Fire Danger is now
Welcome To Our Site...
Our priorities for this
- Letting everybody know who to call in case of a fire
sighting. 911 is the preferred number to call for fire and other
- Getting Burn Regulations posted. Every year people wonder
when they have to start obtaining burn permits and what the regulations
actually are in terms of what can and can't be burned.
- Timely information from Fire Chief Jon Delvalle will be found
on the "Chief's Notes" page. Jon will let us know what's happening
locally in regard to protecting the lives and property of us residents
from fire. Jon can also provide us with his vision of where he'd like
to see our Fire Protection District in the next few years.
- Letting you know who your commissioners are. These are the
folks who represent you at their monthly meetings and you should feel
free to contact them with your concerns.
- Helping you to prepare
for the inevitable WILDFIRE!
The Garden Valley area has burned and
will burn again. It's just a matter of time. The negative impacts that
spring from wildfire can be horrendous...but they can often be
mitigated. Intelligent building site planning and follow-up maintenance
(e.g. Defensible Space) can help reduce the potential damage and
destruction to personal property and help save lives. Check out the web
site links that we'll be posting on this site to "learn not to burn".
Burn permits are required
starting May 10 this year. They are good through June 30. After that,
burning is prohibited until the Fall rains arrive, or until October 20th, whichever comes later. If you have any
questions about these policies, please contact Chief Delvalle by
clicking on the "Contact Us" button at the left side of this page. You
may also view the Boise County ordinance directly by clicking the link
use extra caution when burning this seaon. Due to below average winter
snowfall , strong Spring winds, and other climactic factors, the
moisture content in the soil and light fuels is much lower than normal
for this time of year. So intentional burns can more easily escape than
normal. Use exceptional care and attention when buring.
to Evans Valley Fire District #6 for
their contribution of web site "building blocks". Thanks also to Chief
Jon Devalle and my fellow commissioners for their suggestions regarding