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From the President

 

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Michael S. Williams
President-Executive Director

March 2018

Greetings,

It did not take long for the real impact of the Thomas Fire to prove out with flooding and the prospects of additional storm damage well into the future. Indeed, the memory and impact of the Thomas and Whittier fires will remain with us for some time as the financial, environmental and personal impacts continue to present themselves as the true cost to all of us has yet to be fully realized.  Moreover, at least seventeen bills are working their way through the state legislature that could have a profound impact on every homeowner and the ability to obtain affordable insurance in the future. Indeed, it is not too early to start clearing around your home to ensure that your property is ready for  the next wildfire.

Training continues for our new fire fighters and community support members. This includes wildland firefighting, incident command, policy and procedures, communications, first aid, hazardous materials, driving, local orientation, training field trips and live fire exercises.

The San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department has been asked to assist in the burning of various brush piles throughout the community. If you have a pile and need assistance please give us a call at 964-7104. We also have the chipper available as an option to burning.

The WRA Board will be developing an updated marketing plan over the next couple of months. If you have an idea or suggestion please do not hesitate to let us know.

A drone committee has been established to research the purchase and use of a drone for emergency response, training, mapping and response planning. Today’s technology opens the door to many possibilities as to how public safety agencies can respond to emergencies. Locally, the ability to move quickly to obtain information on incidents is critical. By coordinating our efforts with county agencies we can compliment our efforts to better dispatch resources.

The WRA is here for the entire San Marcos Pass Community and welcomes your comments and suggestions.  If we can be of assistance please give us a call at 964-7194 or email community@wildlandresidents.org.

 

Michael S. Williams
President-Executive Director

WRA Annual Report 2017
2017 Profit and Loss Standard
2017 Balance Sheet Standard


Bylaws of the Wildland Residents Association
WRA Tri-fold brochure

2010 Strategic Fire Plan for California (Current 2018)
California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Homeowner’s Summary of Fire Prevention and Loss Reduction Laws
California Forest Practice Rules 2017