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Wildfire: Preparedness in Dollar Point & Helpful Resources

Wildfire: Preparedness in Dollar Point & Helpful Resources

In May, the diligence and hard work of the homeowners and community volunteers at the Dollar Point Association was awarded for their efforts in wildfire preparedness. They have recently received the National Fire Protection Association’s designation as a Firewise USA® community.

“The Dollar Point Wildfire Volunteer Committee coordinated with North Tahoe Fire and the Placer County Fire Safe Alliance to complete a rigorous set of criteria required to participate in the national program.”

Here are some of the steps they took to prepare their community for wildfire:

  • Conducted community wildfire hazard assessment
  • Developed an action plan to guide their efforts to reduce the risk of wildfire in their community
  • The committee met face to face with District staff to receive education on defensible space compliance and fire prevention information
  • Informed and educated their community members
    • Manzanita is flammable
    • Homes with dry pine needles on the roof are very vulnerable
    • The importance of homeowners to follow through on maintaining defensible space
  • Encouraging neighbors to spread the message of prevention and preparedness

Congratulations to the Dollar Point Community for earning this national recognition. If you want to learn more about how to prepare your home and community for this wildfire seasons, see the following pages.

Read the article covering this achievement from Tahoe Living with Fire here.

“Firewise USA® is a nationwide program that provides formal recognition to communities implementing actions to protect people and properties from the risk of fire in the wildland/urban interface. Participants reduce their wildfire risks by actively participating in the program and completing requirements each year. Communities interested in participating in the Firewise USA® program can learn more at www.firewise.org/usa.”

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