FIRE MITIGATION COMMITTEE UPDATE – JUNE 20, 2019
Mary Jo Wallen and Eileen Domer
At the annual meeting on May 25th, the committee provided educational handouts describing
ways to protect our homes and property. These will also be available at our Annual
Watch Group Meeting on July 23rd at the Ranch House at 6 pm and at the Tuesday Library
Days. You can contact Mary Jo Wallen at 1-
We are pleased that the TRLA Board budgeted $10,000 to begin fire mitigation along 10 miles of side roads in Timberlake. Ray Martin won the bid to start trimming ladder fuels. The goal is to complete this project before the chain saw restrictions begin.
We hope that through education and institution of specific projects Wildfire Mitigation will become an intrinsic part of the duties and responsibilities of every landowner and of the TRLA Board of Directors. Timberlake is designated as very high risk of a devasting crown wildfire. The Committee will continue researching the possibility of obtaining grants to help landowners mitigate their property.
Please contact Mary Jo Wallen, Ron or Rachel Schali (505-
1. Helping an elderly or disabled person with cutting brush and taking the brush to the burn pile.
2. If you need help, let us know what type of assistance you need.
3. If you would want to “chip in to rent a chipper”. You would have to have the brush already cut and properly positioned to maximize the rental time of the chipper.
4. If you want to have a risk assessment done around your home.
During the annual meeting we discussed the reasons why we should all participate
in this on-
Adam Berry, Emergency Mgt Coordinator, Gallup, and Dustin Middleton, Fire Marshal/Emergency
Manager from Grants gave a brief presentation supporting the Emergency Evacuation
Guidelines that we recently drafted. They appreciated the fact that Timberlake is
The 5/23/2019 Emergency Evacuation & Neighborhood Watch Group Guidelines will be posted in the Emergency area of our website. Please also see the Fire Mitigation Committee's March newsletter.