Wildfire preparedness meetings slated

Santa Clara County residents are invited to attend a series of community meetings – including three local ones – meant to prepare themselves and their homes for wildfire season.

Attendees of the 11 free “Ready, Set, Go” sessions will learn how to create defensible space, harden their homes and develop emergency plans, according to a Santa Clara County Fire Department press release.

“The last few fire seasons have resulted in unprecedented fire behavior and destruction throughout Northern California, and many residents have asked what they can do to be better prepared,” said Fire Chief Tony Bowden, according to the release. “It is imperative those living in communities that interface with the surrounding open space areas provide defensible space around their properties and have a plan.”

Each session is scheduled to run 6:30-8 p.m. The first is set to take place tonight in Los Gatos at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Road, and a Los Altos edition will follow Tuesday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Meetings are slated April 23 and May 21 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

To view a full list of the meeting locations, visit To register, call (408) 378-4010 or visit the website.

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