Fire commander suggests ways for you to help |

Fire commander suggests ways for you to help

Many area residents have asked what they can do to help the firefighters or what they can donate for those who protected Nevada County from the Yuba River complex of blazes.

To answer, the Tahoe National Forest released the following message Sunday:

Incident Commander Carlton Joseph would like to thank the community for their heartfelt contributions and offers to volunteer in this firefighting effort.

As much as he appreciates the offer of help, there are very stringent training and physical fitness requirements before individuals can become a firefighter.

The Southern California Incident Management Team 1 and the Forest Service appreciate the donations of cookies and other foods – however, because of food safety concerns, please consider the following offerings instead of food:

• Make thank you cards, posters or signs for the firefighters.

• Complete your own defensible space.

• Help your neighbor complete their defensible space.

• Contact the Nevada County Fire Safe Council to volunteer for their Senior Assistance Program, (530) 272-1122, or other programs.

• Donate to the Nevada County Food Bank, (530) 272-3796.

• Donate to the following charities not selling fireworks this year: Nevada Union Band, Truth Worship Center, New Covenant Baptist Church, Chicago Park 4-H, Sierra Christian Academy, Nevada Union Choir, Calvary Bible Church, and the Lyman Gilmore Band.

• Donate to the Red Cross, (530) 673-1460.

• Donate to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, (208) 336-2996.

• Donate to the Firefighter Burn Institute, (916) 739-8525.

• Donate to the Forest Service Penny Pines Program to replant forests after fires, (530) 265-4531.

– Dave Moller

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