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General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) in Cazadero

General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) in Cazadero

Story by Mike Nicholls During and following the Walbridge Fire in 2020. Cazadero had no 911 service for days – our telephone landline provider, Frontier Communications experienced a central office back-up battery failure, Comcast/Xfinity failed once their battery...

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How to Set Up a FREE Risk Assessment of Your Home

How to Set Up a FREE Risk Assessment of Your Home

From Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention: Take a critical step to reduce wildfire risks to your home by scheduling your FREE structure risk assessment today! Our home hardening contractors will identify the highest risks to your home and provide you with a personalized list...

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Burn Pile Guide Tips

Burn Pile Guide Tips

Before you begin burning piles of debris, please make sure you have a current 2023-2024 burn permit, and that you call before you burn! And remember, Occidental, Camp Meeker, Monte Rio, and Forestville residents have free chipping service. Apply for chipping here....

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Budget-Friendly Home Hardening Tips

Budget-Friendly Home Hardening Tips

Three resources for hardening your home that won't break the bank: A FREE Wildfire Risk Guide: Your personalized home evaluation report is organized to help you prioritize the actions you need to take to prepare for wildfire.  Budget-Friendly Vents: Vents are an entry...

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Fire-Resistant Landscaping 

Fire-Resistant Landscaping 

Are there fire safe plants? Yes and no. Remember, any plant can burn under the right conditions.  One way to help reduce your wildfire risk is to use fire-resistant landscaping around your home.   Look for plants with these characteristics: Able to...

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Easy Home Hardening Weekend Project

Easy Home Hardening Weekend Project

The reality is, there are many, many home-hardening activities you can tackle—with no money and only a little of your time. Carve out some time, learn how to reduce risk and protect your home with a few simple chores and a trip to the hardware store. What can you do...

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The Five Least Expensive Home Hardening Projects 

The Five Least Expensive Home Hardening Projects 

VENTS: UNDER-EAVE, ATTIC AND CRAWL SPACE  WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Attic, roof and foundation vents can be entry points for embers and flames. Embers that enter the attic or crawl space can ignite combustible debris that can accumulate in these spaces and also combustible...

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Important Resources for Backup Power Solutions

Important Resources for Backup Power Solutions

There are many different backup power solutions that vary in size, cost, fuel and more. If you think a backup power solution may be appropriate for your home or business, PG&E has resources available that can help you with your choice. Learn more about backup...

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Public Safety Power Shutoff

Public Safety Power Shutoff

A Message from PG&E For public safety, we may turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted. This is called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS.” When possible, we will email, phone, or text...

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