The Fire District provides a variety of programs. Some are focused on the community at large and some are focused on the resident. All programs offered by the Fire District directly benefit the entire community and the greater region, whether they are community-focused or resident-focused.
Some Fire District programs are community-focused, meaning they benefit the entire community, regardless of resident participation, though residents are encouraged to participate in these programs and projects. For example, Evacuation Route projects are mainly conducted on the public right-of-way, along District Roads. However, when residents along those project routes participate in the project, the Fire District is able to clear hazardous vegetation further from the roadway, improving visibility and increasing the effectiveness of the evacuation route.
The Fire District also offers resident-focused programs, which require individuals to proactively participate by using fire-science guidelines to clear their properties of hazardous fire fuel such as dead and downed trees, and create defensible space around buildings on their property to help reduce the chance of home ignition from blowing embers; disposing of fire-hazardous waste like pruned tree limbs and brush, and registering for District services. While participation in these projects is the responsibility of the resident, they greatly benefit the community at large. The programs highlighted below are available to all Fire District residents, free of charge in most cases (see details for each program):
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