Are there local community emergency exercises?

Each year CAL FIRE, Local Fire, County Office of Emergency Services (OES), and other local first responders conduct two local community wildland urban interface (WUI) exercises.  These annual exercises involve the local neighborhood groups. Fire crews visit homes to talk with residents about their properties.   Road closures, evacuations, and Code Red emergency alert notifications are all used to simulate a wildfire event.  This year one exercise has already been performed for Lake of the Pines and the second event is on June 9th for the Cement Hill/Lake Vera areas.  In addition, OES has worked with community associations to conduct further Code Red emergency alert testing in the past.

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1. What are the defensible space laws?
2. There are areas of concern in my neighborhood. What is the best way to remedy them?
3. I’ve tried talking to neighbors and working with Firewise Communities to create change but it isn’t working. Where can I report a concerning property? Can someone force them to fix it?
4. I’m a renter and my landlord is not managing the property. What should I do?
5. Where can I dispose of green waste?
6. Are there any grants available to help me pay for cleaning up my property?
7. What is permissible at the green waste drop sites?
8. Can I get a schedule of planned large clearing projects?
9. Where can I get materials for my home to make it more fire-resistant?
10. How can I find out if I’m in a Firewise Community or learn how to start one?
11. What are the building codes for vents?
12. Are there local community emergency exercises?
13. What has been the County’s community outreach effort?
14. Does the County have a wildfire plan?
15. Is there a local wildfire task force?