Amador Fire Safe Council
Copyright © 2008 Amador Fire Safe Council
On Jan. 3, 2011, the AFSC received a thank you note. I said "J and I sure did need the wood you gave us. Thank
you and Happy New Year"
Mrs. T called on Jan. 6,2011. She was crying when she called to thank us. She said the market in Buckhorn was
out of wood and someone drove her to Raley's. Their wood was $7.99 for a small box of campfire wood, so she
was thrilled with the wood Larry brought her.
Jan. 29, 2011
My husband Tim, grandson Austin and I had a very successful first firewood delivery experience.
We found Bonnie S. to be gracious and delightful and she seems to be doing well. She got good medical news
yesterday and was feeling optimistic about life. She was so grateful for the wood and thanks everyone.
The people at the CYA were kind and helpful.
Tim thinks we should check with her in a few months to see if she needs more wood. Should/could we do that or
should that go through the Senior Center referral? She has a caregiver who comes in during the week and she
may have been the one who made the referral.
We look forward to doing it again when needed.
Thank you for making it possible.
Prospect Place is a low income senior mobile home park. The entire park was cited as out of compliance by
Cal Fire last year. AFSC has been working with the out-of-area owner who agreed that he would be responsible
for clearance on the perimeter, around a workshop and would open up the back escape road. The AFSC
agreed to work around the 59 individual mobile homes. Our crew (The Rubini Brothers) should finish up late
next week and then will install reflective address signs at each mobile home.
After a final Cal Fire inspection, this community will then be ready for its Firewise Communities designation.
The Firewise-required $2 per capita investment by the community was an issue at first; however, the local Red
Cross volunteer who lives in the park has built up a firewood bank for the residents which will far exceed the
This is a federally funded grant, funded by the US Forest Service, bringing in over $100,000 to the county and
creating 4 jobs.
Aug. 25, 2011