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Walmart Giving! has awarded Sherwood Firewise Communities a grant to help keep residents of the Sherwood Corridor safer
Through the efforts of volunteer Beckie Blackburn, Sherwood Firewise Communities has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Walmart Giving! to provide CalFire approved, reflective address signs for Sherwood Corridor residents who are veterans, disabled and/or income eligible.
July 11, 2022
WILLITS, CA – Fire season now extends throughout the year in Mendocino County. When called for assistance, first responders have expressed concern over the difficulty finding some rural property locations in the Sherwood Corridor. Rapid response is essential to keep our communities safe because localized fires, not extinguished immediately, can quickly turn into devastating wildland fires.
To address the property location issue, Walmart Giving! has awarded Sherwood Firewise Communities a grant that will provide CalFire approved, reflective address signs for Sherwood Corridor residents who are veterans, disabled and/or income eligible. These address signs have 4” high, green, reflective numbers that are easily visible at night and superior to the most common address numbers used by property owners.
The grant also acts as seed money that can be used in future grant applications to demonstrate that Sherwood Firewise Communities is a functioning service organization with community support.
Thank you, Walmart Giving!, for helping keep our communities safer!
Communications and Resources to Keep Our Area Safe
Sherwood Firewise Communities (SFC) serves the communities of the Brooktrails Community Township, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Gates, Sylvandale, Sherwood Valley Rancheria, Sherwood Ranch, and all other properties adjacent to or off of Sherwood Road in Willits, California.
The purpose of SFC is to create and support fire adaptive and resilient communities. This is a volunteer organization. We work with other Fire Safe Groups, Brooktrails Fire Department, the County of Mendocino, and other governmental organizations to maximize our ability to create a safer environment for our residents to withstand emergencies. Consider joining us if you are not already a member!
We invite you to view the different pages of this website. SFC has listed information on personal evacuation planning as well and communication alerts and other resources that may be important in an emergency situation. Being prepared creates a safer environment for all.
Current SFC Meetings and other important events
Click here to Visit our Calendar to see the schedule of quarterly meetings, special events and the SFC You Tube channel. All meetings are currently conducted on Zoom and/or a call-in phone number because of Covid-19 safety issues.
Join the SFC Community
SFC is always in need of additional volunteers. We need people with experience in administration, data entry, website maintenance, publicity, grant writing, accounting, and project management. Email SFC email@example.com with contact information to join SFC
Mendocino County Emergency Alerts
It is recommended that you register for both of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s emergency alert sysems to receive evaluations notices and orders. Sign up for Nixle by cell phone by texting 95490 to 888777. Sign up for MendoAlert (notice by phone, text or email)
Join SafetyNet for Local Incident Notices
Join SafetyNet for notice (by text, email or phone) of verified incidents that relate to the Sherwood Corridor. This system does not take the place of the Mendocino County MendoAlert System. However, it may provided additional information about local incidents that might affect the Sherwood Corridor. If feasible, know your immediate neighbors. Know if someone is disabled, frequently without transportation, or has pets, livestock or other needs. Click here for a SafetyNet registration form and to read more about SafetyNet.
Helpful Links, Lists & Resources
Order a Cal Fire Recommended Address Signs
Order a large green Cal-Fire approved address sign. This will be very helpful for first responders finding your exact location in case of an emergency, especially if it is smokey or dark.
Have questions or comments for SFC? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org /