Grant County CWPP Staff Login
04/05/2012
SENECA COMMUNITY MEETING
Seneca
CWPP Community Meeting
April 5, 2012

Notes from Public Input:

-Safety Issues
Bridges, roads, turnouts

-Seneca City water system is vulnerable
-Extreme fuel hazards with pine butterfly outbreak
-Silvies Valley development
Huge investment potentially at risk
Will their fire department be trained for structure fires?
Capable of mutual aid?
How will they be trained?

-Ranch improvements at risk of wildfire
Fences, hay sheds, stack yards, hay stacks, fuel tanks,
equipment, plastic stock tanks

-Seneca Fire Department
Lack of volunteers
Aging populations
Excessive state training requirements: current training
and requirements designed for full time paid emergency
services personnel
Loss of population
Recommend to state that 'minimum standards' are necessary
for volunteer fire departments

-Implement Senate Bill 360 county wide
Announcements
JUNE FIREWISE NEWS

The Grant Harney Fire Prevention Coop is hosting a booth at the Health Fair on June 16.

Dayville and Laycock Creek Road area residents are interested in becoming Firewise Communities.

On May 1, 2016, a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. On May 3, it swept through the community, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history.After sweeping through Fort McMurray, the wildfire destroyed approximately 2,400 homes and buildings. Another 2,000 residents in three communities were displaced after their homes were declared unsafe for reoccupation due to contamination. Experts say a blizzard of embers caused Fort McMurray to burn.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7313984--blizzard-of-embers-wildfire-expert-on-what-caused-the-fort-mcmurray-fire/

Residents around Grant County are actively involved in learning about the national Firewise Communities USA program. For more information email Irene Jerome at cwpp@grantcountycwpp.com or call 541.575.2210.
(posted June 4, 2017)
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Severe wildfire danger
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