This may just look like a nicely outfitted F-350 truck, but with 250 gallons-worth of water holding capacity, and equipped with pump and hose, this Type 6 fire truck (classified based on the pumping power and the water holding capacity according to state and federal specifications) will allow us to meet permit requirements for broadcast burns in house!
In the past, we’ve had to borrow equipment for our intentional burning. Now, thanks to the Vegetation Management Grant Program of Sonoma County Ag and Open Space District, we have more capacity to do intentional burning as well as to support other organizations doing burns. This new equipment helps build our community capacity to conduct intentional burning activities. In addition to this handy new fire truck, the Ag and Open Space has also helped to fund additional water backpack pumps, drip torches, and hand tools.
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All prescribed burning at Pepperwood, including partnerships with the Native Advisory Council at Pepperwood to restore cultural burning, are conducted in compliance with our CAL FIRE Vegetation Management Plan, and any applicable local, state, or federal safety and permitting requirements.