The Virtual Handout Table

The SHFSC education committee formed in the spring of 2019.
We looked at handouts from many sources, including National Fire Prevention Association, Firewise USA, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), many other fire safe councils, and CAL FIRE.

In 2021, Kathy Weber is coordinating tabling at a select number of local events. You can reach her at our email address, [email protected]. In the meantime, here’s a list of our most valued handouts—the ones people reached for most often. You can print these for yourself, your neighborhood, your organization. (Some of them are also available at local businesses.)

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    Local Defensible Space Professionals for Hire

    A list of crews and operators in our area.

    Help us build this list!

    If you are or know a local professional please email [email protected] or call 707-923-4377

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    Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California

    A 76-page magazine from the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council (HCFSC), a comprehensive resource on fire/disaster preparation, fire behavior, fire agencies, and more! (Look for hardcopies at local stores. If you need a bundle of 25, contact the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council, [email protected]  

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    Tools for Homestead Fire Safety and Suppression

    Basic homesteader tools for fuels reduction and firefighting. A Kathy Weber production, includes a list of local suppliers.

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    Developing Water Supplies Pamphlet

    A 4-page handout from Mendocino County FSC. Covers how to set up a homestead “Fire Hydrant,” draft system, portable pumps, and plumbing considerations.

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    Evacuation Checklist

    A detailed and prioritized list for the 0-6 hour window of time before evacuation; one page, from UC Extension. 

We’re excited about these new resources about Home Hardening and Defensible Space from the HCFSC: 

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    NEW! Preparing Your Home for Wildfire

    An  outstanding and well illustrated guide to home hardening and defensible space.  It’s designed as a 4-fold 11”x17” pamphlet/ centerfold poster. It will be in print soon; available now as a pdf.

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    NEW! HCFSC Home Risk Assessment

    8 pages of excellent detailed info on what to do to harden your home and why it matters. Conduct your own assessment!

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    NEW! CAL FIRE Low Cost Retrofit List

    Straightforward ways to increase fire resiliency of your home and property, including easy do-it-yourself projects!

Find all of these AND MORE, including links to other great sites, on the HCFSC safety resources page.