Fire Season: Neighbors Helping Neighbors through COPE, is a realistic view of where we are and what we can do about it. How does wine country’s COPE (Communities Organized to Prepare for Emergencies) help with Global Warming? Not only in homes, but consider taking these practices to work with you, too. By educating all citizens to know what they can do to help slow down, and perhaps reverse, some global warming, we’re all contributing. Do you know that an educated society reversed the hole in the ozone? We CAN do this, too, but we must act! Listen and learn with the attached video, a third in a series, produced by Diaz Communications.

How this relates to wine country is that we all, whether it’s for our homes or places of business, we all have to get our thinking caps updated on a daily basis. Global warming is now affecting most everyone. There really is no time to waste in dialing back our current state of affairs.

People helping people to solve global warming

Group of people gardening backyard together

Fire Season: Neighbors Helping Neighbors through COPE

Another reminder that “our Earth ain’t what she used to be,” was an article I just read with this headline, in The Atlantic. “America Could Be in for a Rough Fall, The weather is about to get even weirder,” By Lois Parshley. According to Parshley, “Such weather is a fitting end to a devastating season, the kind you run out of superlatives for. This summer, climate extremes suddenly seemed to be everywhere, all at once. It was the world’s hottest June since humans started keeping track. July was even worse. Phoenix—which averaged 102 degrees in July—got so hot that people received third-degree burns from touching doorknobs.”

People helping people to solve global warming

Removing debrise that can easily catch and spread fire

This third and final video is featuring Northern Sonoma County Fire Chief Marshall Tuberville. He has the best tutorial to date, and is videoed by many people, as he truly is the best. Tuberville has devoted to his entire career to fire prevention, is extremely knowledgeable, and is precise in his thoughts.

Just a bit of his resume: Marshall holds a BS in both Civil Engineering & Forestry, plus Natural Resources from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. His career history  began with the district as a Volunteer Firefighter in 1995, and was chosen to serve as fire chief in 2013. Marshall also began working for Cal Fire during the summer of 1995, and is currently a Battalion Chief. In addition to working for the District and for Cal Fire, Marshall also teaches forestry and fire classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College. He’s currently the Fire Chief for Northern Sonoma County; and is an excellent public speaker.

Fire Chief Tuberville talks about COPE, as a property owner in Geyserville, free county of Sonoma chipper service offers valuable insights into wildfire safety through a three-part video series. In our second episode, Chief Tuberville explores the wealth of resources available to us for wildfire prevention.

The core message underscores the significance of forging strong collaborations with various agencies to enact successful wildfire prevention strategies. These agencies are active at the local, county, and state levels. Coordinating with them can greatly bolster our capacity to protect our properties from wildfire peril. Chief Marshall Tuberville provides an informative overview of the numerous initiatives and programs crafted to bolster this collective, human effort, to avoid yet more wine country fires.