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Name not shown inside district 1 January 18, 2018, 2:46 PM

How concerned are you about wildfire in Humboldt County
Extremely concerned


Have you ever experienced a loss from wildfire?
No


In relation to wildfire, I believe Humboldt County in general is:
Minimally prepared for wildfire


In relation to wildfire, I believe my property and family are
Minimally prepared for wildfire


Reducing wildfire risk to my family, home, and property is:
Neither difficult or easy


Please indicate which, if any, of the following actions you have taken to manage the vegetation around your home:



Have you had a Defensible Space Inspection or Wildfire Risk Assessment at your home or property?
No


The following statements reflect reasons why someone may or may not prepare their home or property to reduce the risks of wildfire. Please rate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements as they relate to why you have or have not mitigated your wildfire risk.



How important is it to you to receive information on the following topics in relation to the wildfire risk in Humboldt County?



Prescribed fire and/or controlled burning is an important tool in Humboldt County to reduce the risk of larger wildfires.
Strongly Agree


Recognizing there are trade-offs in what can be accomplished given existing resources, how high a priority do you put on addressing the following concerns in relation to reducing losses from wildfire?



Have you heard of or participated in the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?
Yes, I have heard of the CWPP


Would you be interested in attending a community workshop on the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan at one of the locations below?
Yes


If you answered 'yes' to the question above, please indicate which workshop(s) you would like to attend.
LOWER MATTOLE WATERSHED Tuesday, Nov 28, 4:30 to 7:30 pm. 4:30-5:00pm: Lower Mattole FSC Meeting – 5:00-5:30pm: Light Dinner: Warm Soup and Bread – 5:30-7:30pm: Wildfire Planning and Preparedness Program Mattole Grange at 36512 Mattole Road, Petrolia


Please check any of the assistance and/or educational programs that you would like to see offered in your community. Select all that apply. If you are interested in information not listed, please describe in the "other" text box.
Assistance with Defensible Space, Assistance with Fuel Hazard Reduction (fire breaks, thinning, etc.), Senior/Disabled Assistance with defensible space, Chipper programs, Prescribed fire/controlled burning, Evacuation planning, including information on evacuating large animals and pets


Is there another wildfire concern in your community that you think needs more attention? If yes, please describe.
Small fire departments need more money to be able to train and respond to wildlife


Are you aware of the existence of fire safe councils and/or Firewise Communities in Humboldt County? If so, please name the ones you are familiar with.
Yes and have participated in the the lower mattole(employ by the Mattole restoration council)


Are you a member of a fire safe council or Firewise Community? If so, please let us know which one(s).
Petrolia volunteer firefighter


Would you like to be contacted by your local fire safe council and/or Firewise Community about fire safety measures for your home and property? You can leave your contact information at the end of this survey.
No


Would you like to be contacted about doing a wildfire hazard assessment on your property?
No


Where do you live? Check all that apply.
Petrolia/Honeydew


Are you a member, employee, or otherwise work with an organization responsible for fire protection and/or fire management in Humboldt County? If yes, with which organization do you work?
Petrolia volunteer firefighter, I also used to work for the mattole restoration Council as a flash coordinator

Name not shown inside district 3 January 18, 2018, 2:01 PM

How concerned are you about wildfire in Humboldt County
Moderately concerned


Have you ever experienced a loss from wildfire?
No


In relation to wildfire, I believe Humboldt County in general is:
Minimally prepared for wildfire


In relation to wildfire, I believe my property and family are
Minimally prepared for wildfire


Reducing wildfire risk to my family, home, and property is:
Difficult


Please indicate which, if any, of the following actions you have taken to manage the vegetation around your home:



Have you had a Defensible Space Inspection or Wildfire Risk Assessment at your home or property?
No


The following statements reflect reasons why someone may or may not prepare their home or property to reduce the risks of wildfire. Please rate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements as they relate to why you have or have not mitigated your wildfire risk.



How important is it to you to receive information on the following topics in relation to the wildfire risk in Humboldt County?



Prescribed fire and/or controlled burning is an important tool in Humboldt County to reduce the risk of larger wildfires.
Agree


Recognizing there are trade-offs in what can be accomplished given existing resources, how high a priority do you put on addressing the following concerns in relation to reducing losses from wildfire?



Have you heard of or participated in the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?
Yes, I have participated in a community meeting or public review of the CWPP in the past.


Would you be interested in attending a community workshop on the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan at one of the locations below?
Yes


If you answered 'yes' to the question above, please indicate which workshop(s) you would like to attend.
HUMBOLDT BAY REGION Saturday, November 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. D Street Neighborhood Center at 1301 D Street, Arcata


Please check any of the assistance and/or educational programs that you would like to see offered in your community. Select all that apply. If you are interested in information not listed, please describe in the "other" text box.
Assistance with Defensible Space, Assistance with Fuel Hazard Reduction (fire breaks, thinning, etc.), Information on how to retrofit or construct my home to reduce its potential to ignite, Senior/Disabled Assistance with defensible space, Chipper programs, Prescribed fire/controlled burning, Evacuation planning, including information on evacuating large animals and pets


Would you like to be contacted by your local fire department about volunteering or supporting them to help protect your community? You can enter your contact information at the end of this survey.
Yes


Would you like to be contacted by your local fire safe council and/or Firewise Community about fire safety measures for your home and property? You can leave your contact information at the end of this survey.
Yes


Would you like to be contacted about doing a wildfire hazard assessment on your property?
Yes


Where do you live? Check all that apply.
Arcata/Blue Lake/Freshwater

Gail Cagle inside district 1 January 2, 2018, 1:45 PM

How concerned are you about wildfire in Humboldt County
Moderately concerned


Have you ever experienced a loss from wildfire?
No


In relation to wildfire, I believe Humboldt County in general is:
Minimally prepared for wildfire


In relation to wildfire, I believe my property and family are
Minimally prepared for wildfire


Reducing wildfire risk to my family, home, and property is:
Neither difficult or easy


Please indicate which, if any, of the following actions you have taken to manage the vegetation around your home:



Have you had a Defensible Space Inspection or Wildfire Risk Assessment at your home or property?
Yes


If you answered 'yes' to the question above, please let us know who conducted the inspection. Answers could include your local fire protection agency (please include name); CAL FIRE; federal fire protection agency (include name); local fire safe council (name); insurance company; or did it myself.
CalFire captain son in law.


The following statements reflect reasons why someone may or may not prepare their home or property to reduce the risks of wildfire. Please rate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements as they relate to why you have or have not mitigated your wildfire risk.



How important is it to you to receive information on the following topics in relation to the wildfire risk in Humboldt County?



Prescribed fire and/or controlled burning is an important tool in Humboldt County to reduce the risk of larger wildfires.
Strongly Agree


Recognizing there are trade-offs in what can be accomplished given existing resources, how high a priority do you put on addressing the following concerns in relation to reducing losses from wildfire?



Other than homes, what specific values should we protect from wildfire, and what level of priority would you give it?
Schools. Hospitals.


Have you heard of or participated in the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?
No, I had not heard of the CWPP before and would like more information about it


Would you be interested in attending a community workshop on the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan at one of the locations below?
Yes


Please check any of the assistance and/or educational programs that you would like to see offered in your community. Select all that apply. If you are interested in information not listed, please describe in the "other" text box.
Information on how to retrofit or construct my home to reduce its potential to ignite


Would you like to be contacted by your local fire department about volunteering or supporting them to help protect your community? You can enter your contact information at the end of this survey.
No


Would you like to be contacted by your local fire safe council and/or Firewise Community about fire safety measures for your home and property? You can leave your contact information at the end of this survey.
No


Would you like to be contacted about doing a wildfire hazard assessment on your property?
No


Where do you live? Check all that apply.
Eureka/Cutten

Name not shown inside district 5 December 31, 2017, 8:02 PM

Submit up to 5 intersections that should have the highest priority to be improved. Format should be: Road, Road, Region where the intersection is located. Please see the link above for a list of intersections to choose from.
I don't care which intersections - just find some other kind of product that is not slippery as hell when it is wet. I have almost fallen more than once, and a few weeks back I saw a child who had been running around a corner slip on one. His head literally bounced off the concrete.

Name not shown inside district 5 December 30, 2017, 11:52 AM

Submit up to 5 intersections that should have the highest priority to be improved. Format should be: Road, Road, Region where the intersection is located. Please see the link above for a list of intersections to choose from.
516, Mckinleyville Ave x Railroad, 518, Mckinleyville Ave x Hiller


Please submit up to 5 more intersections that you believe should be improved. Format should be: Road, Road, Region where the intersection is located. Please see the link at the top of the page for a list of intersections to choose from.
516, Mckinleyville Ave x Railroad, 518, Mckinleyville Ave x Hiller


Place a pin on the top 10 intersections you think need improvement in Humboldt County. When using the map please zoom in on the specific intersection you would like to place the pin on. There are 700 intersections plotted on the map, please place your pins directly on the intersection icon.
Pin on Country Club Road and Mayfair Street, Pin on Fifth District, Pin on Fifth District, Pin on Fifth District, Pin on Fifth District, Pin on Fifth District, Pin on Fifth District, Pin on Fifth District, Pin on McKinleyville Avenue and Railroad Drive (Traveling West on Railroad to the intersection of McK Ave, stop sign barely visible behind large wood utility pole. No painted warning of Stop Ahead on the pavement. Super busy intersection with lots of pedestrian school kids. Surprised there hasn’t been a tragedy there yet. )

Name not shown inside district 5 December 29, 2017, 12:47 PM

Submit up to 5 intersections that should have the highest priority to be improved. Format should be: Road, Road, Region where the intersection is located. Please see the link above for a list of intersections to choose from.
Bartow Road, Central Avenue, McKinleyville. There needs to be either a traffic light or a roundabout. Also, there needs to be a street light at this intersection., Bella Vista Road, Central Avenue, McKinleyville. There needs to be either a traffic light or a roundabout.


Please submit up to 5 more intersections that you believe should be improved. Format should be: Road, Road, Region where the intersection is located. Please see the link at the top of the page for a list of intersections to choose from.
All traffic lights on Central Avenue in McKinleyville should have enforcement cameras installed, Bartow Road, Brady Court, McKinleyville. Needs to have a stop sign installed., Bartow Road, Mill Creek Road, McKinleyville. Needs to have a stop sign installed., Bartow Road, Hidden Springs Court, McKinleyville. Needs to have a stop sign installed.


Place a pin on the top 10 intersections you think need improvement in Humboldt County. When using the map please zoom in on the specific intersection you would like to place the pin on. There are 700 intersections plotted on the map, please place your pins directly on the intersection icon.
Pin on Bartow Road and Brady Court (There needs to be a stop sign here.), Pin on Central Avenue and School Road (Traffic lights should have enforcement cameras installed.), Pin on Central Avenue and Anna Sparks Way (North) (Traffic lights should have enforcement cameras installed.), Pin on Central Avenue and Sutter Road (Traffic lights should have enforcement cameras installed.), Pin on Central Avenue and Heartwood Drive (Traffic lights should have enforcement cameras installed.), Pin on Central Avenue and Holly Drive (Traffic lights should have enforcement cameras installed.), Pin on Central Avenue and Hiller Road (Traffic lights should have enforcement cameras installed.), Pin on Central Avenue and Gwin Road (Traffic lights should have enforcement cameras installed.), Pin on Central Avenue and Pickett Road (Traffic lights should have enforcement cameras installed)

Name not shown inside district 3 December 28, 2017, 4:53 PM

Place a pin on the top 10 intersections you think need improvement in Humboldt County. When using the map please zoom in on the specific intersection you would like to place the pin on. There are 700 intersections plotted on the map, please place your pins directly on the intersection icon.
Pin on Harris Street (South Leg) and Harris Street (Very hard to get in and out of this neighborhood during certain times of the day. Hard to see also), Pin on Harris Street (South Leg) and Harris Street, Pin on Freese Avenue and Harris Street (Very hard to get into and out of this neighborhood and hard to see.), Pin on First District (Busy intersection and difficult turning. Traffic backs up.), Pin on Harrison Avenue and Myrtle Avenue (Busy and hard to see), Pin on Fourth District (Busy and traffic backs up during certain times of the day.), Pin on Harrison Avenue and Erie Street (West) (Busy. Narrow street. Traffic backs up), Pin on Harrison Avenue and Roane Avenue (Very busy and lots of pedestrians to worry about. Narrow street)

Name not shown inside district 5 December 27, 2017, 8:37 PM

How concerned are you about wildfire in Humboldt County
Moderately concerned


Have you ever experienced a loss from wildfire?
No


In relation to wildfire, I believe Humboldt County in general is:
Minimally prepared for wildfire


In relation to wildfire, I believe my property and family are
Minimally prepared for wildfire


Reducing wildfire risk to my family, home, and property is:
Difficult


Please indicate which, if any, of the following actions you have taken to manage the vegetation around your home:



Have you had a Defensible Space Inspection or Wildfire Risk Assessment at your home or property?
Yes


If you answered 'yes' to the question above, please let us know who conducted the inspection. Answers could include your local fire protection agency (please include name); CAL FIRE; federal fire protection agency (include name); local fire safe council (name); insurance company; or did it myself.
Insurance company and CalFire. It has been a few years since the last inspection.


The following statements reflect reasons why someone may or may not prepare their home or property to reduce the risks of wildfire. Please rate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements as they relate to why you have or have not mitigated your wildfire risk.



How important is it to you to receive information on the following topics in relation to the wildfire risk in Humboldt County?



Prescribed fire and/or controlled burning is an important tool in Humboldt County to reduce the risk of larger wildfires.
Strongly Disagree


Recognizing there are trade-offs in what can be accomplished given existing resources, how high a priority do you put on addressing the following concerns in relation to reducing losses from wildfire?



What other local evacuation issues should be improved, and what level of priority would you give it?
Evacuation plans for the elderly and disabled — very important. I went to one of the community workshops in November, and mentioned to one of the meeting presenters that this should be listed as a priority issue. She just looked annoyed and told me she "didn’t have time for this" and walked away from me. It was upsetting. My husband is elderly and has severe mobility issues. We are exactly the kind of people who died in the Santa Rosa fires. That particular presenter might think the topic isn’t worth your time, but it’s a very serious issue for some of us.


Have you heard of or participated in the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?
Yes, I have participated in a community meeting or public review of the CWPP in the past.


Would you be interested in attending a community workshop on the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan at one of the locations below?
Yes


Please check any of the assistance and/or educational programs that you would like to see offered in your community. Select all that apply. If you are interested in information not listed, please describe in the "other" text box.
Assistance with Defensible Space, Information on how to retrofit or construct my home to reduce its potential to ignite, Senior/Disabled Assistance with defensible space


Is there another wildfire concern in your community that you think needs more attention? If yes, please describe.
More than once I have had neighbors have large backyard campfires very close to — in one case directly under — overhanging tree branches that connect our properties. It was dry and the embers were going up into the trees. When I called the fire department, I was assured that it was indeed not safe, but that I couldn’t do anything about it unless or until the neighbors set my property on fire, since they had a permit and it was legal. This is in an area that the state considers a wildfire hazard area, that has a population density similar to a suburb. Why is this still tolerated? Also, I have had debris from my neighbor’s wood stove chimney — entire semi-burned book pages — rain down onto my roof and surrounding vegetation. It’s like the Wild West here — the neighbor obviously burns garbage, but there is no enforcement, for fire safety or air quality. Due to the geography and vegetation of this area, if her house goes up, there’s a good chance ours will too. These kinds of cultural attitudes are a serious problem.


Are you aware of the existence of fire safe councils and/or Firewise Communities in Humboldt County? If so, please name the ones you are familiar with.
Yes


Would you like to be contacted about doing a wildfire hazard assessment on your property?
Yes


Where do you live? Check all that apply.
Trinidad/Westhaven/Big Lagoon


Are you a member, employee, or otherwise work with an organization responsible for fire protection and/or fire management in Humboldt County? If yes, with which organization do you work?
No

Name not shown inside district 2 December 27, 2017, 9:55 AM

How concerned are you about wildfire in Humboldt County
Moderately concerned


Have you ever experienced a loss from wildfire?
No


In relation to wildfire, I believe Humboldt County in general is:
Adequately prepared for wildfire, but would like to see more being done


In relation to wildfire, I believe my property and family are
Minimally prepared for wildfire


Reducing wildfire risk to my family, home, and property is:
Difficult


Please indicate which, if any, of the following actions you have taken to manage the vegetation around your home:



Have you had a Defensible Space Inspection or Wildfire Risk Assessment at your home or property?
No


The following statements reflect reasons why someone may or may not prepare their home or property to reduce the risks of wildfire. Please rate to what extent you agree or disagree with each of the following statements as they relate to why you have or have not mitigated your wildfire risk.



How important is it to you to receive information on the following topics in relation to the wildfire risk in Humboldt County?



Prescribed fire and/or controlled burning is an important tool in Humboldt County to reduce the risk of larger wildfires.
Neither agree nor disagree


Recognizing there are trade-offs in what can be accomplished given existing resources, how high a priority do you put on addressing the following concerns in relation to reducing losses from wildfire?



Other than homes, what specific values should we protect from wildfire, and what level of priority would you give it?
old growth redwood forests


Have you heard of or participated in the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?
No, I had not heard of the CWPP before and would like more information about it


Would you be interested in attending a community workshop on the Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan at one of the locations below?
I can't attend a meeting but would like more information about the CWPP process.


Please check any of the assistance and/or educational programs that you would like to see offered in your community. Select all that apply. If you are interested in information not listed, please describe in the "other" text box.
Assistance with Defensible Space, Assistance with Fuel Hazard Reduction (fire breaks, thinning, etc.), Chipper programs, Evacuation planning, including information on evacuating large animals and pets


Would you like to be contacted by your local fire department about volunteering or supporting them to help protect your community? You can enter your contact information at the end of this survey.
No


Are you aware of the existence of fire safe councils and/or Firewise Communities in Humboldt County? If so, please name the ones you are familiar with.
Miranda


Would you like to be contacted by your local fire safe council and/or Firewise Community about fire safety measures for your home and property? You can leave your contact information at the end of this survey.
Yes


Would you like to be contacted about doing a wildfire hazard assessment on your property?
Yes


Where do you live? Check all that apply.
Avenue of the Giants

Name not shown inside district 1 December 25, 2017, 10:20 PM

Submit up to 5 intersections that should have the highest priority to be improved. Format should be: Road, Road, Region where the intersection is located. Please see the link above for a list of intersections to choose from.
Hodgson St & W St at Chester St Eureka


Place a pin on the top 10 intersections you think need improvement in Humboldt County. When using the map please zoom in on the specific intersection you would like to place the pin on. There are 700 intersections plotted on the map, please place your pins directly on the intersection icon.
Pin on Chabot Court and Herron Road, Pin on Chabot Court and Herron Road, Pin on First District, Pin on First District, Pin on Harrison Avenue and Manzanita Avenue, Pin on Campton Drive and Scott Way, Pin on Third District, Pin on First District, Pin on First District (This is a very busy intersection at a school. With pedestrians and bike riders entering school - I feel a light or monitor is needed. )