The Summer of 2018 saw the Pinebrook Master Association (PMA) recognize the need for a focused effort to address the considerable amount of dead and dying trees in our homeowners association open spaces. A task force of volunteers was organized. Their efforts ultimately determined that the problem was larger than an aesthetic issue – there was a real fire safety concern. The task force engaged a professional wildfire study of Pinebrook and its open space, proposed to the PMA board the creation of a Fire Safety Committee, devised a plan for 2019 and 2020, and recommended the allocation of an annual budget to address the considerable and ongoing need for professional fire fuel management, community education, and ongoing maintenance of professionally treated areas.
The Fire Safety Committee’s charter is to educate the community of the need for and benefits from forest and landscape fire fuel management, engage the community with meaningful volunteer events, build relationships with local fire safety agencies and first responders, achieve the criteria required for membership in the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA® Program, and produce and realize a multi-year fire fuel management plan for the community’s open space. Should you wish to be a part of the Committee’s work, or if you would like to join our fire safety email list and receive communications about the Pinebrook Fire Safety Committee’s activities including our volunteer and education events, please reach out to us at pinebrookfiresafety (at) gmail.com. We plan to post updates of work accomplished and plans for future activities here.
The Fire Safety Committee is current led by Don Brown and David Geffen who are members of the PMA Board and the Pinebrook Homeowners Association Board, respectively. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com