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Butte County Fire Safe Council: Chipper Program for Fire Safety



       

By: Calli-Jane Burch Executive Director Butte County Fire Safe Council

December 14, 2010 - Is it really time to get ready for fire season?

Yes, the Chipper Program is here to help you create defensible space in the 100 foot zone around your house and provides an alternative to burning or hauling fire hazardous brush.

The Chipper program is in its ninth year and anticipates offering service this season until May 15th but don’t wait to get your fire prevention work done!

To prepare brush and limbs for the Chipper Program:

1. Stack cut brush and limbs in a row within 5 feet of the road edge with the ends facing towards the road.

2. Rows should be stacked no more that 4 feet high.

3. Keep mud, rocks and roots out of the rows.

4. Locate the rows so the truck and chipper can easily access them, no off-road locations allowed.

To participate in the Chipper Program please call 530-877-0984. The Program is a service of the Butte County Fire Safe Council, a non-profit organization.

Your tax deductible support of the Program as a “Wildfire Safe Neighbors” is critical to wildfire safety in our community. Donations can be made at www.thenet411.net or mailed to 5619 Black Olive Dr., Paradise, CA 95969.

The program is made possible by grants from National Fire Plan grants from the Bureau of Land Management of the California Fire Safe Council, Secure Rural Schools Act Title III Funds, Proposition 40 Community Assistance Grant through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as well as donations from local residents.

Website: www.buttefiresafe.org

 

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