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Final "Living With Fire in Sleepy Hollow" Class this Wednesday - April 18, 6PM

The last of 3  “Living With Fire” classes will be held this Wednesday, April 18 at 6PM at the SHHA Community Center.  This class will be taught by FIRESafe MARIN Coordinator and wildfire expert Todd Lando, and Sleepy Hollow resident and retired firefighter Dan Dunnigan, and is specifically tailored to our community.  The class runs about 90 minutes, with an opportunity for discsussion and questions.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to protect your home and family from wildfire, and ask questions of wildfire experts about the state of preparedness after the 2017 North Bay wildfires.

Topics will include:

Risks and Hazards: Learn about the history of fire in Sleepy Hollow and our unique risks and hazards. What lessons can be learned from the fires in Napa/Sonoma?

Evacuation: What are the emergency warning systems? When and where do we go? What are the evacuation routes? What do we bring? How do we prepare – “The Ready, Set, Go Program.” Get involved in our Summer Evacuation Exercise and Safety Fair.

Vegetation Management: What is the WUI? What is the Ember Zone? Protecting the Hollow: find out about our ridge top fuel break, fire road maintenance and roadside vegetation clearance projects.

Defensible Space: Get ready for our 2018 Residential Inspection Program. How much clearance do you need? What plants are safe? What plants should be removed? When to remove or limb up trees.

Structural Ignitability: Tips to harden your home and make it safer: Upgrade and/or maintain: roofing, vents, windows, fencing, wooden decks, garage doors, and sprinklers.

Neighborhood Preparedness: We want your suggestions fo identifying and recruiting volunteer neighborhood preparedness coordinators to serve as local preparedness organizers.

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