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.waves.cicverdalereveiiiemom August 15, 2019 The Cloverdale Reveille Page 3 Commentary Close to home: Fire preparedness is a community responsibility By The Fourth District Block Captains hether you call it weed abatement, vegetation ‘ } management or just plain old weed eating, folks, it has to be done. California’s most recent . catastrophic wildfires including the Valley, Carr, Woolsey and Camp, all occurred between July and November. No reminder is necessary for the Tubbs, Atlas and Nuns fires that destroyed well over 6,000 homes on Oct. 9, 2017. Wildfire season is here. It is well established and has been extensively publicized that creating a defensible space on your property may save your home from destruction. The Fourth Supervisorial District block captains, initially organized by Supervisor James Gore, have been meeting weekly since the October 2017 fires which destroyed our homes. The block captains, along with the community of north county fire survivors whom we represent, have been dealing daily with all the issues of fire recovery from insurance nightmares, finding contractors and researching many aspects of making our community more resilient. The block captains group has been relaying to our communities information presented at our weekly meetings from the numerous public and private organizations involved in the recovery effort. For those in the county who were not directly affected by the threat of fire, it may not be on your radar screen. The block captains are here to sound the alarm that this can , happen to you. You can wake up one morning to find your house destroyed along with all your belongings. Drive around our beautiful county with fire fuel load in mind. It’s scary. Each of us needs to do what we can to reduce high weeds and low lying and dead tree branches. County Fire Code Chapter 13A requires that properties of less than five acres comply with defensible space measures. The CalFire website outlines the steps to take to allow your home to withstand wildfires. Fire and county ofiicials are out inspecting properties now for Chapter 13A compliance. Take as yours. the first step to manage vegetation on your property and remember to do the work in the .cooler mornings and definitely not on Red Flag days. Beyond these inspections we owe it to each other to get fuel loads reduced. Many property owners had done the'necessary fire prevention work before the October fire, but a neighbor? I i who had been negligent may have provided fuel that destroyed . the responsible property owner’s home. This is our social 2. V, contract; we’re all in this together with a community , , approach. This realization of community has been a positive. outcome of the October fires. ~ ‘ Do your part and get those weeds mOWed and those limbs ‘l trimmed back. Follow CalFire guidelines tocreate a real ' defensible space. Maybe walk over to your neighbor and give them a friendly reminder that could save their home, as well Start or join a COPE (Citizens Organizing to Prepare for Emergencies) group and ask your local fire official to Come to a neighborhood gathering to talk about fire safety. Create a family emergency plan and make a “go bag" with valuable documents and essential items if you have to evacuate on short notice. Work with local fire agencies to identify . evacuation routes and to identify neighbors who may need extra assistance in an emergency. Look at ways to harden your house by upgrading to fire resistant siding, roofing, cave and window materials. The Fourth District Block Captains feel responsible to share our lessons learned. A long fire season is here, take steps to protect your families and your neighbors. Our county is doing a tremendous job of recovering from the October, 2017 ‘ fires and making a more resilient community. Please do your part to prepare because more fires are coming. As we approach the'two year anniversary of the fires, acknowledge the new normal in which we now live. Fire season is here. We ignore these warnings at our peril. GLOVERDALE POLICE LOG The following are excerpted from Cloverdale Police Department daily log entries ' MONDAY, AUG. 5 4:29 pm. Suspicious vehicle occupied on Vista View Drive. Reporting party reports she has a security camera on her property and it shows a white GMC pickup in her driveway for the last five minutes. Per the reporting party, nobody should be on her property. Gone on arrival. 5:31 pm. Suspicious person at business on South Cloverdale Boulevard. Male in khaki jeans, brown hair, with no shirt on is in the store, bothering barista. . 6:09pm. Juvenile problem on Treadway Court. Reportlngparly requests extra patrol‘for juveniles riding their bikes in the middle of the road. “ I. TUESDAY, AUG. 12:23 am. Animal complaint on Merlot Drive. Reporting party reports dog attacked and injured an opossum" in the backyard. 8:01 am. Suspicious person on Old Redwood Highway. Reporting party reports a female acting suspicious, came into the business electrical department. 8:03 pm. Suspicious person at business on South Cloverdale Boiilevard. Reporting party reports male causing a verbal disturbance. Subject used the restroom and has been loitering in the store for 15 minutes, has been asked to leave. THURSDAY, AUG. 9:50 am. Suspicious circumstances at Champlain Avenue and North Cloverdale Boulevard. Anonymous caller reports an older male passed out in ayehicle at a stop sign. ; 12:39 pqmr‘Generic file wining; north endwof River Park Caller repbits‘smoke seen from the freeway at the McCray side of’the River Park. Fire is on scene and reports that itis’an old fire that keeps flaring up. This may happen a few more times due to the amount of debris underground. i. 4:20 pm. Warrant arrest at Old Redwood Highway and US 101. Officer reports citation to‘ appear on countywarrant. party reports flock of wild turkeys in center median. SATURDAY, AUG. 10 2:36 am. Noise disturbance at business on North Main Street. Reporting party reports young female having a party, loud music and yelling all night. Reporting party believes female is 18 years old and drinking. 5:41 pm. Juvenile problem on Sherwood Circle. Reporting party reports a 12-year-old male with a juvenile passenger driving a green Honda. -, 7:02 pm. Neighborhooddispute on tKlngs Circle. Reporting paity’reports she believes her neighbor vandalized the lock to her front door. ' SUNDAY, AUG. 11 12:59 am. Reckless driving on Commercial and West Second streets. Reporting party reports hearing someone spinning donuts near this v intersection and shortly after heard a bunch of bottles breaking. Unable to locate. 1:07 am. Drunk driving on Dina Street and Sonoma Ready Day prepares community for disasters The County of Sonoma invites the community to attend Sonoma Ready Day on Sept. 8, from 10 am. until 3 pm, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. I Sonoma Ready Day is a free event offering emergency ? preparedness resburces, “demenstrations, short lectures, emergency vehicle displays and tools to educate and empower community members to withstand and recover from disasters. Thanks to a generous $100,000 donation from the Tribal Council of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, 2,400 free emergency kits will be available to attendees on a I first-come, first-served basis. “Hosting an emergency preparedness 'fair for Sonoma County has been a dream of mine for a long time,” said District 3 Supervisor Shirlee Zane. “Everyone plays a role in disaster preparedness. Sonoma Ready Day will teach community members how to be more prepared so they can in turn help their neighbors and loved ones during a disaster. We are all in this together.” “We are happy these free . kits can help everyone who needs them. Increasingly, as a CLOVERDAL consequence of the climate emergency, we must be prepared for disasters that can affect our community,” said Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris. The emergency kits are designed to provide two people with essential emergency supplies for three days. This represents the length of time FEMA estimates one may be without basic services, or how long it may take first responders to reach survivors in the event of a disaster. Sonoma Ready Day will feature resource tables and lectures hosted by first responders, community leaders, health professionals and local and state agencies. Emergency vehicles will be on display, including a visit from Sheriffs Office helicopter, Henry 1. Admission and parking are free and there will be food trucks on-site for food purchases, in addition to various free activities for kids. Both American Sign Language (ASL) and Spanish language interpreters will be available. For more information, visit SonomaReadyDay.org. —— Submitted by Public Affairs Office, County of Sonoma E FIRE LOG The following are excerpted from Cloverdale Fire Protection District daily log entries MONDAY, AUG. 5 1:01 pm. Rescue at Stewards Point. Assist Geyserville Fire with a hiker down at Lake Sonoma. Transported to Kaiser. 7:46 pm. Public assist on North Jefferson Street for a male patient with a ground level fall. No transport. 8:03 pm. Medical aid on Porterfield Creek Road for a female patient with a gr0und level fall. Transported to Sutter. TUESDAY, AUG. 6 7:38 am. Medical aid on West Brookside Drive for an 82-yearold female feeling weak. No transport. 8:19 pm. Smoke check on Crocker Road for a report of smoke seen near the First Street Bridge. Small campfire only, occupants advised. Drive for a female with difficulty breathing. Transported to Sutter. 5:10 am. Medical aid on Stonegate Circle for a female with chest pains. Transported to Sutter. 5:12 am. Medical aid on Clark Street for a male patient with difficulty breathing. Transported to Sutten . 8:23 am. Medicalaid on Porteitield Creek Drive for al93-year-old male with aground levél fall. Pick up and put back. ‘ r - i SATURDAY, AUG. 10 X 2:05 am. Medical aid on Healdsburg Avenue for a 76-year- old male with a ground level fall and hip pain. Transported to Healdsburg General Hospital. 4:06 pm. Smoke check on Cherry 9:34pm. Medical aid on Cottage. , CreelgRoadMnable to locate. ‘. Couit for a 41—year-old femalegin’ ‘ :lopkin Jarth on. » I . ‘ t 9 gap Mmoke check aid to r I . 7:59 pm.v»Suspicious circunistagcesat business Clark Avenue. Whitengyctaipjckiiws swerving ‘lliiijbfiiiSHSpICiouscircumstances at bdsinessw i v' i ‘ on East-Fits! Sfieet‘RéliOfli- "i ' :3, .._j;’fia.gil§;§itation to appear? r .. kl’flw '.. I ’isttTregdway Drive. Reporting ppmreppns, theftgm trials ensign; aringgajiiilackihfitgm‘ 8. him” 7135,39, Disturbance at business Railroad ‘ pain. Transported to Suffer. I \ in progress. Officer reports stolen items returned and dark pants s trying 'to‘p’r'y dpen‘ e ‘ "Avenue: Caller reports fight in the back area, v and teh store declined prosecution. newspaper stand. Unfounded. unknown weapons, number of people. WEDNESDAY, AUG- 7 SUNDAY. AUG- 1‘1 1:38 am. Medical aid on Railroad Avenue for a male with a shoulder ‘ injury from a fight. Transported to Healdsburg General Hospital. 6:42 am. Smoke check on Asti Road for a report of smoke seen from the freeway. Agricultural . g A burning in a vineyard only. 10:18 pm. Suspicious circumstances on East ' First and North East streets. Reporting party reports approximately three people hanging out in a silver pickup behind the laundromat. 5:39 pm. Suspicious person at business on ‘North Cloverdale Boulevard. Reporting party reports male subject, sitting on a bench across' the street pointing at the business. FRIDAY, AUG. 9 2:11 am. Petty theft report on Muscat Drive. Reporting party reports someone came on to 6:56 pm. Suspicious circumstances on Debmar Lane. Old gray Toyota with a camper shell, two people pulled up in front of house, looking like their porch and stole her son's black BMX bike. 2:26 am. Suspicious circumstances at business on South Cloverdale Boulevard. Reporting party Reporting party says they are drinking. peeing on buildings, talking loudly and playing music. 11:01 pm. Juvenile problem on South Foothill THURSDAY, AUG. 8 10:32 am. Medical aid on Chelsea 11:02 am. Medical aid on Cherry Creek road for a male patient with a catheter issue. Transported to Healdsburg General Hospital. Circle for a male patient feeling ill, 5:46 pm. Vegetation fire at Highway Boulevard and Cherry Creek Road. Group of with possible heart issues. about six juveniles playing tag. Reporting party reports a male on a bike is breaking into a black they were counting pills. Unable tolocate. car in frontof this location; lights to locate. . ,,i,WEDNESDAY, Agar. 7:34 anngoniesriclastedinedentpniuuscai is unsure if they are playing tag or what they are Transported to Sutter. 101 and Citnis Fair. 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