Non-profit 501 (c) (3)

Upcoming  meetings
(3rd Tues each month)
6pm Wrightwood
Community Building
1275 Hwy 2, Wrightwood


Tues Jan 16, 2024
Tues Feb 20, 2024
Tues Mar 19, 2024
Tues Apr 16, 2024
Tues May 21, 2024
Tues Jun 18, 2024
Tues Jul 16, 2024
Tues Aug 20, 2024
Tues Sep 17, 2024
Tues Oct 15, 2024
Tues Nov 19, 2024
December - No Meeting

Meeting Information:
(760) 249-3249

Mailing Address:
WFSC
PO Box 3100
Wrightwood CA 92397

 

DOCUMENT LIBRARY
PDF files require free Acrobat reader to be installed on your computer. More information

WFSC Minutes

Emergency Phone #'s
Evacuation Map
Evacuation Planning
Evacuation Steps
(New)

Bark Beetle Mgt WW #1  #2

CALFIRE Aviation Guide
CWPP
Fire Hazard Abatement
Pg2

Firewood - Don't Get Burned
Juvenile Firesetters
Landscape Guide
Outdoor Fire Requirements
Pet Alert Sticker
Ready,Set,Go
Root Disease (doc)
SB Cty Haz Tree Code
SB Cty Mt Defensible
SB Cty Mtn Fire Hazard Tips
Suspicious Activity
Tree Abatement Code
Winter Fires
Wrightwood Healthy Forest and Restoration Guidelines

 

LINKS
Firescaping Plants
CA Fire Safe Council
WrightwoodCalif.com

 

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COOPERATING AGENCIES & PARTNERS


ANF


SBNF


Cal Fire

SBCFD


Announcements

Wrightwood Evacuation Map

 
Jan 2023 Wrightwood Evacuation Map


 

FREE GSOB Tree Inspection

Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB) has been found
in Wrightwood and has killed multiple Oak trees.
What is the Goldspotted Oak Borer? (GSOB)

About Goldspotted Oak Borer

Wrightwood - Free Oak Tree inspection contact
Inland Empire Resource Conservation District (IERCD)
Flyer
Jocelynn Perez
Forest Ecologist
(909) 654-5744
jperez@iercd.org

 

Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Events 2023

Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day

Sat May 13 2023 (10-3)
1390 Hwy 2, Wrightwood

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Green Waste Recycling
Jun 2,3,4 2023 (9-3 daily)
1450 Hwy 2, Wrightwood


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Free GSOB Workshop

 
 

Limited space
All attendees
must pre-register



 

Monthly Meetings

Wrightwood Fire Safe Council returns to in-person meetings 3rd Tues each month, 6pm at the Wrightwood Community Building
 

How to prevent spread of GSOB

 
 

 

Wrightwood GSOB Rapid Response Plan

 
Wrightwood GSOB Rapid Response Plan
by Frank Spandler, Forester II-RPF #2226
CALFIRE Forest Entomology and Pathology Program

 

2022 Tri-Community Green Waste Recycling Days


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WCSD Fire Protection Feasibility Report

  Letter to Wrightwood CSD

CALFIRE Free Green Waste Drop Off


 

Wildfire Evacuation Steps

  Wildfire Evacuation Steps
Full Size Printable PDF (Click Here)

WILDFIRE PRE-EVACUATION STEPS

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EVACUATION CHECKLIST


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WRIGHTWOOD EVACUATION MAP

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From SB County Fire Hazard Abatement

A new feature for FHA is a public accessible map that shows the properties that have received, or will receive, a FHA notice. The map is called EZ-Fire Hazard Abatement Map. It allows property owners to search a property by the address or APN and if a green clipboard icon is on the parcel, then a notice has, or will be, sent. If the green icon is clicked, information regarding the mail date and compliance date will be shown, if the notice was mailed already.

The EZ-FHAN map can be found on the Fire Hazard Abatement website: (Mountain Region for Wrightwood)
https://lus.sbcounty.gov/fire-hazard-abatement-home/fha-maps/
 

2021 Tri-Community Green Waste Recycling
Event Canceled Due To Pandemic


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2020 Tri-Community Green Waste Recycling
Event Canceled Due To Covid-19 Pandemic


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2020 Fire Safety Day at Mountain High


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Tree killing pest GSOB found in Wrightwood

11-12-19 Press Release

What is the Goldspotted Oak Borer? (GSOB)

About Goldspotted Oak Borer

Reporting suspected GSOB
 

Is there a Killer Lurking in your firewood?

Community Meeting
Tue Nov 19, 7pm
Wrightwood Community Building, 1275 Hwy 2, Wrightwood


 

Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Events 2019

2019 Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day

2019 Green Waste
Recycling Days

Annual Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day


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Annual Tri-Community
Green Waste Recycling


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2019 Pine Needle
Recycling Days


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2019 Fire Safety Day at Mountain High


The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High are holding the 2019 Fire Safety Day on Sunday March 3rd.

This year's event includes specially priced all day lift tickets for tri-community folks and anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged tri-community youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. This is always a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.

 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!

Tickets good starting Mar 3 and
through end of 2018-2019 season

   All Day Lift Ticket
$20

$84 Value


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Preventing Firewood Bark Beetles

Bark Beetle Management in Logs and Firewood (pdf file)

Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Events 2018

Recap 2018 Green Waste Recycling Days

2018 Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day

 

2018 Green Waste
Recycling Days
Annual Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day


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Annual Tri-Community
Green Waste Recycling


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2018 Pine Needle
Recycling Days

NEW
this year!


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March 2018 Wrightwood Tree Survey Report

CAL FIRE Unit Forester, Henry Herrera report due to community concerns regarding the “pitch” drops occurring throughout Wrightwood


Tree Survey of Wrightwood, CA

Mistletoe document referenced in the report
 
2018 Fire Safety Day at Mountain High
 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High are holding the 2018 Fire Safety Day on Sunday February 25th.

This year's event includes specially priced all day lift tickets for tri-community folks and anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged tri-community youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. This is always a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.

 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!

 

Tickets good starting Feb 25 and
through end of 2017-2018 season

   All Day Lift Ticket
$20

$79 Value


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Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Events 2017

Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day 2017

 

2017 Green Waste &
 Pine Needle Drop-Off
Annual Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day


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Annual Tri-Community
Green Waste Recycling


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2017 Fire Safety Day at Mountain High
 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High are holding the 2017 Fire Safety Day on Sunday March 5th.

This year's event includes specially priced all day lift tickets for tri-community folks and anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged tri-community youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. This is always a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.

 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!

 

Tickets good starting Mar 5 and
through end of 2016-2017 season

   All Day Lift Ticket
$20

$69 Value


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Blue Cut Fire First Responder Meeting


Hosted By The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
First Responder Community Meeting 9-20-16


First Responder Meeting
1:45 hour Full Meeting
Audio Recording

 

Topics Included:
Blue Cut Fire & potential for additional fires this year
Evacuations
Potential for Flooding
Burned Area Emergency Response
Q&A
 


Incident Commander
First Day Recap

4min Audio file
 

August 16, 2016 10:44 am
Old Cajon Road
5 yr Drought
99 F Temp
3% Humidity (below 15% is critical)
1% Fuel Moisture (0-50 scale)
24,119 acres in 18 hours

 

Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Events 2016

Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day 2016


2016 Green Waste &
 Pine Needle Drop-Off

 

Annual Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day


 

Annual Tri-Community
Green Waste Recycling


 

2016 Fire Safety Day at Mountain High
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High are holding the 2016 Fire Safety Day on Saturday March 5th.

This year's event includes specially priced all day lift tickets for tri-community folks and anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged tri-community youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. This is always a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.

 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!

   All Day Lift Ticket
$20

$69 Value

Tickets good starting Mar 5 and
through end of 2015-2016 season


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Wrightwood Snowcat Training

Jan 2016 San Bernardino County Fire crews in Wrightwood have taken advantage of recent heavy snowfall to conduct training with their Snowcat. This invaluable piece of fire apparatus allows us to rescue a victim in need when Mother Nature doesn't allow access for a traditional fire engine or ambulance. With more snow expected this winter the snowcat could be put to use in a real emergency
 


 


 


 

 

June 2015 Forest Health Alert
This new document by the USFS and Calfire
describes what can be done to protect your trees


Drought and bark beetle-caused tree mortality in California 
Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Events 2015

2015 Wildfire Awareness
Opening Ceremony


2015 Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day Poster

 

  Please note location change
for 2015 Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day event.

2015 Green Waste &
 Pine Needle Drop-Off

 
Wrightwood National Monument Stakeholder's Meeting
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council will host another National Monument Meeting:

Wrightwood National Monument Stakeholder's Meeting
2pm Wednesday December 3, 2014
Wrightwood Community Center, 1275 Highway 2, Wrightwood CA 92397


Forest Service Representatives will include:
USFS Shane Jeffries Interim Monument Manager
Angeles National Forest Supervisor Tom Contreras
Angeles National Forest District Ranger Bob Blount


- USFS will discuss steps being taken to develop the San
Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan

- Learn how Stakeholders (community members, businesses and organizations)
will be involved in the development of the Management Plan

 
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument 10-10-14
Proclamation  Webpage Final Map
Fact Sheet
 
Accomplishments
 
FAQ's
 
Recent Videos (YouTube)
2014 Green Waste
& Pine Needle
Drop Off
Pine needle
mulching
7-14-14
Bark Beetle
Recap
7-15-14

200 year old
Bark Beetle
tree goes down

Preventing Firewood Bark Beetles

Bark Beetle Management in Logs and Firewood (pdf file)

Wildfire Awareness Week 2014

2014 Pine Needle &
Green Waste Drop Off

2014 Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day


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Important notice regarding Wildfire
& Disaster Awareness Day

The Community of Wrightwood is facing some extremely challenging times caused by 3 years of severe drought. This year's wildfire conditions are shaping up to be the most extreme in the history of the Wrightwood Fire Safe Council with stressed pine trees under attack by an aggressive bark beetle
killing hundreds of mature trees.

Regrettably the Wrightwood Fire Safe Council has made a difficult decision and will not hold a Wildfire and Disaster Awareness Day event
this year
and concentrate it's efforts on the bark beetle issue and yearly Green Waste & Pine
Needle drop off event.

 

 
Bark Beetle Infestation in Wrightwood

Bark Beetle Meeting
Recap 3-18-14


Slide Presentation

Audio (75 min 9 MB MP3)

Calfire Press Release

Handout 1
CA Fivespined  Ips

Handout 2
treenote28

CA Fivespined Ips up close video (3 MB .wmv)

 

 
Bark Beetle Meeting in Wrightwood

The March 18, 2014 WFSC meeting will focus on the escalating bark beetle infestation in Wrightwood. There are currently over 200 mature trees marked for removal with hundreds more remaining. Topics covered will include what residents and contractors can do to help prevent further spread of this beetle in our forest stands.

Due to the importance of this meeting it's been changed to a larger facility.

Wrightwood Fire Safe Council (WFSC) meeting
Tuesday Mar 18, 2014, 7pm at the Wrightwood Community Center
1275 Highway 2, Wrightwood 92397

Guests will include:
Tom W. Coleman, Ph.D., Forest Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection
Bob Blount, Angeles National Forest District Ranger
Gabe Garcia, San Bernardino National Forest District Ranger
Glenn Barley, Unit Forester, Calfire
 

 
 
Sharp Fire Thank You and Recap
Attention Fire Fighters, Support Personnel & Public!

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council invites everyone
to come express their gratitude to the Fire Fighters
and Support Personnel that worked so hard to save the
community during the Sharp Fire.


Sharp Fire Thank You and Recap
Tue Aug 20, 2013 - 6pm
Wrightwood Community Center, 1275 Hwy 2, Wrightwood




Please spread the word about this special Thank You.

This special Thank You event is in place of the August Fire Safe Council meeting
   
   
Wildfire Awareness Week 2013

2013 Events Recap
1.5 Meg PDF
 


2013 Green Waste Recap
1 Meg PDF

10th Annual Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day main Flyer

Schedule Of Events
and "Is Your Number Up?"


Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day Insert


 


Tri-Community 2013
Green Waste & Pine Needle Drop Off


 

2013 Fire Safety Day at Mountain High
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High are joining Smokey Bear and local Firefighters at the 2013 Fire Safety Day on Sunday March 17th.

This year's event includes specially priced all day lift tickets for tri-community folks and anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged tri-community youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. This is always a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.
 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!

All Day
Lift Ticket
$20

$69 Value


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It's That Time Of The Year For Santa Ana Winds


Extra vigilance and safety is urged
at this time!
The constant threat of wildland fires is a way of life and this past season's low precipitation greatly increases the potential.

Santa Ana winds are associated with some of the area's largest and deadliest wildfires, including the state's largest fire on record, the Cedar Fire, as well as the Laguna Fire, Old Fire, Esperanza Fire, Panorama Fire and the Witch Fire.
 


What are Santa Ana winds?
Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry offshore winds that affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California in autumn and winter. They can range from hot to cold, depending on the prevailing temperatures in the source regions, the Great Basin and upper Mojave Desert. The winds are known for the hot dry weather (often the hottest of the year) that they bring in the fall, and are infamous for fanning regional wildfires.


 
Wildfire Awareness Week 2012

2012 Events Recap
1.7 Meg PDF
 


2012 Green Waste Recap
1 Meg PDF

Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day main Flyer

Schedule Of Events
and "Is Your Number Up?"


Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day Insert


 


Tri-Community 2012
Green Waste & Pine Needle Drop Off


 

2012 Fire Safety Day at Mountain High
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High are joining Smokey Bear and local Firefighters at the 2012 Fire Safety Day on Saturday March 17th.

This year's event includes specially priced all day lift tickets for tri-community folks and anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged tri-community youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. This is always a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.
 



 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!


All Day
Lift Ticket
$20

$69 Value


Click to enlarge

 
 
2012 Fire Safety Day at Mountain High
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High are joining Smokey Bear and local Firefighters at the 2012 Fire Safety Day on Saturday March 17th.

This year's event includes specially priced all day lift tickets for tri-community folks and anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged tri-community youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. This is always a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.
 

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!


All Day
Lift Ticket
$20

$69 Value


Click to enlarge

 
 
2012 Wildfire Awareness Dates Announced

May 6-13  Wildfire Awareness Week
May 7       Wildfire Awareness Week Kickoff
May 12     9th Annual Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Day
Jun 2        Wrightwood Demo House
Jun 2-10   Tri-Community Green Waste Recycling

 

 
Mountain Area Fire Hazard Abatement

 San Bernardino County Fire Hazard Abatement Program:
Message Regarding Mountain Area Abatement
500 Kb PDF
Mountain Area Defensible Space Guidelines
500 Kb PDF
 
Outdoor Fire Requirements Guide

This guide is intended to provide a basic understanding of the various outdoor
fire types typically encountered by Suppression and Prevention staff.
Per the California Fire Code, there are generally six outdoor fire types:
Open Burning Projects • Bonfires • Recreational Fires • Portable Outdoor Fireplaces
BBQ Pits and BBQ’s


San Bernardino County Fire Department Outdoor Fire Requirements Guide
 
Wildfire Awareness Week 2011
 

2011 Events Recap
3.1 Meg PDF

2011 Green Waste Recap
.4 Meg PDF

Schedule Of Events


Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day Flyer




Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day Flyer


 


Tri-Community 2011
Green Waste & Pine Needle Drop Off


 

5th Annual Ski/Snowboard Event
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High has rescheduled the event for Sunday April 3rd, 2011 due to inclement weather. This incredible $20 ticket will be honored any day the rest of the 2010/2011 season!

This year's event includes not only the local tri-community, but anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel, will be able to buy a discounted ticket.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged High Desert youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. This is always a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.
 
   
   

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!

 
All Day Lift Ticket
$20



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Angeles National Forest Seeks Comments

The Angeles National Forest is preparing an Environmental Assessment to analyze the effects of private landowners doing wildland fire hazard reduction on National Forest System (NFS) lands to create defensible space around their homes.
Scoping Letter (pdf)
 
Sheep Fire Restoration Project

The Front Country Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest is initiating a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis for the Sheep Fire Reforestation Project.
This project proposes to plant a mixture of tree seedlings on 91 acres within the area that burned in the 2009 Sheep Fire.
Scoping Letter (doc)      Map (pdf)
 
Suspicious Activity ?

This new MAST document outlines advice given by arson investigators. Certain acts or behaviors should be recognized as suspicious and reported to law enforcement. As wildfire season approaches, we all need to be vigilant.

Recognizing Suspicious Activity as it Relates to Wildfires
62 Kb PDF
 
Wildfire Awareness Week 2010

2010 Events Recap
1.4 Meg PDF
 
Press Conference
Video


170 Photos Wildfire
Awareness Week 2010


Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Day Video

 

Press Release Wildfire Awareness Week 2010

Annual Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Day Event Map
Click Here

2010 Pine Needle & Green Waste Drop Off

7th Annual Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day May 8, 2010

Click on images to enlarge

2nd Annual Seedling Festival
Entry Form

Schedule of Events


 


 

4th Annual Ski/Snowboard Night
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council and Mountain High rescheduled the 4th annual Ski/Snowboard Fundraiser at Mountain High to Sat March 20, 2010. This incredible $15 ticket is good for an 8 hour pass any time Sat March 20th.

This year's event includes not only the local tri-community, but anyone with a badge, including Fire, Police and Agency personnel, will be able to buy a discounted ticket.

For those that would like to donate to the WFSC, but don't care to ski or snowboard, special arrangements have been made to donate tickets to disadvantaged High Desert youth, giving you twice as much bang for your buck. We did this last year and it was a big hit with the kids, who would not normally be able to ski or snowboard.
 
   
   

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!

 
$55 Lift Ticket
for only
$15



Click on image
to enlarge

 Sheep Fire
maps and information
Station Fire
maps and information

 
6th Annual Wildfire Awareness Week 2009

2009 Wildfire and Disaster
Awareness Events Recap

(Click Here 4 Meg PDF file)

1st Annual Seedling Festival (Entry Form)

2009 Pine Needle & Green Waste Drop Off

2009 Wildfire & Disaster
Awareness Day
May 9, 2009


(Click on image to enlarge)
PDF Entry Form for
Seedling Challenge


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3rd Annual Ski/Snowboard Night
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council is having its 3rd annual Ski/Snowboard Fundraiser at Mountain High on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, from 5pm - 10pm.
 
   
   

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council
is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3)
All donations are
tax deductible!


 
New San Bernardino County Fire Ordinances
October 7, 2008
San Bernardino,  Calif.
New! Roof & Fire Hazard Abatement Ordinances in San Bernardino County
Effective January 1, 2009.

Roof Ordinance (23kb PDF file)
Fire Hazard Abatement Ordinance (53kb PDF file)  
Wildfire Awareness Week 2008    May 4-10
Click here for Slide Show  (4meg swf file)

       

2nd Annual Ski/Snowboard Night - Huge Success
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council held its 2nd annual Ski/Snowboard Fundraiser at Mountain High on February 6, 2008. This year's event was a huge success with over 100 disadvantaged inner city youths receiving donated tickets.

The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council would like to thank Mountain High Resort for providing the opportunity to hold this worthwhile fundraiser and to all of those who generously donated to the event.

Wrightwood Fire Safe Council Board Members display Mountain High check from gate proceeds the night of the event. The event raised just over $6,000 including presold tickets and the gate for the night.
 

Economic Impact 2007 Southern California Wildfires Report
December 24, 2007
Southern, Calif. — Wildfires of October 2007 affected lives and businesses in seven Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.

The firefighters who bravely fought the fires of 2007 prevented even further economic loss by keeping the flames out of commercial areas so people still had their jobs, even if they have to cope with other economic disruptions.

To read the entire report: Economic Impacts Fires So Cal 2007 (400kb PDF file)  
Angeles National Forest - Wrightwood Project
November 23, 2007
ARCADIA, Calif. — The Angeles National Forest has released the Wrightwood Project Environmental Assessment (EA) planned to reduce wildfire risk and improve forest health on approximately 2,156 acres near Wrightwood, CA.

The project is part of a comprehensive wildfire protection strategy developed when the Wrightwood Community Wildfire Protection Plan was initiated by the Wrightwood Fire Safe Council in 2005.

This project is authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act that provides for a 30-day administrative review period after the EA is made available for public review.

Only individuals or organizations that submitted specific written comments related to the proposed project during the comment period (July 23, 2004 through September 9, 2004) are eligible to participate in this objection process. Federal agencies may not file objections.

EA Document (2 meg PDF file)        Map Set (43 meg PDF file)
Wildfire Awareness Week May 5-12 2007


Free Pine Needle & Green Waste Drop off Poster


Wildfire & Disaster Awareness Day Poster


Junior Firefighter Challenge Poster


Junior Fire Fighter
Challenge Returns 5-12-07

8 days of Free
Pine Needle and Green
Waste Drop Off
All Green Waste Will Be Recycled !

MAST celebrates 1,000,000 dead dying and diseased tree
being removed from the San Bernardino County Mountain areas.

 

Click here full story (Word doc file)

Large Size Tree Falling click here
MAST Bark Beetle
2007 Calendar
Full size calendar (3 meg Pdf)

Pinon Mesa Fuel Modification Community Meeting Nov 12, 2006
Fire Safe Council letter to residents (pdf file 54kb)

Community Meeting Presentation (pdf file 4 meg)
Note: If photos do not display in PDF - download file to your hard disk and run

Community Meeting Presentation (Power Point File 2.4 meg)


 

3rd annual Wildfire Awareness Day 2006
The event was expanded to include a great deal more wildfire and disaster exhibits, speakers and education.

Wrightwood Fire Station 101 hosted the 1st annual Junior Fire Fighter Challenge. This educational and fun event was for elementary school age children. They learned to crawl under smoke - in a smoke filled tunnel, roll up fire hose and use a real fire hose to extinguish a real fire. When they completed the challenge prizes were awarded.


Click above
School Flyer

Click above
Speaker Schedule

 


Lone Pine Canyon Project
April 19, 2006 prescribed burn begins.
Click for webpage with photos and details

WFSC Board decides on date for 3rd annual Wildfire Awareness Day 2006
Saturday, May 13, 9am to 4pm at Mountain Hardware on Hwy2

7/12/2005
The Wrightwood Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) becomes the 1st fire plan completed in San Bernardino County.
The California Fire Alliance states that they are aware of only 6 agreed to CWPPs, including Wrightwood's in the state.
 


6/2/2005
MAST and San Bernardino County Fire
offers
Free tree removal Click Here


5/14/2005
2,000 visitors attend 2nd annual Wildfire Awareness Day.  Click Here for Webpage
 


5/14/2005
Wrightwood Fire Safe Council releases draft of Community Wildfire Protection Plan.


3/9/2005
Governor Schwarzenegger's Emergency Proclamation for Wrightwood posted.

Click here for to view Proclamation  ( pdf file - 550k )
2/21/2005
WWFSC Board decides on date for Wildfire Awareness Day 2005
Saturday, May 14, 9am to 4pm at Mountain Hardware on Hwy2

2/2/2005
Community Wildfire Protection Plan documents (Click here)
8/10/2004
Final Document for the Lone Pine Canyon Fuel Reduction Project
Click here for finalized Lone Pine Canyon Fuel Reduction Project ( pdf file - 2.4 meg )
7/26/2004
Angeles National Forest Proposes to Reduce
Fuels and Thin Forests Near Wrightwood


Click here for News Release  ( pdf file - 88k )
Click here for Proposed Action  ( pdf file - 116k )
Click here for MAP Project Proposed Action Summary  ( pdf file - 518k )
Click here for MAP Project Removal Methods Summary  ( pdf file - 499k )
Click here for MAP Project Proposed Action Detailed  ( pdf file - 1.8meg )


5/22/2004
Wrightwood Community Wildfire Protection Plan   Click Here
5/21/2004
Wildfire Awareness Day 2004 website   Click Here
5/16/2004
The Wrightwood Healthy Forest & Restoration Guidelines now available.

This important document includes:
How did we get where we are today?
What is Wrightwood’s greatest threat?
What do we need to do?
How do we do this?
Wildlife habitat preservation


Click Here (40k - .pdf file)

(.pdf files require free Acrobat reader to be installed on your computer. More information )
5/15/2004
An estimated one thousand people attended Wrightwood FSC's 1st annual Wildfire Awareness Day. The event included representatives from the Angeles National Forest, CDF, SB County Fire, SB County Weed & Tree abatement and let's not forget the kids favorite, Smokey Bear. The SBNF Wildfire Experience Exhibit was a big hit along with the Lions Club serving over 600 free hot dogs. Special Guest Dr. Laura D. Merrill, Ph.D., Entomologist answered questions regarding insects in our forest.  The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council displayed a number of bark beetle and forest health exhibits and served over 30 pounds of fresh popcorn. The WWFSC would like to thank everyone involved that helped put on this successful event.
4/30/2004
Documents for the proposed fuel reduction plan in the Lone Pine Canyon area are now available.


Click here for News Release  (95k - .pdf file)
Click here for Cover Letter  (49k - .pdf file)
Click here for Proposed Action  (36k - .pdf file)
Click here for Map  (1.3meg - .pdf file)

(.pdf
files require free Acrobat reader to be installed on your computer. More information )
3/30/2004
Experts express their thoughts about bark beetles and pruning of trees. Click here
3/29/2004
San Bernardino County Offers Tree Removal Assistance Program
In an effort to help homeowners remove dead & dying trees, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has allocated $600,000 in combination with funding secured by Congressman Jerry Lewis through the Hazard Mitigation Grant to fund the Tree Removal Assistance Program. This is in addition to the $1 million revolving fund previously allocated by the board.

Through this program, homeowners living in the San Bernardino mountains (from Wrightwood through Forest Falls) can receive up to $5,000 in assistance to have dead and dying trees removed from their property.
Click here (Word .doc file)
2/17/2004
The Wrightwood Fire Safe Council Board elected Susan Crew as a new board member  and Secretary. 
2/17/2004
Documents for the proposed fuel reduction plan in the Big Pines area are now available online.     (PDF files require free Acrobat reader to be installed on your computer. More information )
Click here for letter (.pdf file)  Click here for proposed plan (.pdf file)  Click here for map (.pdf file)
2/13/2004
ARCADIA, Calif. –  The Angeles National Forest is proposing to establish wildfire fuel breaks and reduce forest fuel loading along Big Pines Highway, from the Big Pines Information Station northwest to the forest boundary at Mile High Ranch.  The purpose of this project is to protect people, property, and historic values, and to increase fireline safety for fire fighters.
Click here for brochure (Word .doc file)

Forest Service officials are anticipating a similar announcement for the Wrightwood fuel reduction project around April 15th. The Wrightwood project is much more complex in nature and scope so it is taking a little longer to do the data analysis and come up with a sound proposed action.
Wrightwood.....1/22/2004
Information and forms regarding Southern California Edison's (SCE) bark beetle tree removal and reimbursement program has been added to our Document Library.
Wrightwood.....1/19/2004
David Brackin, supervisor of San Bernardino County Weed Abatement Program will attend the Jan 20, 2004 meeting to answer questions regarding the county program.
Click here for a message from the Fire Hazard Abatement Program

Wrightwood.....12/16/2003
The WWFSC meeting was attended by members of the SB County Fire Department Hazardous Tree Program. The representatives discussed the 230 abatement notices sent to Wrightwood Property owners this month. The 30 day notices were delayed in mail and will not become due until early January. Anyone receiving an abatement notice must complete the work by that time or contact the agency at (909) 337-1225. Extensions of time are available in addition to some grants for tree removal.
Wrightwood.....12/11/2003
San Bernardino County Fire Prevention Officer Thomas Strong will attend the next WWFSC meeting, Tuesday 12-16-03 to discuss the 200 notices sent to Wrightwood Property owners regarding abatement of hazardous tree conditions.

Click here to view San Bernardino County code regarding duty to Abate Fire Hazards or Hazardous Trees. (file requires free Acrobat Reader)

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