April is shaping up to be a very active National County Government Month this year. More information about our National County Government Month activities can be found online at www.slocounty.ca.gov/2019NCGM.
In January 2005 a new state law became effective that extended the defensible space clearance around homes and structures from 30 feet to 100 feet. Proper clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire. This defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a wildland fire.
The CAL FIRE/ SLO County Fire Stairclimb team raised $19,533. All 2,000 participants are career or volunteer firefighters who climbed the second tallest building west of the Mississippi in full turnout gear, weighing over 50 pounds, while on-air in support of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.