When: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 3-5 PM
Where: El Molino High School Library, Forestville
Topic: Emergency Preparedness
Speakers will include:
- Fire Chief Dave Franchesci
- Forestville Fire Department Staff & Volunteers
- Supervisor Lynda Hopkins
- Michael Cuoio, President, FPA
The meeting’s being designed by our Fire Chief Dave Franchesci who has learned a lot on what works and what doesn’t when disaster hits. He knows every twisted road, every pocket canyon, every challenge we’ll face if anything like the October 2017 fires happens here.
And that works best where communities “map” their own neighborhoods. The fire fighters will meet you and your neighbors, provide key information like best escape routes, which neighbors need help getting out, who to call and what to do when you have only minutes to spare.
And you in turn, can let the firemen know where dangerous piles of fuel exist, like up my canyon for example. The Fire Department finds that the more you know from them, the more they learn from you, the safer off we all will be.
Chief Dave will introduce his staff and volunteers so you get to meet exactly who you will be counting on if disaster strikes. Once Lynda Hopkins delivers an update on the County, we’ll dive right in to start creating these neighborhood groups. We’ll even hear from folks who have already done so. There will be examples of “Go Bags” you can buy or put together yourself, plus lots of information on what you or your animals might need. It will be a great place to start sharing our concerns with those who, like us, take risks living in a lovely wooded area. Don’t miss it, I’ll put up plenty of pink signs to remind you.