Welcome to the Omo Ranch Fire Safe Council website
California has experienced double-digit years of drought in the past few decades, and 100 years of forest fire suppression policy resulting in 129 million trees dying due to bark beetle or forest fires.
Given Omo Ranch is located in one of the state’s wildfire-prone areas, we must become a partner in using best practices for our at-risk-neighborhood and understand we must support those who fight our fires and follow their lead.
Great news for our community members! Thanks to our collective commitment to fire safety, our community has been granted the "National Firewise USA Program Certificate of Recognition." When renewing your fire insurance, make sure to mention our Firewise USA Recognition. This could potentially help you secure better rates, providing significant savings. We're proud of our fire-resilient community. Let's continue to make the most of it, saving money and staying safer together!
If firefighters can't find you -- they can't help you!
When emergency responders are called to a given location, there may be a delay in response if crews are unable to see the address from the street. As everyone in this area knows, GPS locations are not always accurate. The few extra minutes it may take to locate your address could cost you your home -- or your life.
EMERGENCY ADDRESS SIGN FUNDRAISER
Funds are used for community wildfire prevention education
- 6" x 18" .063" aluminum covered with green reflective vinyl
- 4" Reflective vinyl numbers on one or both sides.
- Fire resistant when mounted onto a metal post
Cost: $25 + $10 installation
Practices necessary to reduce future fire danger:
creating defensible space on our property
thinning and reducing dried up understory
responsible logging practices
setting prescribed fires in areas of high tree mortality
Education needed for community action plans:
education on fuel load reduction and vegetation management
create plans for water supply, escape routes, and communication back up
livestock evacuation and care plans
utilizing controlled burns
The Omo Ranch Fire Safe Council extends a warm welcome to all community members. Please join us to help create a safer, healthier, more cohesive community. Let us model what we want for our next generation to inherit.