Thank you to those that participated in the Station #1 Focus Group meeting last Thursday. Our next meeting will be held on 6/15 at Station #2 for the plan units around that station, including Camp Eden, Coal Creek Heights, Copperdale, Wondervu and Miramonte. As part of our effort to update the current CWPP, our partners, The Ember Alliance, are gathering a lot of data on fire risk in our neighborhoods. The process of risk analysis will be shared at the Focus Group meeting.
As a reminder, the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) 2008 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) .is being updated this year. The District is divided into 15 separate communities, called Plan Units. Each of these will be evaluated in the new CWPP using scientific fire behavior modeling and risk analysis. The new CWPP will outline step-by-step, prioritized fire mitigation recommendations for each Plan Unit. To learn more and to help be part of the process, the residents of each Plan Unit are urged to attend an informational and interactive Focus Group meeting at their local fire station.
At the Focus Groups you’ll learn about risk ratings specific to your community, including:
- How long it would actually take to drive the evacuation routes in a wildfire mass evacuation.
- How evacuation routes are judged to be “nonsurvivable” in the event of wildfire.
- Why community-wide fuels mitigation is needed to protect homes, entire neighborhoods, and our volunteer firefighters.
- Simple things which can be done in the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) to give your home a fighting chance to survive a wildfire.
- Why and how your input will benefit the completed CWPP.
Your Fire Department respectfully asks you to become involved in the process. Voicing your concerns and insights is vital to producing a CWPP that addresses the fire mitigation needs of the CCCFPD and all CCC residents.