Friday: Workshop on keeping wildfires at bay


The residents of Woodside and Portola Valley live in forest-like settings that are vulnerable to wildfire. A free daylong "firewise" workshop for anyone living in the Woodside Fire Protection District is set for Friday, March 25, in Independence Hall at the corner of Whiskey Hill and Woodside roads in Woodside.

The day begins at 9 a.m. and includes refreshments and lunch. To reserve one of the 50 available seats, call the fire district at 851-1594.

The workshop, "Assessing wildfire hazard in the home ignition zone," includes a two-hour field trip in the afternoon to assess the vulnerability of two residences. The day's events represent an opportunity to learn how to conduct a similar evaluation of one's own property, Town Manager Susan George said in statement.

The workshop instructor is a "nationally recognized expert in the field" and "past participants have found that they can readily apply the valuable information they gained from the session," Ms. George said.


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Posted by Lorrie D
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Mar 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

A free class to learn about how to prepare and protect your home and property from wildfire. Space still available. It may be a rainy week, but that means more vegetation in the spring -- and more fuel to burn by late summer. Get yourself to this class, residents of the Woodside Fire Protection District!

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