Big Rock’s Goats Help It Become Firewise Community

Written by on September 19, 2019

Malibu’s Big Rock Mesa Property Owners Association is now the first neighborhood in the city to be officially recognized as a Firewise Community.

Big Rock residents completed a community risk assessment, developed neighborhood wildfire plans and completed brush clearance around the community perimeter.

Big Rock Mesa also received two grants for brush clearance, and has hired teams of goats to do brush clearance.

They created street teams with a buddy system that exchanges contact info and checks on the homes and pets of neighbors who are traveling.

Five Big Rock residents completed the National Fire Protection Association’s Home Ignition Zone Training … so they can help their neighbors harden their homes against flying embers.

That is a a common cause of homes catching fire during wildfires.

Tonight at Malibu City Hall … The City will offer a free Fire Safe Council Workshop as part of National Preparedness Month to help residents learn how to form their own grassroots, community-led organizations.

Residents can protect their homes, communities and environments from catastrophic wildfires.

Many Fire Safe Councils have successfully implemented such projects as hazardous-fuel-reduction projects, Community Wildfire Protection Planning, and homeowner training.

It will be taught by experienced Fire Safe Council members as well as L.A. County Fire Department Assistant Chief J. Lopez, who is also a California Fire Safe Council Board Member. 

That’s at 6 tonight at Malibu City Hall.


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