The last Yolo County Fire Safe Council meeting of 2023 happened on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 via Zoom from 4:00-5:00 pm. The meeting kicked off with member announcements (including a review of highway roadside signs with high fire warnings) and a clarification on quorum requirements and general Yolo County Fire Safe Council member bylaws which can be reviewed on the FSC website, here. The Council then voted to approve a Knox Box project for the West Winters area. Knox boxes will be purchased with Early Action Funding that was recently allocated to Yolo County RCD from Yolo County OES to implement priority projects outlined in the Yolo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan. A knox box is a safe that holds keys for buildings or gates that can be accessed by emergency services. For West Winters, knox boxes will be placed along gates so firefighters can access these wildland areas without having to cut locks or damage gates for entry.
Additionally, the Fire Safe Council heard reports from Yolo County and Solano RCDs, the Yolo Prescribed Burn Association, and the community Fire Safe Councils in Capay Valley, West Winters, and Pleasants Valley.
A recording of the November 2023 Meeting is at the link below. The next Yolo County Fire Safe Council is set for Wednesday, January 24, 2023.