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11/16/2019 - Services This Saturday for EPFD Board Director, Veteran & Retired Battalion Chief Thomas J. Sullivan
Arnold, CA...It is with deep regret that the Ebbetts Pass Fire District must announce the passing of one of our Board of Directors Thomas J. Sullivan. Tom passed away on Saturday November 9, 2019 at his home in Arnold. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 16 at 1:00 PM at Ebbetts Pass Fire District Station 1, located at 1037 Blagen Road in Arnold, CA 95223.


After the funeral service, his wife, Jackie, and his family would like to invite you to celebrate the life of Tom Sullivan at a reception to be held at the Independence Hall located at 1445 Blagen Rd, Arnold, CA 95223. The Family has requested that anyone planning on attending the Celebration of Life to please R.S.V.P. by emailing Ebbetts Pass Fire District at epfd@epfd.org

Tom had served for over 24 years on the Board of Directors for the Ebbetts Pass Fire District. Tom was a Veteran of the United States Army and a retired Battalion Chief from Orange County Fire.

Tom started his career with Orange County Fire in 1960 retiring in 1987. In 1994, Tom became a Director for the Ebbetts Pass Fire District where his knowledge, guidance and direction helped to evolve our current Fire District.
11/13/2019 - Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit's Whittle Prescribed Burn Now Scheduled for Ignition November 13th
Angels Camp, CA...The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) will conduct a prescribed burn in Calaveras County. On November 13th and 14th, 2019, approximately 450 acres of grass, chamise, and oak understory will be burned on the Whittle Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) site, west of Angels Camp, along the east side of Fowler Peak. The prescribed burn will reduce hazardous fuel loading within the project area. Smoke will be visible from Angels Camp, Highway 49 and Highway 4. Burning will be conducted from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. each day.


This project was originally scheduled for October but was postponed due to weather conditions that were not conducive to burning. Weather conditions are expected to be favorable November 13th and 14th.
Follow us on Twitter: @CALFIRETCU and on Facebook @CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit

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11/08/2019 - Prescribed Burn Planned on Save the Redwoods League Property, Ignition Anticipated November 8th
Arnold, CA...Save the Redwoods League in cooperation with the Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression Inc. and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a prescribed burn on or around Friday, November 8, 2019 on its property adjacent to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on the northeast side. The goal is to complete the 20-acre Oak Leaf Spring unit (see yellow polygon on the map below). Ignition is expected to be completed in one day. The 20 acres were previously thinned, reducing the fuel loading and allowing for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through a Proposition 1 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and a California Climate Investments - Forest Health grant from CAL FIRE, both agencies of the State of California.


This burn is part of Save the Redwoods League’s stewardship program for vegetation management,
hazardous fuel load reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement. Prescribed burns enhance the health of
the forest by removing diseased materials, restoring essential nutrients to the soil, and reducing the chance
of a catastrophic wildfire. Through forest thinning and reduction of fire fuels, an ecologically healthy
forest system can be maintained. An additional benefit of this prescribed burn includes buffer protection
for the State Parks’ South Grove of giant sequoias.

Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. To minimize the smoke impacts on
surrounding communities, burns are planned and coordinated with CAL FIRE and the Tuolumne County
Air District. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke
dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the burns will be
rescheduled.

Communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines,
Blue Lake Spring, and Arnold, may experience smoke from the burning operations. Save the Redwoods
League is working with the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Districts to limit impacts to smoke
sensitive areas.

Both Highway 4 and the Walter W. Smith Parkway will remain open but may experience delays due to
smoke and other hazards. Please obey all warning signs.

Questions or comments about the projects or about the stewardship program should be directed to
Anthony Castanos at (415) 362-2352.
10/21/2019 - Prescribed Burns Planned to Begin Week of October 21st at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Arnold, CA...California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a series of prescribed burns beginning on or around the week of October 21, 2019 through the end of November in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is to complete 382 acres this fall (see maps below). Ignitions are expected to occur when weather conditions are favorable and adequate resources are available. Some of the units have been previously thinned to reduce the fuel loading, which allows for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through Propositions 84 and 1 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, an agency of the State of California.



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These burns are part of the prescribed fire program for vegetation management, hazardous fuel load reduction, wildlife habitat improvement, enhance the health of the forest by removing diseased materials, restoring essential nutrients to the soil, and reducing the chance of a catastrophic wildfire. Through forest thinning and prescribed fire, an ecologically healthy forest system can be restored and maintained. Additional benefits of these prescribed burns include protection for the Big Trees developments (Visitors Center, campground, etc.), and the North Grove of giant sequoias.

Pile burning will also take place throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons within the North and South Grove and along the Big Trees Village and Blue Lake Spring park boundaries.

Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. The burns are planned and coordinated with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Districts in order to minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the burns will be rescheduled.

Communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines, Blue Lake Spring and Arnold may experience smoke from the burning operations. California State Parks is working with the Calaveras and Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Districts to limit impacts to smoke sensitive areas.

Both Highway 4 and the Walter W. Smith Parkway will remain open but may experience delays due to smoke and other hazards. The Parkway may experience short-term closures prior to the end of season closure. Some public campsites and dirt roads near the burn areas will be closed to public access during prescribed burn operations including the East and West Moran Roads, East and West 5000 Foot Roads, as well as the South Rim Road. Please obey all warning signs.

For questions or comments about the projects or about the prescribed burn program, contact Jackie Olavarria at (209) 984-8703.
10/03/2019 - Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks Completion Calaveras County Emergency Communications Tower
San Andreas, CA...The American Red Cross invites members of the news media and citizens of Calaveras County to a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating completion of the county’s new communications tower. The tower project a joint effort between the American Red Cross, Calaveras County Water District and the Sheriff’s Office that is designed to improve radio coverage and capabilities for first responders, while making the system more robust.


The tower project began after one of the county’s communications towers was damaged in the Butte Fire in September 2015. At that time a second tower was rendered inoperable during the fire because massive amounts of smoke disrupted solar panels that provide it with electricity.

The loss of the two towers caused an interruption to communication capabilities across approximately half of Calaveras County. Sheriff’s deputies and mutual aid unites responding to evacuated or endangered citizens had limited, if any, communications capabilities.

Thanks to the generosity of donors who supported Red Cross relief and recovery efforts during and after the Butte Fire, the Red Cross was able to provide a grant worth nearly $108,000 to fully fund the tower construction project.

The project was made possible through the cooperation of the Calaveras County Water District, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Volunteer Unit, Calaveras Information Technology Department, and the Friends of the Calaveras Sheriff’s Office.

Location: Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, 1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive, San Andreas, CA 95249
Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
Time: 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Debbie Calcote at (209) 346-1854 or Red Cross Communications Director Steve Walsh at (916) 208-4058.

About the American Red Cross Gold Country Region:

The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit redcross.org/GoldCountry. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter and Facebook (@ARCGoldCountry) or by visiting our blog at https://capitalcrosswords.com.
10/06/2019 - 2019 Fire Prevention Week 1ST Responder /Public Service Day
Groveland, CA...Fire Prevention Week 2019 will be kicking off Sunday, Oct 6th and run through Sat, Oct 12th. Tuolumne County Fire, CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit , and Groveland Community Service District will be hosting a 1st Responder/Public Service Day at Mary Laveroni Park in Groveland on Sunday, Oct 6th from 10 AM to 2 PM. We intend for this event to highlight public safety messages by local agencies but also highlight various services available to the Groveland area residents and visitors. The agencies will have booths to visit, provide information, interactive activities and demonstrations, as well as food available for purchase. A great opportunity for Groveland to come together, have fun and learn what public service agencies have to offer the community.


To close out Fire Prevention Week we will also be having an open house at Mono Village Station 51, Cedar Ridge Station 58, and Jamestown Station 76 on Saturday, Oct 12th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

For additional information on Fire Prevention Week 2019 visit https://www.nfpa.org/


Follow us on Facebook @ Tuolumne County Fire Department, Twitter @tuolumnecofire, and Instagram @ tuolumnecountyfire, Facebook @ Groveland Community Service District



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09/16/2019 - State Department of Insurance Town Hall Meeting With State of California Insurance Commissioner Rica
San Andreas, CA...State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and his staff will host a Town Hall Meeting on Monday September 16, 2019 at 6 pm. The Town Hall will be held at San Andreas Town Hall, 24 Church Hill Road, San Andreas, CA. The Insurance Commissioner will present about the current state of getting and maintaining homeowner’s insurance in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). This informational discussion will provide statewide trend data, consumer protection laws update and risk reduction through prevention and mitigation. The public is invited to attend and share personal experiences with insurance nonrenewal and rate increases with the Commissioner and his staff. (Editor's Note...Below is our video from the meeting in Tuolumne County. Let's hope past is not prologue and they come prepared with more concrete solutions)










For more information, contact the County Administrative Office, 209.754.6025
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