Fire Safety
 
FIRE SAFETY COMMITTEE
 
Committee Charter
Meetings held on 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:30
 
         Fire Safety page under construction
 

 
NEED HELP WITH FIRE PROTECTION AROUND YOUR HOME?
 
“What can I do to protect my home and property from wildfire?’
 
 “Where is the safest location for my woodpile?”
 
“What kind of vegetation trimming would improve fie safety around my property?”
 
“How can I improve fire safety and still meet the requirements of HPMA Rules?”
 
If these and other questions are on your mind, the Fire Safety Committee might be able to help. First, we need your input.
Please respond to the following questions.
 
 1.  Would you like to receive free consultation to improve fire safety around your home and property? (Yes or No)
 
 2.  What questions do you need help with?
 
Please send your responses to adviseyourfsc@gmail.com
 
If sufficient numbers of owners are interested, the Fire Safety Committee will move ahead to plan a program to help.
 
Thank you, 
HPMA Fire Safety Committee
 
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SUMMER FIRE SEASON PREPARATION

(Select on this link to read the entire Fact Sheets 1-5)

PREPARE FOR FIRE SEASON
 
FIRE SAFETY CHECKLIST
Immediate Zone around House on Private Lot
 
•     Roof/Gutters clear of dead leaves, debris, needles, etc.
•      Chimney recently cleaned
•      Spark Cap/Spark Arrestor in place
•      Loose or missing shingles or roof tiles replaced
•      Eave vents screened with 1/8” metal mesh screening
•      Exterior attic vents clear and screened as above                           
•      Window screens in good shape (No holes-Prevent debris accumulation) 
•      Clothes dryer vents clean                                                                       
•      Nothing stored under decks or porches                                               
•      No flammable material by wall exteriors (mulch, wood piles, leaves, etc.)  
•      Water hoses hooked up and ready for use                                                 
•      Clear vegetation from under/around stationary propane tanks 
•      Firefighter access
 
IN COORDINATION WITH DEAD WOODY DEBRIS PROJECTS: 
 
•      Dead vegetation removed –fire fuel.  On private lot no permit required. If on Common Area no permit required provided that the material is dead woody material.  Leaves and small items should remain on ground.  Logs greater than 4 inches in diameter should be left as nurse logs.                                          
•      Limbs trimmed 10’ from side or roof of structure-18’ from chimney.  On private lot no permit required. If on Common Area, must have a Non-Permit Work Notice from office.           
•      Limbs trimmed 12’ above driveway or gravel paths.  On private lot no permit required. If on Common Area, must have a Non-Permit Work Notice from office.

 

 
Pictures below show roadside vegetation that was a fire hazard, before and after pruning.  The Fire Safety Committee would like to continue this program in the future, but will need community support and possibly changes in the HPMA policies and/or Rules & Regulations to move this program forward.   Comments are welcome.
 
BEFORE PRUNING
 
 
 
 
 
 
AFTER PRUNING
 
 
 
 
 

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Reports & Information
 
 
Fire Safety Day - May 5, 2018
 
 
Committee Structure
 
Chair: Roberta Pickert
Vice Chair: Greg Rosbach
BOD Liaison: Tom Thyer
Members: Michelle Bell, Ann Dagle, Jim Gomon, and Dave Swart
 
**There is one open committee member position. If interested please contact Roberta or Greg. 
Contact Us
 
Roberta Pickert: rlpickert@gmail.com
Greg Rosbach: garosbach@gmail.com