Successes

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Hillside Fuel Reduction Volunteer Day September and October 2021

Through out the months of September and October, the Hillside Fire Safety Group (HFSG) organized a series of fuel reduction activities with generous support from UC Berkeley student groups. HFSG is grateful for the volunteer spirit from the students to make Berkeley a safer place to live and work.

Hillside Fuel Reduction Volunteer Day September 12, 2021

On September 12, 2021 a group of Berkeley students and members of the Hillside Fire Safety Group spent a Sunday removing debris from the hills above Hilgard Avenue in the Berkeley Hills to reduce the overall fire danger for our neighborhood. It was a day of sweat, laughter, and new friends under the motto: "Get the red out!". Please join us for the next event!

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Hillside Fuel Reduction Volunteer Day with Berkeley's Delta Upsilon Fraternity

September 26, 2021

On September 26, 2021, the Hillside Fire Safety Group with amazing support from the Delta Upsilon fraternity pledge class organized another day of reducing the fuel danger in the eucalyptus forest above La Vereda Road. The HFSG is grateful to support that council member Susan Wengraf from District 6 annd her legislative aid, Laurie McWhorter, provided in arranging a bin -- which was filled to the rim! We have further events planned - please join us.

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Fire Fighter Recognition December 2021

Hillside Fire Safety Group recognizes the hard work and support of the Berkeley Fire Department, and the men and women that work around the clock for our safety. On December 1st, a group of HFSG leaders visited Berkeley fire stations #2, #4, and #7 with bags of fresh bread, desserts, and other goodies to show our appreciation and recognize their service to our community. BFD - Thank you!!

Neighborhood Gathering August 2021

On August 29, 2021, the Hillside Fire Safety Group organized its annual neighborhood potluck. Over 80 neighbors listened to updates from Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, Council member Susan Wengraf from District 6, Melanie Light from the Firewise Council, and Pam Gleason of overall efforts to increase awareness, allocate Measure FF funding, and reduce the overall risk for our neighborhood.