All Fired Up! at Saturday’s Fire Safety Workshop & Firefighter Celebration
This is a press release from the Institute for Sustainable Forestry and the Garberville and Fortuna Rotary Clubs
Be Safe and Celebrate at “All Fired Up!” Saturday December 8th
Fire safety is on everyone’s mind these days. Living as we do on the human/nature interface we need all the tools and knowledge we can muster. To that end, The The Institute for Sustainable Forestry (ISF) and the Garberville and Fortuna Rotary Clubs will present “All Fired Up! 2018” at the Southern Humboldt Community Park, Saturday, December 8th from noon until 5pm. Shelter will be provided. Food and beverages on sale.
The free event features fire safety workshops starting sharply at noon. Local and national experts will speak on home and homestead fire safety techniques, including county planners speaking on controlled burn efforts in our region. There will be a hands-on demonstration of biochar carbon banking techniques.
At 3.30pm there will be a celebration honoring volunteer firefighters from every watershed from Fortuna to Piercy, Alderpoint to Shelter Cove. Rotary will present commendations to fire heroes from various watersheds. The friends and neighbors that keep us all safe deserve our recognition. Get Fired Up and come cheer them on.
Guest workshop presenters include Kelpie Wilson, Redwood Summer veteran and national biochar expert. Local fire safety expert Dave Kahan will share strategies for fire safe homes. Cybelle Immet from County Planning will discuss strategies for fire safe communities in our area. Also speaking will be Lenya Quinn Davidson from UC Ag Extension, speaking on prescribed burns in Humboldt. She was recently interviewed on NPRs Morning Edition, speaking on forest management. For more information and pre-registration call ISF at 599 2549. Food and beverages will be on sale, and shelter will be provided.