Saturday, July 7, 2012

Eucalyptus Hills Fire Safe Council Holds Annual Chipping Day

Eucalyptus Hills: On Saturday July 7, 2012 the Eucalyptus Hills Fire Safe Council in cooperation with firefighters from Lakeside Fire Station 2 and the Lakeside LVG held their anual chipping day.  This event has been held every year since 2010 and provides an opportunity for residents in the Lakeside area to bring their tree trimmings to one centralized location and get them chipped into mulch.  This year, like the past two, proved to be a great success.  
The mulch pile grew much larger as the day carried on
Many residents took advantage of the opportunity to dispose of large amounts of vegetation without needing to get a burn permit or having it hauled off.  After the chipping takes place the residents have the option of taking home this mulch or leaving it for others.  
The overall goal of this event is to help residents achieve the goal of providing good defensible space around their residences.  The Lakeside Fire Protection district is happy to see the dedication the Eucalyptus Hills Fire Safe Council is putting into making sure their community is as safe as possible in the event of a wildfire.  A great flyer for what residents should do to meet the legal requirements for defensible space can be downloaded here.
This won for the biggest load of the day!
For more information on how to prepare your home for wildfires please go to Ready for or  Ready San

Photos and Story by Captain Bernie Molloy

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