Plumas County Fire Safe Council recognizes Indian Falls resident

The Plumas County Fire Safe Council (PCFSC) announced the newest recipient in the Fire Safe Recognition Program. This award identifies, and publicly acknowledges, outstanding fire safety accomplishments in Plumas County.

A personalized certificate was presented at the Oct. 14  meeting to the following community member who has demonstrated initiative and leadership through her actions and accomplishments.


Recipient: Sherilyn Schwartz

Submitter: Gary Parque


“Sherilyn and I have been involved with the Indian Falls community chipping project since the beginning of the chipping pilot program. We have also looked at fuel reduction projects and the Firewise program – getting all their neighbors educated in fire safety and defensible space. We were also able to have the USFS go out to Indian Falls and have a look at the issues with the adjoining federal properties. If there was ever an individual who has done more to help, it is Sherilyn. Indian Falls is a unique and special community that has success stories and heartbreak alike. Sherilyn you are the prime example of an involved citizen and I, as well all of us here at PCFSC, thank you for your outstanding service to your community.” – Gary Parque

The nomination process and guidelines are available on the PCFSC website,, under the Recognition tab.  A Certificate of Recognition will be awarded to any person, business or community that acted in a manner which helped to reduce the losses from wildfires.

Anyone can nominate a candidate they feel is deserving. A subcommittee will then review the nominees and submit to the Board for a vote to honor the nominee(s) with a certificate. Initially the goal will be to have an announcement at the monthly meetings, which takes place the second Thursday of every month.

For more information on all programs the Fire Safe Council has to offer please visit the PCFSC website: There are many outreach programs outlined for assistance opportunities and Fire Preparedness.