An important message from District 5 Supervisor, Rob Brown
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (August 21, 2019) – When a fire starts, immediate action can limit the damage or even avert disaster. That was demonstrated by the fast work of first responders in the early hours of the Golf Fire. With 12,000 homes in the area, getting on top of the fire right away was essential.
Frequently, 911 dispatchers receive phone calls very quickly after a fire starts. This is, in part, because so many fires start along roadsides. What if the people making those calls had a fire extinguisher, and were able to help get the initial flames out, before the fire could spread?
The Lake County Wine Alliance appreciated the value of this proactive line of thinking, and made 500 fire extinguishers available to Lake County residents. As previously reported by LakeCoNews, Ukiah Oxygen generously provided 350 ABC chemical and 150 2.5 gallon stainless steel water-filed extinguishers at a significant discount, and the Wine Alliance funded the cost, 100%.
We gave away many of those Sunday, August 18, at Riviera Elementary, to concerned residents that want to be prepared to act to protect their communities, should they notice a developing fire.
100 fire extinguishers, a mix of water-filled and ABC type, will be available from Kelseyville Fire Protection District, starting Thursday, August 22. Kelseyville Fire will also provide instruction on how to use the extinguishers. Thank you to Chief Joey P. Huggins and his team for their tremendous support.
What: Fire Extinguisher Giveaway (100 2.5 gallon water-filled and ABC chemical extinguishers)
Where: Kelseyville Fire Protection District, 4020 Main St, Kelseyville, CA
When: 8am-12pm and 1-5pm, while supplies last
Questions: Call Kelseyville Fire Protection District, at (707) 279-4268.
I sincerely hope many of you will prepare to protect your families and Lake County communities, by taking advantage of this great opportunity.