May is National Wildfire Awareness Month, and with wildfire season quickly approaching we want to highlight a story of hope, bravery, and how smart planning helped save Sonoma County.
In October of 2019 the Kincaid Fire burned over 77,000 acres, threatening Windsor and Healdsburg. The fire line was held by 200 firefighters, along with more than 5,200 personnel and nearly a dozen agencies, who together battled the flames. After about two weeks and the evacuation of over 200,000 people across the county, the fire was contained and not one life was lost.
Join us on Thursday May 28th, from 12:15 – 1 p.m. as we hear firsthand how firefighters and first responders were able to use the green buffers adjacent to the Urban Growth Boundaries of the town of Windsor and city of Healdsburg to successfully defend homes and businesses from the flames. We will be joined by Windsor Councilperson Deb Fudge and Deputy Fire Chief Matt Gustafson of the Sonoma County Fire Protection District.
Greenbelts and smart growth are tools that can help our communities build resilience as climate change creates more frequent and intense wildfires across the Bay Area.
Register now to join this inspiring talk.