Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Dear Residents,

          The San Luis Obispo County Fire Safe Council notified the Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services that it was unsuccessful in obtaining grant funds to continue with the hazard reduction “chipping program” for 2016-2017.

         Although this year is expected to bring more rainfall to our area with the El Nino weather pattern, we still have suffered from an unprecedented 4 year drought. The Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services are encouraging residents to remain diligent in the removal of vegetative growth to decrease the fire probability and potential fire growth.  The goal is to reduce the ladder fuels and highly combustible brush along with following the city’s weed abatement program. In the absence of the Chipping Program the Department is reminding residents to utilize the green waste recycling or the Fire Hazard Reduction Burning Program. When utilizing the Fire Hazard Reduction Burning Program, please be sure you maintain compliance with the burning regulations. Failure to follow the burning regulations will result in a citation and is subject to penalty under the City of Atascadero Municipal Code. To find out more about burn season please CLICK HERE.

          Wildland Fire Safety Checklist to help residents in preparing for Wildfire. The 2015 Fire Season was catastrophic throughout California, overwhelming fire resources and causing significant property loss. To protect lives and property for the upcoming fire seasons it is paramount that residents are staying prepared and creating Defensible Space around their homes. For more information visit www.wildlandfireRSG.org/Resident and download your personal Ready, Set Go Action Plan today.

        The Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services appreciate your continued support and participation in our efforts towards making the Community Wildland Fire Safe and Prepared. 



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