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Shelter Cove Fire Preparedness Event and Evacuation Drill
April 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pmFree
The Shelter Cove community will be practicing, learning, and celebrating fire and safety preparedness on Saturday, April 22nd, through the annual wildfire evacuation drill, Firewise Day, and a special fire preparedness presentation. The evacuation drill will start at around 11:30 am.
The fire department will be activating the community notification sirens and have emergency vehicles driving around with the wildfire evacuation Hi-Lo tone. You can practice and participate by evacuating to the community center where the Shelter Cove Fire Department and the CERT team will be hosting a wildfire preparedness open house at 12:00 pm with booths set up from local fire mitigation groups, state and federal government agencies.
Chief Pape of the Shelter Cove Fire Department will share a report on the exciting grant funding of the Wildfire Resiliency & Community Defense Project and Shelter Cove Firewise. At 1:00 pm, Home Hardening expert Yana Valachovic will speak, tailoring her talk for the circumstances in Shelter Cove. Born and raised in southern Humboldt, Valachovic is a renowned speaker, Forest Advisor for the UC Cooperative Extension in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, and a member of the Humboldt County Fire Safe Council. Please join the Shelter Cove Fire Department, RID#1 and SC CERT by participating in the evacuation drill, Firewise Day, and the Fire Preparedness Workshop. If you hear the sirens let us know on social media or email.
This event is a collaboration between the Shelter Cove Resort Improvement District, the County of Humboldt, University of California Cooperative Extension, Shelter Cove Fire Department, Shelter Cove CERT, CAL FIRE, and other local collaborators. Any questions please email email@example.com or call 986-7507