Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Amador Fire Safe Council - Wed Nov 20

Amador Fire Safe Council
Board of Directors Meeting
"The mission of the Amador County Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of Amador County and their property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation, and action."
AFSC, P O Box 1055, Pine Grove, CA 95665 – Phone: (209)295-6200

Meeting Agenda
November 20, 2013
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Amador County Agriculture Department Conference Room
12200 Airport Road, Martell

Call to order
Approval of Agenda (Action)
Approval of Minutes  September 18,  2013 (October meeting cancelled, no quorum)
Treasurer’s Report (Action)
Executive Director Report
AFSC invoices confirmation (Action) (see reverse side)
Committee/Grant reviews (Discussion and possible Action)
Hazard Fuels Reduction & Maintenance Committees 
Public Events Committee
Employee Handbook Review Committee
ACCG Report – Cornerstone Project updates
Tiger Creek RAC project status
High Country CWPP status
Sherwood project status
Fiddletown CWPP
National Forest Foundation Grant
Old Business (discussion and possible action)
New Business  (discussion and possible action)
Bookkeeper death
Officer election – replacement of John Romena
 Public Comments
Next meeting, December 18, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

"What could be finer than Wine & Fire"? Lockwood FPD Fundraiser is underway on November 13

The Lockwood Fire Protection District Auxiliary is raising funds by selling Sip California wine tasting cards from November 13, 2013 through January, 2014. Funds raised will allow LFPD to purchase necessary equipment and supplies during fire season and throughout the year.
Sip California ( currently markets three distinct Complimentary Wine Tasting Cards via e-commerce through its website.  The Sacramento Valley / Sierra Foothills card sells for $35.  The Lodi Appellation card sells for $35, and the Sonoma Region card sells for $50.  Each of the three wine region cards affords the cardholder complimentary tasting for two at wine tasting rooms through December 31, 2014.  
Beginning November 13, 2013 through January 2014, you can purchase each Wine Tasting Card directly from Sip California through its website  using the fund raising code LFPD.  For each card purchased using the LFPD code, Sip California pays the Lockwood Fire Protection District Auxiliary half of the proceeds.  If the internet is unavailable, cards may be purchased through Jackie Vaughn by calling 209-296-6868.
Says Jackie, who is spearheading the fundraiser, “The Sip California program comes at a great time for holiday gift giving.  What better way to raise funds than by providing a unique gift opportunity while supporting our volunteer fire department?”

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp firefighters enjoy pumpkin carving...some for the first time.

Most of us reflect back fondly with memories of carving the annual family Jack-o-Lantern as children. For many of the firefighters at Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp carving a pumpkin for the camps annual pumpkin carving contest was a first time experience...and boy what an experience it was. It’s true what they say everyone enjoys an opportunity to act like a kid again and the Pine Grove Firefighters where no exception. 
The otherwise confident swagger of the firefighters was replaced with nervous laughter as they hesitantly reached in to their pumpkins to scoop out a hand full of “pumpkin guts”. The pumpkin carving contest quickly became competitive with each guy attempting to out due the other with their creativity and artistic abilities. Soon the various symbols of the season began to take shape in the form of the occasional bat, ghost or goblin. The completed works of holiday art were both unique and impressive. The contest was concluded with judging and five lucky winners receiving prizes for their effort.
The night continued following the pumpkin judging with hot fudge sundaes and bags of treats. With the freshly carved Jack-o-Lanterns lit all around and the lights turned low, the guys settled in to their seats to watch Hollywood’s latest offering of fear. Once again the child within began to appear when the occasional gasp, scream and outburst of “don’t go in there” and “run” was directed at the TV. The night concluded when the guys expressed their sincere appreciation to Youth Correctional Counselor Debby Brady for her efforts making the night of fun possible.

Submitted by: 
Michael S. Roots
Mike Roots
Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp
PO Box 1040
13630 Aqueduct-Volcano Rd.
Pine Grove, CA 95665
Division of Juvenile Justice

Pictures and Editorial by Lt. Liptrap