Lockwood Fire Protection District
PO Box 221, Volcano California 95689
To Residents of the Lockwood Fire Protection District:
As you know, you are living in a High Wildfire Danger area of Amador County. During their June 1 meeting, the Lockwood Fire Protection District Board addressed the urgency of fire protection clearing within the Lockwood Fire Protection District. This urgency has been reinforced by the ongoing fires throughout the West which have dangerously stretched fire-fighting agencies across the state. This scenario makes the risk of uncontrolled fire even greater.
You are strongly urged to immediately examine your property for fire protection and take the necessary actions to protect your home by clearing 100 feet of defensible space around all structures (CA PRC 4291). In addition, your examination and action should to include the effect your vacant property may have on neighboring property. To aid you in your defensible space clearance, the green waste container will be at Station 151 until July 15.
The only fire hydrant in the district is at Mella Drive, so there is a clear need for water tanks throughout the District, especially along the Shake Ridge and Fiddletown Road corridors. These tanks can be used to refill water tenders during wildland fires. Contact the fire department for plumbing and connection standards. If you have an existing tank, please notify us so it can be added to the district map.
If everyone does their part, our firefighters will stand a better chance of helping to provide protection.
Cathy M. Koos Breazeal, President