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Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

Updated: 14 October 2018

Community Wildfire Protection Plan 

Dear WRA Members and the San Marcos Pass Communities:

In coming weeks the WRA will be issuing additional bulletins and posting regarding the CWPP. If you have questions, please contact the WRA by email at community@wildlandresidents.org or call the office at 805-964-7194. You can also email the Development Team through the county fire department at CWPP@countyofsb.org. Additionally, you can monitor this website and NextDoor for future notices and document postings.

San Marcos Pass-Eastern Goleta Valley  Mountainous Communites MPEGV CWPP V5 Reduced

San Marcos Pass-Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Communities CWPP Draft V3.1 2017NOV30 (Historical document)
Home Survival in Wildfire Prone Areas- Building Materials and Design Considerations Cal Fire Homeowners Checklist
Cal Fire Homeowners Checklist
Los Padres_climate change summary_Final_March 2016
EGV_SMP_Relative Hazard Rating Fuels
Development Team Memo – Timing of CEQA Compliance for CWPP

SMP CWPP Fuel Modification Guidelines – Version 2

EGV SMP Damage Run Potential San Marcos Pass

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Development Process

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DRAFT- Development Team Mtg Agenda_MAY15_2017

Fuel Treatment Effectiveness_05012017

19APR2017_draft_structure related components

Ember Exposure Zones_02232017

Development Team Meeting Notes_04172017

Draft Development Team Mtg Agenda_03062017

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Fuel Treatment Prioritizaton Process_DT_03062017
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John Smith, USFS Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Memo, 21 March 2017

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San Marcos Pass Community Wildfire Protection Plan
by: Philip Seymour, Esq. 

Counsel to the WRA 

Early last year a small group of mountain residents organized by the Wildland Residents Association and Painted Cave Volunteer Fire Department began working on preparation of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (“CWPP”). After meeting with wildfire experts from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service, and joining an environmental representative from the Urban Creeks Council, mountain representatives began meeting with a County “Working Group” assigned by County government to collaborate in preparing the CWPP. Working with County government can be challenging at times. However, after overcoming some major obstacles, the CWPP process will be going fully public on January 26, 2017. Below is a summary of relevant information about the CWPP process for mountain residents and others interested in participating in the process. [Read more →]

January 24, 2017   Comments Off on Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

In Case of Emergency

As residents of the San Marcos Pass community we have learned to be self reliant and sufficient. We frequently depend on our neighbours for a helping hand. However, in the event you see something suspicious, a traffic collision or a fire, please call 9-1-1 directly. There have been several recent incidents where people have called neighbours first. The can cause confusion and further delay emergency response should it be required. It is better to be on the safe side and report something that turns out to be nothing than to not report something real.

March 26, 2013   Comments Off on In Case of Emergency

Nextdoor

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If you are interested in what is going on locally, take a moment to join Nextdoor, a private social network for the San Marcos Pass. You can log in to sign-in at https://sanmarcospass.nextdoor.com/login/ . Nextdoor is a local network for the exclusive use of the San Marcos Pass communities. The network is not open to anyone outside the immediate community. You can provide as much or as little as you want to contribute to support our local news.

 

February 16, 2013   Comments Off on Nextdoor

20 Weeks to Preparedness

Start your year off with a worthwhile family project.

20 Weeks to Preparedness
Building a Disaster Supplies Kit Checklist
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COMMUNITY ALERT SHOW
20 Weeks to Preparedness
HERE

January 7, 2012   Comments Off on 20 Weeks to Preparedness

Ready! Set! Go!

The program Ready! Set! Go! was intorduced in May of this year to educate Southern California residents about what is now a year-round threat of wildfire.  This program is designed to gain public involvement in reducing life and property loss caused by wildfires.  Ready! Set! Go! has the following three steps:

Ready! Prepare yourself, your family and your property.

Set!  Monitor fire weather / activity and prepare to evacuate.

Go!  Leave early when directed to by public safety officials.

Ready! Set! Go! is endorsed by the Santa Barbara County Fire Chief’s Association to provide a strategic approach and a specific action plan to aid local, state and federal fire agencies in providing one unified message. Ready! Set! Go! is endorsed by the California Emergency Management Agency and FIRESCOPE. 

Listen to Community Alert, October 6, 2009: Chief Michael Mingee, Carpinteria-Summerland FPD and Captain David Sadecki, PIO, Santa Barbara County FD talk about “Read, Set, Go” on behalf of the Santa Barbara County Fire Chief’s Association.    

Learn More About Ready! Set! Go!

September 17, 2009   No Comments