April 2024 Fire Safe Council Meeting Recap

The Yolo County Fire Safe Council April 2024 Meeting was on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 via Zoom from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The meeting featured two member announcements about Wildfire Preparedness in early May. Monica Rivera from Yolo County Board of Supervisor Barajas’ Office (District 5) announced that a resolution has been created to designate May 1st to May 7th as Wildfire Preparedness Week in Yolo County. Additionally, it was announced that a Wildfire Preparedness Fair is planned for May 4th (Wildfire Preparedness Day in CA) at Lake Solano Park. Yolo County Fire Safe Council will be attendance alongside West Winters Fire Safe Council and Solano RCD.

The meeting featured an action item for the Council to approve a letter of support for the Yolo County Resource Conservation District to remove large invasive weeds along Putah and Cache Creeks – a large fuel source that poses a threat to communities. The action item was approved by the Council.

The meeting continued with regular reports from CAL FIRE Lake Napa Sonoma Unit, Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, Yolo County RCD, and the community Fire Safe Councils. Notably, Yolo County RCD was rewarded a grant from the California Fire Safe Council to continue the coordination of the Fire Safe Council and expand outreach efforts. The RCD also received an Oak Woodland Health grant that will support post-fire recovery and oak woodland health work on private lands in Yolo County.

The West Winters Fire Safe Council and the Capay Valley Emergency Response Auxiliary and Fire Safe Council announced they will both be seeking FireWise certifications. Capay Valley FSC has held a few community meetings to raise awareness and provide education. The Firewise community will encompass all of the Capay Valley Fire Protection District which spans from Capay, CA to Rumsey, CA.

To view a meeting recording, please visit the link below.

The next Yolo County Fire Safe Council meeting is on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 4 PM. For the Zoom link, visit our event calendar.