Thank you Applegate Community!
The Applegate Fire District Local Option Levy passed with 74% Yes
Thank you for your support!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Applegate Fire District #9, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers, staff and most importantly, the voters, for the successful passing of our recent operating levy.
The passing of the levy indicates you, the public, understand the need and are willing to support your Fire District, not only with your time but with your tax dollars. Your Fire District Board takes the responsibility of overseeing the District very seriously and strives to make sure your tax dollars are well spent.
Our job is made easier by the caliber of the Fire Chief, staff and volunteers. As a team, they provide the expertise, dedication and time to make this the finest Fire District any community could ask for!
We thank you, the voters, for supporting your district with your vote. We will continue to provide the best service possible and spend your tax dollars wisely.
Ed Temple, Board President
Nov 4, 2013
Smoke will be visible during the planned burns by BLM near Star Gulch and in the middle Applegate near Humbug.
Sept. 24, 2013 - FIRE SEASON ENDS
Several days of rain across SW Oregon has brought fire season to an end.
Please use caution when burning debris this Fall. Remember to call before you burn and do not burn on windy days. Keep the piles managable by not making them too large and always attend your burn pile.
Please stay safe, cautious and alert!
For more information about the Oregon Department of Forestry’s fire season contact the unit office in your area:
· Medford Unit, 5286 Table Rock Rd., Central Point.
Phone: (541) 664-3328
· Grants Pass Unit, 5375 Monument Drive,Grants Pass.
Phone: (541) 474-3152
The following list are simple assessment steps that you can do to improve the survivability of your home during a wildfire.
- OVERVIEW OF SURROUNDINGS- How is your home situated in relation to fire behavior? Does vegetation allow for continuous fire spread?
- PEAK TO EAVES - Inspect the roof and remove litter from gutters and roof valleys. Has your chimney been cleaned?
- EAVES TO FOUNDATION- Are attic, eaves, vents and crawl space secure from allowing embers to enter? Is there any flamable vegetation under the windows? Combustible material under the deck?
- FOUNDATION TO IMMEDIATE LANDSCAPED AREA- Landscaped material next to the home should be fire resistant. Have you moved your firewood away from your structure now that winter is over?
- IMMEDIATE LANDSCAPED AREA TO EXTENT OF THE HIZ- Have you created a defensible space around your home? Check your access and egress for vegetation clearance.
For more information go to HIZ Assessments
For assistance in assessing your home, please give the District Office a call. Schedule a time for Chief Fillis or Ops Chief Wolfard to come out and assist you.
This is the time to get our fuel reduction done!
It takes a Community to be safe!
Now is the time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.
Replace smoke alarms that are older than 10 years old and batteries as needed. Early detection is key to your survival. Remeber to check your batteries in the your carbon monoxide detectors also.
Having a properly operating smoke alarm outside each sleeping area, knowing two ways out, when you get out - stay out, and having a meeting place is the safety message are all part of a family escape plan.
Does your Family have an Escape Plan?
Do you know two ways out of each sleeping area?
Have Smoke Alarms been installed and checked for working condition?
These are the simple things that you can do to ensure the
safety of your family.
Please contact Carey @ the District Office for more information.
are open to the public;
Next meeting Wednesday October 16, 2013-
6 pm at Station 1
For more information visit the Board Page.
WE LIVE IN WILDFIRE COUNTRY
Being prepared is your best defense
This is a great time to take care of the little things that you can do to improve your survivabilty during a wildfire event.
You will give yourself and your family a better chane of escaping harm during a wildfire by taking some of these precautions;
Assess your property and Home for Wildfire danger.
Call the District Office to make an appointment.
Post a visible address sign.
First one is always free from HQ...
Create a survivable space by reducing fuels.
Maintain reduced vegetation around your home.
Clean gutters and roofs of debris.
Remove tree limbs that overhang roof.
Creat a Family Escape Plan.
Think about your animals too!
Call the District Office to set up a Fire Safety Education that is right for you! Ask for Carey; 541-899-1050
Call or stop by the District Office and request a Home Assessment