Greetings from the Homewood HOA Firewise Committee. A huge thank you to Joe Barron for taking the lead to ensure our HOA Firewise application was submitted.
On August 14, 2021, the Caldor Fire sparked; it wasn’t contained until Thursday, October 21st. A total of 221,835 acres burned and is recorded as the 2nd most destructive fire in California history. It was in our backyard and places as close as Tahoma were on evacuation alert. In response, Homewood’s HOA created a Firewise Committee for the purpose of getting Homewood Firewise. Being a Firewise community means that should fire enter Homewood, our fire department knows we are a Firewise Community and, therefore, have confidence that if given adequate firefighting resources, there is a better chance for quick containment.
On the HOA website you will find two documents: Time & Expense Investment document & a homeowner’s Expense Tracking Worksheet. Create a file and keep this information handy as the HOA will need your documentation to submit our annual compliance info. As you read this info, you’ll learn activities you already do for property maintenance qualify for compliance. You’ll also learn about ways to be more Firewise.
Let’s use the memory of Caldor’s devastation as encouragement to be Firewise, always! If you haven’t already, join us by creating your defensible areas. And while you’re at, encourage your neighbors to understand how easy it is to participate and ask join you in being Firewise, also.
For more information, Contact Joe Barron @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-308-0170.