Recent Activity Warns of Dangerous Fire Season
Just days into April and Southern California is already showing signs of being one of the most active fire seasons in history. With rainfall totals across the County ranging from 5-25% of average, 2013 looks to be one of the driest years in recent memory. Wildland fires have already sprouted from Ventura to San Diego county.
Residential Assessment Program
In its ongoing effort to mitigate the destructive effects of wildland fires, The San Bernardino County Fire Department is offering to its residents a no-cost evaluation of their property’s defensible space.
On May 1st, County Fire will be launching its Residential Assessment Program (RAP) promoting hazard reduction around homes that exist in our mountain, wildland, and watershed communities. This outreach program is mutually beneficial in that it assists homeowners while increasing both the effectiveness of fire suppression efforts and firefighter safety.
Property owners within San Bernardino County Fire Department’s jurisdiction receiving the SRA Bill for $150.00 may require documentation of local fire protection services provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Upon request, the Department will provide a letter verifying that the property rests within the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s jurisdiction. If the bill you received is for $115.00, the discount has been applied and this letter is not required.