Please join us for our monthly meeting. Meetings are the fourth Monday of each month. Located at the clubhouse and on Zoom! Agendas can be found by scrolling down to the Meeting Information section.
Be sure to scroll down this page for all kinds of great information to help you prepare your family, your home and your property in the event of a wildfire.
If you missed the Evacuation and Preparedness meeting or want to review, you can watch recording by clicking here . The sound will get better as you go. We are still learning!!
If you have any issues, please let me know. we had some technical difficulties at the end and lost the last section of recording. Good thing is it was a couple of minutes.
We apologize that not all the questions asked could be heard during the meeting. For those that attended on Zoom we were able to list the questions when they came up but they did not come through the recording.
Additional documents to prepare for evacuation can be found by scrolling down to Evacuation and Preparedness.
IMPORTANT!! Sign up for CODE RED!! You cannot get and emergency notification without it! Go to https://ready.edso.org to register your phone numbers today. In the event of an emergency you will get a call from 866-419-5000. That's a call you will want to answer!!
There are lots of great places to get fire information. Below are links to just a few.
Neighborhood Radio Watch!!
If you have your license and radio and have been listening to the Pollock Pines - Camino Neighborhood Radio Watch you have heard the group report on nearby fires. It is one of the best tools we can have for fire information in our area. We are so grateful to the EDC Amateur Radio Club for bringing this to our area. See the brochure here for more information.
To get your license which will be good for anyone in your family whether they live with you or not click here for the instructions or scroll down to the Neighborhood Radio Watch Section.
To join the Neighborhood Radio Watch Facebook page to get updates on fires and more go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1839636762848096
To sign up with the group email to get even more info and be able to communicate with the group all at once, and get reminders for meetings and net check-in nights sign up at https://groups.io/g/Pollock-Pines-Camino-NRW/join
Other links for fire information
Alert Wildfire Cameras in our area: http://www.alertwildfire.org/tahoe/index.html?camera=Axis-MtAukum2&v=fd40731
Broadcastify: Go to https://www.broadcastify.com/webPlayer/16015 or download the phone app.
CalFire Amador/EDC Unit: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIREAEU
Cal Fire Incidents: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/
US Forest Service - EDC: https://www.facebook.com/eldoradonf
Flightradar24: to view airplanes that may be on air attack.
El Dorado County Emergency & Information Page:
El Dorado County Emergency Response Information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1540906432868899
If you are a SENIOR or DISABLED vet and need assistance with defensible space, please call (707) 888-9331 and let Sherry know. Leave a message if no one answers with your information.
If you would like to volunteer to help others, please let Sherry know. (707) 888-9331 or email GoldRidgeForestFSC@yahoo.com
If you are looking for the FIREWISE certificate, look no further. Scroll down to Firewise.
Defensible Space Update - You asked the questions and we received the answers. Click here for the latest defensible space updates.
Defensible Space Ordinance
For more information on the Defensible Space Ordinance, visit:
Additional information on the 2020 defensible space inspections can be found here:
Defensible Space video - A big thank you to our neighbors at Sierra Springs who put together a great educational video to show you how to achieve your defensible space. Click here to view.
The El Dorado County Vegetation Management Division held a webinar presentation to answer questions about the ordinance enforcement program. You can now watch the recording here.
Gold Ridge Forest residents asked questions. See your answers below under Defensible Space Ordinance below "Defensible Space FAQs"
EMERGENCY EMERGENCY!!! Need to be seen? If emergency vehicles can't find you, they can't help you. Scroll down to find a form to order your reflective sign today! Only $25
Do you wonder about your landscape? Are your plants fire friendly - fire resistant? To learn more go to https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/get-ready/fire-resistant-landscaping/
FIRE RESISTANT TARPS
Do you need a fire retardant/resistant tarp for your wood pile per the defensible space ordinance? must be •Cal Fire NFPA 701, CPAI-84 & California Title 19 Compliant or State of California Fire Marshal approved.
Here are a few choices we found.
The Fire Safe Council is a separate entity form the POA. For questions and more information, please call (707) 888-9331 or email GoldRidgeForestFSC@yahoo.com
Our mission is to make our community fire safe through roadside vegetation management, greenbelt clearing, through Grant funding, special programs for our residents and volunteer services. We are also here to educate and encourage our neighbors to contribute by clearing their own defensible space and making sure they have evacuation plans that will work best for them. It is this council's promise to seek grant funding in order to complete the above and more.
If you have any questions or need assistance feel free to email GoldRidgeForestFSC@yahoo.com or call (707) 888-9331.
Sherry Hawk, Chairman
Patricia Schoggins, Treasurer
Rich Wade, Forester
Dominque Smith, POA Greenbelt Director
Emma Miles, Secretary
Jonathan Schule - Remote member
See the Power point from the July 31 Evacuation Meeting plus more information coming. (Pre-Evacuation, Safety for your Pets, Evacuation Checklist)
Below are important files and maps regarding the defensible space ordinance inspections coming in 2020.
May 14, 2020 Town Hall Meeting Flyer (pdf)Download
Sly Park CEA (pdf)Download
Initial Duty to Abate Notice rev 2-11-2020 (pdf)Download
EDC Ordinance Inspection (Revised 2-4-2020) (jpg)Download
Chipping Application (docx)Download
Chipping Instructions.pdf (pdf)Download
Nov 2020 Defesible Space questions (pdf)Download
03.10.20 Meeting Agenda (pdf)Download
03.10.20 Meeting Minutes (pdf)Download
06-09-2020 Meeting Minutes (docx)Download
07.14.20 Meeting Agenda (pdf)Download
08.18.20 Meeting Agenda (pdf)Download
07-14-2020 Meeting Minutes (pdf)Download
11.10.20 Meeting Agenda (pdf)Download
09.10.20 Meeting Minutes (pdf)Download
01.12.21 Proposed Agenda (pdf)Download
11.10.20 Meeting Minutes (pdf)Download
06.16.2021 Proposed Agenda (pdf)Download
09.15.21 Agenda (pdf)Download
It is very important and highly recommended by Cal Fire and EDC to have visible street signs. Keep emergency vehicles from wondering the neighborhood looking for you. Signs are only $25