Certificates make great gifts! Redeem for: Membership or Class Pass fea er / ker 283-2255 f itge agd fea/ot/ 336 Crescent St., Quincy OFFER GOOD ~l'~at~ ~I~,~UlI~S THROUGH MAY 2010 Mon-Thurs: 5am-gpm - Fri: 5am-Tpm Sat & Sun: 9am-12pm Do something special with mom this year ~ :;iii~# Mother's Day Victory Garden Fun:~,,,?~:~:,. .... us for a full day of outdoor fun, planting the annual Victo arded, learning about worms in a vermiculture workshop &:i: hen enjoy a full service sit down dinner starting promptly at 5pro. A full day of familyii un celebrating all Morns! Call for rese rvations Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road, Quincy 1-800-33-HOWDY (530) 283-0930 www.greenhornranch.cam I00' of It's the law! (CA PRC 4291 ) Is offering assistance in creating or maintaining Defensible Space to residents over 60 years of age or disabled living in Plumas County. PC FSC will provide a free Home Ignition Zone consultation for determining work necessary to meet the requirements of the law. PC FSC will procure competitive bids from qualified and insured contractors to meet California's Fire Safe Standards. PC FSC will certify the work done before payments are made. PC FSC will provide financial assistance based on residents income. Contact Rob Gimbel, c/o Plumas County Fire Safe Council P.O. Box 1225, Quincy, CA 95971 283-0829 or 283-3739 email: rob@plumascounty.org This program is provided by the Plumas County Fire Safe Council with funding from the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, the Plumas NF through the Plumas Resource Advisory Committee. The California Fire Safe Council Clearinghouse with funds from the US Forest Service and assistance from Plumas Corporation and Plumas Rural Services