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Creek Fire Update for
Saturday 9/12/2020
Firefighter Allbright, Chief Coleman and The Chief just returned from Huntington
where they worked the fire on a 48 hour shift. During that peoiod they completed a
complete survery of the fire damage and a written update.

 

Chick here for the 9/12/2020 update

 
Huntington Fire has greatly improved our ISO Protection Class Rating!

HLVFD has completed our five-year re-evaluation by the Insurance Service Organization (ISO) and have improved our
protection class rating to a 5 / 5Y! This is great news for us and should help significantly with insurance at Huntington Lake.
Areas on the east of the Lake within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant and all of the Dowville Tract now has a five (5) rating
based on amount of water available for a fire from fire hydrants. The rest of the Lake has been assigned a 5Y rating
which is based on how much water the Fire Department can bring to a fire in our fire engines and water tenders.

Should your tract wish to improve your protection class rating contact the fire chief about requirements of your water system.

Residents are encouraged to contact their insurance agents right away!

Click the insurance button above to read more!


The "College Fire"

Click the picture on the right to see a slide show, two dash cam videos and three TV news reports of the cabin fire in Lower Deer Creek Track across from the College Campground.

 


Huntington Seeks $20,000 OHV grant!

The department is applying for a $20,000 grant from the California's State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division to purchase medical supplies, and radios this year. The funds will support our trail monitoring and rescue program on OHV and snowmobile trials in the High Sierra this summer and next winter. The grant requres that the department provide a 26% match for the funds the OHV Division gives us. We will provide that match in firefighter labor and "rental" of our heavy rescue Snow-Cat shown right. The medical supplies are consumables that are replaced every year and the high power digital radios will allow our monitoring and rescue teams to communicate with each other and with our partner agencies which is often difficult on remote OHV routes.

We invite your comments and suggestions that will improve this grant so that Off-Highway Vehicle recreation in our area is even safer!

The entire preliminary grant application can be viewed on or after March 4th on The California Parks OHV Grant site at:

http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/user/home.aspx Choose "review preliminary application"

To leave a suggestion for enhancing the grant or other comment follow the instructions below:

http://olga.ohv.parks.ca.gov/egrams_ohmvr/admin/ViewAppDocs.aspx?pdfappcode=000825

You can also send your comments and suggestions to the Fire Chief at: chief@hlvfd.org and to the
California's State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Divison at: OHV.grants@parks.ca.gov.



Thanks for your support ... Huntington Fire continues to find the best ways to serve the people who live, work and play in the High Sierra!
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Telephone:
Business Phone: 559-297-9450
Chief's Cell: 925-364-0699
Station 62: 559-893-2347

Business Address:
125 E Barstow Suite 109
Fresno, CA 93710


Electronic mail:
General Information: Chief's E-mail
Training Officer: Training 62

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Sierra National Forest Web site
Sierra National Forest Maps
Sierra National Forest Road Conditions
Highway 168 Road Conditions
China Peak Web Cam
Rancheria and Shaver Web Cams
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Automated Weather Station on Dam #1
Campfire Permits
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