Learn how you can reduce the risk of a wildland fire damaging your home at the next Rotary Club of Carson City meeting. Carson City Fire Department Wildland Fuels Officer Rodd Rummel will give a presentation on Fire and Fuel Reductions to Rotarians and guests. The public is welcome to attend the meeting which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 23 at noon in the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom.
The Carson City Fire Department offers educational and fuel reduction programs to help local residents protect their homes and property. One program provides a dumpster or trailer to home owners living near wildland fuels areas. “We make it easier for homeowners to clear the area around their homes” Rummel said. “The department delivers the dumpster or trailer to the home, a few days later we pick it up and haul away the shrubs, sage brush and other potential fuels. This year to date we have removed more than 268 tons of fuels from local homes.” Rummel points out that many structures that burn during a wildland fire do so because of embers falling on fuels near the house. “It’s so important to create defensible space around your home. It could keep the fire from reaching the structure and it gives firefighters a greater chance of saving your home.”
Anyone interested in learning more about wildland fire prevention is welcome to attend the meeting. To do so email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
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