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Fire Hazard Mitigation in the Central Foothills

posted Feb 22, 2014, 12:37 PM by joanie fauci
After contacting various city/county/state agencies for grant money to try and do some fire mitigation within our neighborhood association, I was contacted and asked to sit on a steering committee that helps decide which deserving projects around the county get grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The steering committee is made up of government, private sector and concerned citizens who meet once a month to reassess the current Ada City-County Hazard Mitigation Plan and help to reshape it into something more user friendly and utilitarian to the public. Hazards include floods, earthquakes, wildfire, tornadoes and other natural disasters.

Following are links to the website and a questionnaire on how prepared you think Ada County is in the event of natural disasters. The website provides information on our progress, future public meetings, and will keep you updated on our progress. It would be great if you could take a moment (I think it took me about 3 minutes) to answer the questions so we can get some feedback from the public on what services could be improved. We estimate that it will take about 11 months of meetings to get the plan revised and to make decisions regarding dissemination of grants. Hopefully in the end, we'll be able to take advantage of a grant that could help us to make our neighborhood better prepared in the event of a wildfire.

The Ada City-County Emergency Management web link:
http://www.accem.org/hmpu.html

We have developed a hazard mitigation survey that is ready to be deployed via the web. The web link is as follows:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/adacounty-wewanttoknowwhatyouthink



Sincerely,

Jody Orr
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