Healdsburg resident, Mr. Eric Drew, gave the fire department the historic picture of the City of Healdsburg and Fitch Mountain to compare the amount of vegetation that has grown on Fitch Mountain from 1928 to 2005 (picture below). On a regular basis, the fire department initiates a campaign to educate those city residents whom live on or adjacent to Fitch Mountain as to the wildfire hazards that are present in the area. In fact, because most of Fitch Mountain has been designated by the State as a Fire Severity Zone, it is subject to specific fire safe regulations which we enforce each spring when we send out abatement notices during our Weed Abatement program.
How You Can Help Prevent Fires
Whereas, the notices many of you may receive provide guidance as to the vegetation clearance you need to take in order to maintain compliance with the regulations, there are a number of other measures you can take that will not only help you before a fire, but increase your safety when 1 occurs.