Tillicum Village is working hard to reduce our fire risk. There is a lot of good information on this page and links to important sites. For more information and a personal discussion about how you can help make our community and your home fire safe, please contact:
Tillicum Village Firewise Taskforce Chair
As per City of Bend ordinance, there is no open burning allowed anywhere within Bend city limits.
Additionally, Tillicum Village Rules and Regulations prohibit campfires, fire pits and anything other than BBQs.
Bert Neumaier recently applied for available grant money to aid in reducing our fire risk this year. Adding to the money we have already budgeted for tree maintenance and Firewise work, Bert was able to secure an additional $4,000.
The grant will be used to fund more tree maintenance and educating our membership on to reduce fire risk.
Way to go Bert!
Home Ignition Zone: If you live next to a natural vegetation area, you should provide firefighters with the space they need to protect your home. Create a buffer zone by removing weeds, brush, and other vegetation. This helps keep the fire away from your home and reduces the risk from flying embers.
On Wednesday, May 13th, Bert Neumaier presented the attached PowerPoint about Firewise efforts in Tillicum Village HOA at the "Firewise USA & Defensible Space: A COMMUNITY APPROACH" workshop. Boone Zimmerlee, Deschutes County Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator, asked me to present our "Tillicum Story" since our community is similar to many here in Central Oregon.
Consider This: Flammable vegetation between and around homes and outbuildings increases the risk of wildfire spreading throughout the community, endangering lives and property. Pre-fire planning, vegetation management, and sufficient breaks in vegetation allow firefighters an opportunity to keep fire from entering the community.