When I was building our house, I learned a very important lesson regarding lightning. It didn’t have to strike the house; this lesson happened with lightning strikes at least a half-mile away.
I was working on the east wall of the living room; at this point in the…Read More
On June 13, 2021 at the SFTR MOC, wildland firefighter Ryan Theler gave an extremely informative presentation about prevention and preparedness in case of wildfires in our area.
Recently there has been a number of incidents involving "off the road vehicles". Typically, but not always, the violators have been visitors or guests on the Ranch who may or may not know the rules. The dangers involve collisions, sparks that start fires (which we all dread), trespassing on personal property, personal bodily injury, and the unimaginable - death. ALL property owners are responsible and accountable to educate…Read More
(The Preparedness Corner articles were written by Paul Vircsik from 2000 to 2005. The introduction below was written by Paul for the SFTR website. The PDF linked below it contains all of the Preparedness Corner articles plus a short bio of Paul at the end.)
"As an introduction to this area I would like to share my thoughts on why I write to you each month. During my career in the fire service I have always felt that the greatest way…Read More
T’was a near miss today for SFTR. Several significant factors conspired to produce a very favorable outcome to a potentially catastrophic event....
As rain showers began to form in the early afternoon, an occasional rumble of thunder could be heard. Because of the possibility of lightning in her area, part-time resident Lisa Lewis was on her deck watching for nearby strikes. A strike a mile or so from her house produced…