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Valley Home News 2-17-21
Winnie Mullins

We share important information this week! With fire season coming earlier and earlier each year it is more important than ever to have all the information we can have. This important information comes from East Stanislaus Fire Safe Council. East Stanislaus Fire Safe Council is a grassroots non-profit organization protecting Stanislaus County. The East Stanislaus Fire Safe Council protects the Stanislaus County community by working to reduce wildfires and their devastating effects through education, construction of shaded fuel breaks and fuel reduction projects. With Valley Home not being in a high fire danger zone, our residents may feel this information is not very relevant to us. Although we are surrounded by clover pastures, irrigated fields and trees, this information is very relevant here! It is important to have knowledge of all access roads, locked gates, access to any available water sources ... you will also find information on safe generator use, keeping homes safe for young children, home hardening and the use of extension cords properly. Really great information! We need to be vigilant. Many of us have friends and families that have homes in the path of potential wildfires. Most of us enjoy trips up the Highway 108 corridor. We enjoy the beauty of our mountains and forests and although it is not easy to control a wildfire, we can definitely do things to help prevent a wildfire! Planning, working with fire officials and other agencies, the Fire Safe Council invites you to their website for more information You may also contact the East Stanislaus Fire Safe Council at 325 East G Street, Oakdale, CA 95361.

We greatly appreciate Battalion Chief Ryan Winton and all those whose efforts are making the East Stanislaus Fire Council a reality. Thank you to all!


As always you may reach me at or by phone at 209-985-5233. Until next time, “Happy Trails to All”!