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.
Please join us for our monthly meeting. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm at the GRF Lodge. Next meeting July 14th - 7:00 pm at the Clubhouse
May 20th - 7:00 pm – Gold Ridge Forest Fire Safe Council Update RECORDING
We had a great presentation on all things firesafe!! Please Click Here to hear the update.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS - MEETINGS & EVENTS
DUMPSTER DAY - June 27 - The Gold Ridge Forest Fire Safe Council hosted two dumpsters and a chipper and with the help of our POA staff a chipper allowed for even more debris to be received. Thank you to all of our crew and POA staff and to those that cleared their properties and brought their green waste, It was a successful day all around! For pictures of this great event go to
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SAVE THE DATE!! September 19th we will host another event to thank all our residents for all their hard work, making our community firesafe. Plus a presentation on home hardening to help make our homes fire safe as well.
Defensible Space Ordinance
INSPECTIONS BEGIN IN JUNE 2020
Some of you may have already received your first letter with a deadline of June 1st for fire hazard reduction and defensible space clean up. Inspections will begin in our area at that time and we want to be sure you are prepared. Both the County Vegetation Management Division and CAL FIRE will be concentrating on our area. Maps can be found below below under Defensible Space Ordinance for those areas handled buy the county and those that will be handled by CAL FIRE.
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"
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
OUTDOOR BURN P ILES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR THIS SEASON. PLEASE DO NOT BURN!!!
Please be careful when mowing or weed eating and try to only do during the color times of the day and when there is minimal wind!
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.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the chipping program form or the defensible space ordinance inspections coming this summer, feel free to email GoldRidgeForestFSC@yahoo.com or call (707) 888-9331.
Sherry Hawk, Chairman
Patricia Schoggins, Treasurer
Richard Jukes, Secretary
Rich Wade, Forester
Dominque Smith, POA Greenbelt Director
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
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