“Reflect to Protect” is a program that was created by the Lake County Fire Chiefs’ Association in conjunction with the Fire Safe Council. It was designed for citizens whose property/residence is not clearly marked and visible for emergency responders. If you feel your home is in danger of not being found when you dial 9-1-1, simply fill out an application and submit it to the prevention secretary at Kelseyville Fire Station 55. The cost is $30.00 which includes the sign, all the hardware needed for the install and the install.
Signs will be installed by Fire Department personnel and are not available for purchase without installation. The sign will be installed to the standard of the Public Resources Code 4290 requirements. The sign will be permenently placed at the driveway entrance and visible from both directions of travel along the road. If this is unacceptable, please call and make and appointment to determine a mutally acceptable location.
To get started, click on the link and fill out your application today!
Public Resources Code 4290:
The board shall adopt regulations implementing minimum
fire safety standards related to defensible space which are
applicable to state responsibility area lands under the authority of
the department. These regulations apply to the perimeters and access
to all residential, commercial, and industrial building construction
within state responsibility areas approved after January 1, 1991. The
board may not adopt building standards, as defined in Section 18909
of the Health and Safety Code, under the authority of this section.
As an integral part of fire safety standards, the State Fire Marshal
has the authority to adopt regulations for roof coverings and
openings into the attic areas of buildings specified in Section
13108.5 of the Health and Safety Code. The regulations apply to the
placement of mobile homes as defined by National Fire Protection
Association standards. These regulations do not apply where an
application for a building permit was filed prior to January 1, 1991,
or to parcel or tentative maps or other developments approved prior
to January 1, 1991, if the final map for the tentative map is
approved within the time prescribed by the local ordinance. The
regulations shall include all of the following:
(1) Road standards for fire equipment access.
(2) Standards for signs identifying streets, roads, and buildings.
(3) Minimum private water supply reserves for emergency fire use.
(4) Fuel breaks and greenbelts.
(b) These regulations do not supersede local regulations which
equal or exceed minimum regulations adopted by the state.