Sacto 9-1-1
September 27, 2013
Public invited to sign up for Sac Metro workshops on wildfire hazards

The public is invited to attend a series of workshops provided by Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District on how to prevent damage to residential property from wildfires.

Metro fire was awarded grant by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to create a community wildland protection plan. A component of the plan is to provide public education and seek feedback from the public in the fire district.

The 12 one-day courses in "Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards" and four two-day courses in "Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone" begin Oct. 1 and run through Nov. 7.

The one-day workshops are offered in Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rio Linda and at Fire Station 50 on Gerber Road,. The two-day courses will be held in Fair Oaks.

The workshops are designed to teach residents how to conduct an assessment of their property and suggest ways to help reduce wildland fire risk.

To register, go to For more information call (916) 859-4318.

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