Fire Safety Volunteer Event

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Saturday, May 28th June 4th, 9am to 12:30pm

The Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee’s next volunteer event is this Saturday, May 28th from 9am to 12:30pm. Please join us!

This Saturday we will once again be working on both sides of the corner of Canyon Drive and Canyon Drive Court to remove all the logs laying along the road, in the creek and along the lowest part of the walking trail. We are trying to take advantage of the fact that Dumpster Days will be taking place at Pinebrook Park from May 27th to June 6th. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to remove the material that can be chipped and to bring it down to the park.

For those that haven’t joined us previously, please know that our volunteer group is a fun easy-going group that gets a lot of satisfaction from knowing that we are slowly but surely making progress in reducing fire risk within our community. No matter how physically fit you are, there is a role for you. We have an awesome group of core volunteers already, but are always looking for more. If you join us, you only need to stay as long as you are able. Come for an hour or come for 3 1/2. You will feel very welcome either way!

Please RSVP if you can join us (or with any questions) at pinebrookfiresafety@gmail.com. In addition to good gloves and hiking boots, please wear long sleeve shirts and pants.

Thank You, Speaker Videos, and Scavenger Hunt Reminder

The Fire Safety Committee wishes to thank everyone who came to our event last Saturday. Lots of great information was shared, new connections were made, and tasty food was had! Videos of our speakers are now available to view!

First Hand Wildfire Account – The experience of a wildfire evacuee that lost her home to wildfire and her lessons learned – Melissa Marsted, Pinebrook resident

Emergency Communications – What you need to know – Kathryn McMullin, Summit County Emergency Management

Parleys Canyon Fire – A firsthand account and some lessons learned – Brad Washa, Utah Bureau of Land Management State Fuels Specialist (retired)

Weeds, Weeds and More Weeds – What we all should want to know – Sara Jo Dickens, PhD, Owner and Principal Ecologist at Ecology Bridge LLC

And…The Scavenger Hunt Continues!

We raffled prizes at the event on Saturday 5/7 for everyone that submitted a completed Scavenger Hunt checklist.  We are doing a second raffle at the end of May for anyone that submits a completed Scavenger Hunt checklist by 5pm on May 31st by email to pinebrookfiresafety@gmail.com (please just scan or take a photo or your completed checklist and send to us).  We are hoping that community members that didn’t have time to participate by 5/7 will find time to participate during May.  

The remaining prizes include:  

  1. Chubasco $25 gift certificate
  2. Fresh Market $50 gift certificate
  3. Woodward t-shirt and beanie
  4. Woodward All-Day Pass
  5. Wonderful local restaurant $50 gift card (3)
  6. Athletic Republic – one week of free training
  7. Backcountry $100 gift card

Please contact the Committee at pbfiresafety@gmail.com if you have questions or wish to be added to our email list.

Again, if you haven’t completed your Scavenger Hunt make sure to do so, and thanks for helping make our event the success it was!

Community Event – TOMORROW!- Saturday, May 7th

Please join us at Pinebrook Park Saturday May 7, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm. We will be sharing information to help prepare Pinebrook residents for wildfire season while fostering a more resilient, connected, and educated community. 

Sponsored by the Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee featuring community experts from the Park City Fire District and Summit County.

Information tables and short presentations on various topics including: 

  • Defensible Space – How can the Park City Fire Department help?
  • Emergency Notification Systems – How do they work and are you registered?
  • Planning for Evacuations – Are you familiar with Pinebrook’s two-page evacuation planning document?
  • Parleys Canyon Fire – What are our lessons learned?
  • Community Engagement – Learn about the Fire Safety Committee and how to get involved.
  • Weed Issues – What we all should want to know!

A food truck and fire truck will be joining us too!

Ahead of the event, we encourage all members of the Pinebrook community to participate in our Wildfire Safety & Prevention Scavenger Hunt. As a participant, you will have an opportunity to become better prepared for a wildfire event and will be eligible for one of approximately ten raffle prizes from our five event sponsors. All you need to do to participate is print the attached one page checklist (the pdf version of the checklist can be found via this link: Scavenger Hunt), invest about ninety minutes of your time in safety related initiatives and return the completed checklist to the Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee May 31st, 2022.

Please email us at pinebrookfiresafety@gmail.com with any questions or for more information.  

Pile Burning Successful!

The effort to burn debris piles created from last season’s – 2020’s – fire fuel mitigation work was wonderfully successful! Many thanks to Alpine Forestry for undertaking a safe, highly effective, and well managed project. The next phase of the project is reseeding, which will take place next spring.

Fire Safety Meeting Recording Available

Tuesday’s Fire Safety Committee Community Meeting was a great success, with a number of speakers offering information on initiatives and resources with which Pinebrook is engaging and from which it’s benefiting. A recording of the Tuesday, November 30th Fire Safety Committee Community Meeting is available, offering a review of:

Too, the PMA Fire Safety web page has been updated, with a number of the resources presented at Tuesday’s meeting available there.

Many thanks to the speakers and the members of our community who took the time to attend and learn more about what it takes to make our homes and neighborhood more fire safe.

Community Meeting – Pinebrook Fire Safety

November 30, 2021 7pm via Zoom

Join us to learn some of the lessons from the Parleys Canyon Fire and ensure you will be better prepared for any future wildfire

Note: PMA members will likely receive a “Fire Safety Year In Review” letter with the budget mailing this week. That letter incorrectly states that the meeting will be held on December 1st. We changed that date to November 30 to avoid conflict with the County’s meeting regarding the Dakota Pacific development proposal.

Speakers are expected to include

  • Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee
  • Summit County Emergency Management
  • Summit County Fire Warden
  • Park City Fire District

https://utah.zoom.us/j/98916744592

Meeting ID: 989 1674 4592

Fire Mitigation / Pile Burning

Please be aware that sometime between now and the end of this year, Pinebrook Master Association expects to undertake fire risk mitigation project work on PMA owned property near Buckboard Circle, Buckboard Drive and Sunridge Drive.  Specifically, local forestry experts Alpine Forestry will burn approximately 65 fuel piles built in 2020.  This work will begin when an approved “burn window” exists after all state and local approvals have been obtained.  Substantially all work is expected to be completed in a single day but some smoldering may linger for an additional day or so.  The actual date that burning will take place will be determined on very short notice but will be posted here as soon as we know.  If you have any questions, please email the Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee: pinebrookfiresafety@gmail.com