SIERRA FIRE PROTECTION
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The Sierra Fire Protection District is dedicated to protecting life, property and the environment by safely providing the highest level of medical, fire and emergency services and fuels management; through dedication to the fire service with a commitment to serve the citizens of our District with pride, honor and integrity.
The Sierra Fire Protection District strives to serve the residents and visitors of the District while continually being professional, respectful, safe and nice. We earn our respect through teamwork, trust and integrity.
Our vision is to continuously improve our level of service and to enhance the quality of life and provide for the safety of the residents and visitors of the Sierra Fire Protection District and Washoe County.
Sierra Fire Protection District
The Sierra Fire Protection District provides an opportunity for District residents to have their homes and property evaluated for suggested improvements to make their homes more fire safe. Wildland fires pose a significant threat to most homes within the Sierra Fire Protection District, and many homes are unnecessarily lost each year. The SFPD strongly urges residents to take proactive steps to make their home more defensible in the event of a wildfire. Following these inspections homeowners are given suggestions for improving the safety of their homes for their families as well as their firefigthers. If you are interested in having your home/property inspected please contact:
Dulcie Lilly at (775) 232-5036
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The Galena Country Estates chapter consists of 248 homes two miles up the Mt. Rose Highway. This chapter hopes to create a ditch maintenance program to reduce flammable materials within drainages, plant fire resistant landscaping along the Mt. Rose Highway and achieve fuel reduction improvements in common areas.
GALENA COUNTRY ESTATES
APRIL 1, 2007
Each lot owner shall be responsible for the maintenance of private drainage facilities and the natural drainage characteristics within their lot so other properties are not adversely affected. A blanket easement is hereby granted within each lot to the affected property as may be necessary for the perpetuation of the natural drainage characteristics and improved drainage facilities.
Drainage facilities outside the dedicated right-of-way to be maintained by the homeowners, unless they are in a minimum 15-foot wide drainage easement and piped with concrete pipe.
No owner or tenant shall obstruct a drainage channel within a tract in a fashion, which creates a danger to or causes damages on the property of any other person within the tract.
The Homeowners Association Board has been in contact with Andrew List, executive director of the Fire Safe Council to form our own chapter. Mr. List said that the responsibility of clearing land of fire hazards is the responsibility of the property owner whether it is private property, city property, federal property or county property. The Fire Safe Council has 60 chapters in the state made up of concerned property owners. The council works with the chapters to inform them of fire hazards, help them create defensible space and fuel breaks that make it difficult for fire to pass beyond a certain point. Where there’s large-scale work to be done such as creating a fuel break and/or cleaning drainage ditches, the Fire Safe Council has some grants available for member communities. For more information visit their website: www.nvfsc.org or 775-884-4455
Your Board asks you all to comply with these regulations for the safety of all our homes and adjoining property.
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