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See what one of your neighbors in Bonny Doon has done to mitigate fire danger around their house.

posted Mar 25, 2019, 5:08 PM by Joe Christy   [ updated Mar 27, 2019, 10:35 AM ]
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10am to Noon, LizAnne and Ken Jensen, on behalf of BDFSC will present a workshop on Wildfire Preparations at  377 Westdale Drive (directions and parking below). It will feature:
  • Demonstration of roof sprinkler system
  • Demonstration of eve mister system
  • Demonstration of pool high-pressure water pump
  • Creating a Photo inventory
  • Evacuation checklists – broken out by how much time you have (10 minutes, 2-hours, 8-hours)
  • Signage with instructions for firefighters
  • The importance of Ham radio when other communications are down
  • Demonstration of seven 1-1/2" fire hose run outs to protect property
  • Multiple strategies for making structures more fire resistant
    • Five-foot defensible space around structures (what we've done and what still needs to be done)
    • Thirty-foot defensible space (what we've done and what still needs to be done)
    • One hundred foot defensible space (what we've done and what still needs to be done)
    • Collaboration with neighbors: homegrown shaded fuel break connected to neighbor's property
  • Backup Water Sources: Two 5000 gallon holding tanks and 12000-gallon pool and how we plan to use them
  • Backup Generator and Booster Pump
  • Neighborhood Alarm System
  • Tour of Fuel reduction work along Westdale Drive
Address: 377 Westdale Drive (enter from Pine Flat, go .4 mile down Westdale. Drive is on the left. Open black gates at the bottom, 377 prominently displayed on gates. Additional parking at 415 Westdale Drive
 
Contact info: LizAnne and Ken Jensen, 831.425.7001 or lizkenjensen@gmail.com

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