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DRAFT Wildfire Hazard & WUI AREA Assessment Published

Dear Sleepy Hollow Resident,

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The Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District (SHFPD) is proud to announce that through our investment in prevention projects we have achieved national accreditation as a Firewise Community/USA®.  In addition, we have completed the first draft of our Wildfire Hazard and Wildland Urban Interface Area Assessment and Report.  The document is now available on our website (www.shfpd.org/firewise).  Highlights include: Comprehensive Risk and Hazard Assessment, Wildfire Preparedness and Planning, Public Education, Evacuation Preparation, Vegetation Management and Reducing Structural Ignitability.   We strongly encourage you to review this very comprehensive report and attend a planning meeting to be held at the Sleepy Hollow Community Center on Saturday, February 4 at 9:00AM.

REVIEW DRAFT REPORT

Report Review Timeline

  1. Saturday, February 4, 9:00AM-12:00PM @ Community Center: Public Planning Meeting

    1. Document review

    2. Questions and Answers

    3. Public Comment

  1. January 15 – February 12

    1. Written comment accepted as well as email and/or online at our website (www.shfpd.org/firewise)

  1. Friday February 17

    1. Final draft will be posted online

    2. New open period for email and online comment

  1. Saturday, March 11, 10:00AM-12:00PM at Community Center: SHFPD Board meeting

    1. Short review of final draft and process

    2. Public comment on final draft

    3. Consideration of acceptance of report

When the planning is complete and the document is finalized, we will conduct a strategic planning process to develop a timeline for implementation of various projects.  We anticipate that several projects will be started in the Spring of 2017.   For implementation of our strategic plan to be successful, community support and participation is essential.   We believe this plan will be the roadmap to making us the best prepared Fire District in the County, if not the State.

Please refer to our website (www.shfpd.org/firewise) for additional information and/or to email the Plan Manager, Rich Shortall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you have any questions.

Rich Shortall
SHFPD Director/President

Tom Finn
SHFPD Director/Secretary

Chris Warner
SHFPD Director/Treasurer

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