WILDLAND FUEL CREWS

The Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District formed a “fuels crew” in the Spring of 2018 to perform vegetation management (wildfire “fuels”) using CAL FIRE grant funding. The crew is comprised of part time employees who are primarily volunteer fire fighters and forestry students. The crew operates chain saws and chippers to cut and chip vegetation. The initial work focused on reducing vegetation along private roads and helped stop the spread of the 2019 Kincade Fire along Coyote Ridge Road. Community donations, project sponsorships, and grants have provided funding to keep the fuel crew operational. The fuel crews has completed several fuel reduction projects in its short existence and has evolved into helping with burn piles and prescribed burns.

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MEET THE CREW

Tyson Cummings Crew Supervisor

Alexander Beorchia Crew Foreman

Carla Delgadillo Crew Foreman

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PROJECTS