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    Critical Emergency Information


    Preparing for Wildfire

    It’s all about becoming less vulnerable to flying embers!

    Steps You Can Take

    Here are the steps you can take to significantly Reduce the Risk of losing your home to wildfire. The key is reducing your structure’s vulnerability to flying embers which are about the size of a grain of rice.

    Firewise Landscape Policy

    Here is a link to the current Oakmont Firewise Landscape Policy, its one page checklist, as well as the
    Do Not Plant List, the Do Not Plant List Photo Guide and the Recommendations on the Use of Wood Mulches.

    Firewise Assessments

    Schedule an appointment with a volunteer assessor from the Oakmont Firewise Resource Committee by filling out the form below: https://oakmontvillage.com/article/firewise-assessment-request/

    Alternatively you may send an email with your name, address, and phone number to firewise@oakmontvillage.com or call the OVA Office at 707-539-0701.

    Vendor Resources

    Here is a link to professionals that can help you create a beautiful home that is resistant to wildfire.A List of Contractors and Wildfire Mitigation Specialists

    Learn more about how to protect your home from wildfire.


    All resources available here are for education about Oakmont Village Association current policies and recommendations on making our community more resilient to wildfire. Outside expert sources, such as videos and webinars, may present differing and sometimes conflicting information. If you have questions, please contact the Firewise Resource Committee at firewise@oakmontvillage.com. 


    Firewise / Firesafe Organizations

    • California Fire Safe Council
      California Fire Safe Council’s mission is to be “California’s leader in community wildfire risk reduction and resiliency!” The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC), a California non-profit corporation, was first formed as a project of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in 1993. Learn more:Home – California Fire Safe Council – Learn More Today …
    • Fire Safe Marin
      Fire Safe Marin is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing fire hazards, promoting fire safety awareness, and helping residents prepare for wildfires in Marin County, California. Learn more:Home – Fire Safe Marin
    • Fire Safe Sonoma
      The primary objective and purpose of this organization is to provide education, exchange information and foster fire prevention and fire safety within the County of Sonoma. Learn more:Fire Safe Sonoma | Santa Rosa, Ca
    • Firewise USA
      Every year, devastating wildfires burn across the United States. At the same time, a growing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk. While these fires will continue to happen, there are things you can do to protect your home and neighborhood as well as your family’s safety. The Firewise USA® program is …

    Articles

    • Beautiful Plants for Firewise Landscaping
      This guide published by Monrovia Nursery provides tips and beautiful photography of the plants they have selected as being firewise. Follow the link below to view the article on their website at monrovia.com: Beautiful Plants for Firewise Landscaping (monrovia.com)
    • Factors Associated with Structure Loss
      Click Here for a Printable/Searchable Version
    • How to Prepare Your Home from Wildfires
      This Washington Post Article, published on September 29, 2021, provides tips on how to protect your home from wildfire, accompanied by a three dimensional tour of the risks surrounding a building’s exterior: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/interactive/2021/wildfire-protection-prepare-how-to/?itid=hp-top-table-main
    • Recommendations on the Use of Wood Mulches
      A useful guide to OVA’s policy on the use of Wood Mulches Click Here For A Printable / Searchable Version: Recommendations on the Use of Wood Mulches
    • Reducing the Vulnerability of Buildings to Wildfire
      Vegetation and Landscaping Guidance Click here to view the full article: Reducing the Vulnerability of Buildings to Wildfire
    • Town Hall Reinforces Home Hardening to Protect Property During Fire Season
      Jackie Reinhardt             Can you save your home from wildfire?  Maybe and maybe not, according to a Feb. 2 OVA Town Hall to help Oakmonters understand what they can do to protect their property in what has become a high- risk area of Sonoma County during an expanded fire season. The virtual Town Hall drew 30 Zoom participants seeking …

    Publications

    • City of Santa Rosa Community Wildfire Protection Plan
      The Santa Rosa City Council approved Santa Rosa’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) on September 18, 2020. This 5-year community-based plan is focused on identifying and addressing local hazards and risks from wildfire in the City’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas. The plan determines what is at risk and provides a road map of actions for the …
    • Ignition Resistant Construction Design Manual (Colorado Springs FD 2020)
      This is a smart guide to construction and wildfire mitigation published by the City of Colorado Springs Fire Department: https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/2020_ignition_resistant_design_manual_march_2020.pdf
    • Wildfire Today (Magazine)
      This website provides a wealth of regularly updated content aimed at educating readers on everything related to wildfires. https://wildfiretoday.com/
    • Lessons Learned: Wildfires in California’s WUI – UCD/USDA Climate Hub
      As the frequency, scale, and severity of wildfires in California continues to grow, and costs continue to balloon, the California Climate Hub partnered with graduate students from the UC Davis Environmental Policy and Management program to identify lessons learned from California’s most destructive wildfires and offer insight into living with this new normal. https://ucdavis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=3dc4755c15984b2886094184de6cbfa8

    Useful Maps

    • Evacuation: Know Your Evacuation Zones
      Click Here for a Printable / Downloadable Version
    • Map of Oakmont
      A useful map of all of Oakmont Click Here For A Printable / Searchable Version
    • Wildfire Risk to Communities Map
      Wildfire risk is based on several factors: likelihood, intensity, exposure, and susceptibility. This website can help your understanding of which factors affect your community in order to help you prioritize risk reduction activities. https://wildfirerisk.org/explore/2/06/06097/0600038156/

    Presentations

    Resource List

    Assessor Training Materials

    Example Assessment Videos with Stuart Mitchell

    This is a 41-minute video of a Wildland Fire Assessment Program home assessment of a home in a semi-rural location. This video is intended as a demonstration of what a wildfire mitigation specialist will look for while conducting the home assessment. Created January 2021 by 50+ Films for Fire Safe Sonoma.



     

    This is a 26-minute video of a Wildland Fire Assessment Program home assessment of a home in a suburban location. This video is intended as a demonstration of what a wildfire mitigation specialist will look for while conducting the home assessment. Created January 2021 by 50+ Films for Fire Safe Sonoma.



     

    This is a 32-minute video of a Wildland Fire Assessment Program home assessment of a home in a suburban location. This video is intended as a demonstration of what a wildfire mitigation specialist will look for while conducting the home assessment. Created January 2021 by 50+ Films for Fire Safe Sonoma.

    Stuart Mitchell Contact
    Wildlfire Mitigation Advisors
    Stuart Mitchell, CWMS
    Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist

    707-328-0228

    wildfiremitigationadvisors@gmail.com
    Wildfiremitigationadvisors.com


    The Firewise Resource Committee Page

    The Firewise Resource Committee web page.

    This section includes all posts from the OVA Board of Directors in chronological order. To view Board documents organized by agendas and minutes, please click here to visit the OVA Board of Directors page.

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