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Meadow Valley wildfire preparedness presentation offered July 10

The Meadow Valley community has a new Wildfire Evacuation Plan and is on its way to becoming a nationally recognized Firewise Community.

With fire season upon us, Meadow Valley residents are strongly encouraged to attend a Wildfire Preparedness Presentation on Wednesday. July 10, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Meadow Valley Fire Department.

The presentation will be hosted by the Meadow Valley’s newly formed Firewise Working Group, the Plumas County Office of Emergency Services, the U.S. Forest Service and Meadow Valley Fire Department. Agency members will share valuable information about the threat that wildfires pose to the community and share details, from the newly published area Wildfire Evacuation Plan on what you need to know before and during an evacuation.

“Having your homes with defensible space (clearance around your home) makes our mission easier when we know homes are defendable and residents have their evacuation plan in place,” said Meadow Valley Fire Chief Ron Heinbockel.

Come have a bite to eat and join your neighbors to learn new tips so you will be ready for wildfire season. (The Meadow Valley Community Firewise Working Group will be providing food for the event.) For more information about the presentation or how you can join the Meadow Valley Community Firewise Working Group, contact Michelle Fulton at 283-1632.

A reminder to all residents of Plumas County — cell phone users should be sure to sign up for CODE RED — Plumas County’s emergency alert system to receive text, email and /or phone alerts. All landlines in the county are already in the system. Sign up with the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department at www.plumascounty.us. under the quick links on the home page.

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