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Msg from Fire Marshal Denise Enea - Summer Fire Safety/Reminder Fireworks Prohibited

Post Date:06/22/2018 11:21 AM


Message from Fire Marshal, Denise Enea


PV Residents -

If you have not yet completed your mowing or annual defensible space cleanup of your property or your home..…its time!  This weekend is forecasted to be very warm and we discourage any type of mechanical mowing in extreme temperatures. Maintaining your property by mowing annual grasses, removing dead vegetation and reducing the size and height of bushes near your home and the perimeter of your property is crucial to the survivability of your home.  Be extra cautious when barbecuing with real charcoal, and only propane and natural fire pits are legal in the Fire District. Remember that rags from certain stains, wood oils and painting projects must be disposed of properly (bucket of water) so they do not spontaneously combust. Also let this be a friendly reminder that NO Fireworks (including Safe & Sane) are allowed in Portola Valley. 

Woodside Fire has launched a new page on our web site and it has amazing how to videos and information about home hardening and defensible space: If you have any questions about fire safety around your home or property please do not hesitate to contact us and we are happy to assist.

Thank you all for doing your part to make our community more resilient to wildfire.


Denise Enea
Fire Marshal
Woodside Fire Protection District
tel 650 851-6206  fax 650 366-1973


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