On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District will introduce the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Safety Education Project at the Hellman Fire Station.
Fire officials will hold a brief ceremony and visitors will have opportunities for self-guided tours of the grounds to learn more about the landscaping features.
The Hellman Fire Station landscaping demonstrates best practices for properties located in designated high fire hazard areas. Homes in this area are at significant risk from wildfire and using these best practices in landscape design reduces the potential for a wildfire to spread to structures as well as gives firefighters a chance to effectively defend the structure should a fire threaten the area.
The Fire District’s website, RCFire.org, offers additional information about the high fire hazard area in the community. Residents can check their specific property address to determine if it is located within the Wildland-Urban Interface Area.
Hellman Fire Station 177 opened on January 24, 2012. The 6,000 sq ft, single-story fire station has a residential design to blend with the neighborhood. A three-person crew staffs a Paramedic Fire Engine ready to respond to fire, medical and rescue emergencies. Additionally, the station houses a fire engine specially designed for responses in the brush covered hillsides in the City’s north end. When a call necessitates this specialty equipment the brush engine is cross-staffed by the three-person crew.