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Fire incident and evacuation planning

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From page A5 | March 24, 2014 |

EDITOR:

On Saturday, March 8, over 60 residents of Logtown attended a fire incident and evacuation discussion at Station 44 in Logtown.

Battalion Chief Mike Webb from Cal Fire researched the fire history in our area and developed likely wildfire scenarios for the community. He was the “Incident Commander” and displayed maps of the ignition source, and the fire’s progression. He captivated the audience with his management of resources and deployment of resources.

He was joined by Battalion Chief Ken Earle, from the Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District. Chief Earle described structure protection tactics and strongly suggested that residents create defensible space to give the firefighters a better chance to save their home.

Deputy Jamie Morgan from the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Service described evacuation procedures unique to our area. He also encouraged residents to plan for evacuation and have a “to go” kit ready.

Tami Martin from the American Red Cross complimented Deputy Morgan’s presentation by informing residents of what to expect when they arrived at the evacuation center or shelter. She relayed personal experiences in assisting disaster victims in Katrina and other mass evacuations.

Officer Henry Brzezinski from El Dorado County Animal Services provided valuable information about what to do and what not to do with animals large and small. He described the animal shelters that would be made available and encouraged animal owners to plan and practice for evacuation. There were several “lessons learned” that we will use to improve the exercises as we expand the exercises to other parts of the county.

It was a very successful event and we wish to thank all the participants and their agencies for their time and energy.

PAT DWYER
Chairman, El Dorado County Fire Safe Council & Logtown Fire Safe Council

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