January 1, 2011
The Eastern Sierra County Community Fire Protection Project 2010 has started. More information about this project is available in the "Grants" area on the home page.
January 28, 2011
Reflective Address Signs
One of the first things an emergency services worker will tell you is that they lose precious moments when they can’t find an address. Whether it’s fire, medical emergency, or evacuations, emergency workers need to know where they are, and where the people who need them are.
To that end, the Sierra County Fire Safe and Watershed Council and Sierra County Fire Protection District #1, are making it possible for people to get reflective signs at a bargain price.
The signs were available from the Fire District for $20.00 each, and they were a good deal at that. Now the Fire Safe Council will help out, making it possible for people to buy the signs by selling them for only $15.00 each.
The most important thing you can do to assure that an Emergency Service Vehicle can actually find your home is to properly signify your residence with a reflective address sign. From multiple conversations with Volunteer Fire Chiefs in Sierra County, the Fire Safe and Watershed Council board agrees that this campaign to slash the cost and encourage residents to get the discounted signs will make a difference in the long run.
Emergency people in the county agree. "We have found again and again that in all parts of the county we often have great difficulty locating homes in times of a medical emergency, the calls that alert us to fire are simply easier to find because of the smoke" according to Calpine/Sattley Fire Chief Jeff McCollum.
And all you have to do is send THE SIERRA COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL a check for $15 per sign, with your name and contact information (phone number or email) to P.O. Box 210 Calpine CA 96124.
We'll need your Address Number and whether you want the sign to read Horizontaly or Vertically.
February 23, 2011
The Sierra County Fire Safe & Watershed Council
Seeks on-line submissions for a CONTRACTORS/VENDORS List
The Sierra County Fire Safe and Watershed Council, Inc. needs local contractors with at least three years experience and references who can work with the council on upcoming projects for county wide Fire Safe work.
Submit your name and contact information on our web site www.scfswc.com in the “Contact Us” area.
The SCFSWC contractor qualifications and hiring policy can be found under "Grants" in the main menu.
March 13, 2011
Alpine Fire Services Inc.
Fire Extinguisher Service in Portola
Richard Whitney at 800-696-9026 or
May 27, 2011
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (REVERSE 911)
Sierra County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county. The CodeRED system will be used to send critical communications, from evacuation notices to missing child alerts.
For more information and to sign up for notifications go to the "Sierra County" web site.
June 15, 2013