Woodside Fire News
WOODSIDE FIRE GUIDELINES FOR OUR ESSENTIAL CURBSIDE CHIPPING BEGINNING MAY 4TH, 2020
Woodside Fire is gearing up to begin providing its annual chipping service!
This service is essential in order to help maintain the quality of life and property for the citizens living in the WUI zones of our communities. By working together, we can achieve effective fire protection, education, and planning.
Your participation helps us reduce the vegetative fuel load, which helps to prevent a catastrophic wildfire from occurring.
The link below will take you to our Chipper page where you can find your chipping date.
“Fire Safety landscape projects include the removal, reduction and/or replacement of hazardous flammable vegetation, specifically, flashy fuels consisting of weeds, annual grasses and vines, as well as dead trees, vegetative material and litter that is capable of being easily ignited and endangering property as determined by the Fire Marshal. This would include the maintenance of trees by removing limbs located less than 6 feet above the ground and making sure the horizontal distance between crowns of adjacent trees, structures, overhead electrical facilities and unmodified fuel is not less than 10 feet. Deadwood and litter shall be regularly removed from trees. Maintaining the roof of all structures, free of leaves, needles and other dead vegetative growth is also a necessary part of fire safety landscaping”.