Lake of the Pines Firewise Community hosts fire panel and disaster relief effort |

Lake of the Pines Firewise Community hosts fire panel and disaster relief effort

The Lake of the Pines Firewise Community in collaboration with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, Cal Fire, Higgins Fire District and American Red Cross will host a fire panel discussion and disaster relief effort at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Lake of the Pines Clubhouse.

This event is open to members of the Lake of the Pines Association and their invited guests.

With thousands of Californians displaced from their homes due to ongoing wildfires, many people still need basic education on how to prepare for this inevitable natural disaster. Those attending will learn how to develop an emergency evacuation plan for their family and pets, understand how to sign up for emergency notifications on their cell phones, create defensible space and the services offered by the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County to aid them in these goals. Current fire incident information, local fire protection resources and fire prevention methods will be discussed by a variety of guest speakers.

The Lake of the Pines Firewise Community Committee is asking for residents to assist the American Red Cross with disaster relief efforts by making a financial contribution to them. The American Red Cross has well-established disaster relief programs and they are best suited to deliver services to those currently affected by wildfires in California. Donations may be made online at: People donating may designate their donation to “California Wildfire Victims” or specify a specific fire event if they have connections to these affected areas by naming the County the wildfire was in by a notation on their check or online with their donation form.

The Fire Safe Council would like to remind our residents that it is not a matter of IF a wildfire will occur in our community, only when and where it will happen. The Fire Safe Council is a nonprofit, local volunteer based organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire prevention education, fire break clearing projects and creating Firewise Communities/USA.

For those unable to attend the even, contact the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at: or call 530-272-1122.

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