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January 2023 newsletter

FIRE WON’T WAIT. PLAN YOUR ESCAPE: We Hope you had a great holiday and looking forward to a new year.One of the things we don’t think about, are home fires. People die every day in the US in home fires. There are several causes for home fires, one of the main ones is cooking. Best…

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December 2022 newsletter

FIRE WON’T WAIT. PLAN YOUR ESCAPE: We have talked a lot about being prepared in case you need to evacuate yourhome. How about those of you who go camping? Have you considered beingprepared for an evacuation under those circumstances?Some safety tips to consider at the campground. For example, only make a fire ina fire pit.…

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September 2022 newsletter

FIRE WON’T WAIT. PLAN YOUR ESCAPE: This is the theme for Fire Prevention week October 9 – 15, 2022 reinforcing the critical importance of developing a home escape plan with all members of the household and practicing it regularly. In addition, this October represents the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, the nation’s longest running…

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June 2022 Newsletter

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY….Learn the facts and protect your home and family by creating defensible space. I know we have been talking about this on a regular basis, but IT’S A FACT. There are simple things you can do to help protect your home from wildfires and in the past we have given you some ideas as…

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May 2022 Newsletter

The words “new normal” have been used so many times to describe California’s current experience with catastrophic wildfires that it can’t be new anymore. By the same token, I feel like what we tell you every month is also not new, but does need to be constantly reinforced. One of the big items is to…

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April 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 newsletter 10 LOW COST WAYS TO HARDEN YOUR HOME AGAINST FIRE! I know we have covered a lot of these items previously. But here it is in one list, way easier to keep track of. 1) When it’s time to replace your roof, choose fire-resistant Class A roof material. 2) Block any spaces…

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March 2022 News Letter

This lovely dry weather is a contributing factor to our threat of wildfires. SDG&E has again had to declare Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) for various reasons, primarily related to potential fire hazards. But they also offer some assistance for certain things during these times. For example, if you have a medical device that requires…

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February 2022 Newsletter

We Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday. We so badly needed the rain we have been getting. Just don’t let it get you complacent about maintaining your efforts to keep fire safe. Get rid of that dead Christmas tree. Get your fireplace and chimney cleaned out and make sure you have spark arrestors…

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January 2022 Newsletter

 Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council is looking forward to 2022 with what we think are exciting innovations for the new year. In 2013, we unveiled a printed evacuation plan for Scripps Ranch to use in the event of our next wildfire. It’s available now at srfiresafe.org/information. In 2022, we’re taking this information and putting it…

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