‘Mountain Strong’ turns out in force to form Fire Safe Council

  • [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Patric Hedlund, The Mountain Enterprise]

‘We need everyone’ in fight for Fire Wise Community

By Patric Hedlund, TME

A blizzard of fire insurance nonrenewal notices has been blowing across our mountain towns this past year. Many families have received one, or had their insurance rates skyrocket.

Over 70 motivated people showed up Sunday, Feb. 23, to the Chuchupate Ranger Station in Lake of the Woods to learn how a new Mount Pinos Communities Fire Safe Council can make everyone safer within the…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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They filled all the seats in the room and then lined up against the walls in a show of determination to fight fire threats to our homes.

Lebec Water District Director William Hopper, with directors of all mountain water companies, CERT volunteers, Search & Rescue, younger residents, concerned families and firefighters from the USFS with Kern, Ventura and Los Angeles County all turned out February 23.

Gil Valenzuela of the VFW and Ian Sawrey of Neighborhood Watch efforts are both CERT members.

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This is part of the February 28, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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