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  • Goals
    1. Goal IU-5 Power and Communications

      Unincorporated area residents and businesses have access to reliable power and communication systems

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    Policies
    1. Policy IU-1.10 Connected systems

      We encourage local water distribution systems to interconnect with regional and other local systems, where feasible, to assist in the transfer of water resources during droughts and emergencies.

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    2. Policy IU-5.2 Expanded high-speed internet and wireless communication

      We encourage the expansion of expand affordable, high-speed internet access in underserved and unserved unincorporated communities. We encourage the expansion of advanced mobile and fixed wireless communication technologies that improve service, coverage, and reliability throughout the county.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal TM-1 Roadway Capacity

      Unincorporated areas served by roads with capacity that is adequate for residents, businesses, tourists, and emergency services

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    Policies
    1. Policy TM-1.8 Emergency access

      When considering new roadway improvement proposals for the CIP or RTP, we consider the provision of adequate emergency access routes along with capacity expansion in unincorporated areas. Among access route improvements, we prioritize those that contribute some funding through a local area funding and financing mechanism.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal PP-3 Fire and Emergency Medical

      Reduced risk of death, injury, property damage, and economic loss due to fires and other natural disasters, accidents, and medical incidents through prompt and capable emergency response.

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    2. Goal PP-3 Fire and Emergency Medical

      Reduced risk of death, injury, property damage, and economic loss due to fires and other natural disasters, accidents, and medical incidents through prompt and capable emergency response.

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    3. Goal PP-4 Emergency Preparedness and Recovery

      A reduced risk of and impact from injury, loss of life, property damage, and economic and social disruption resulting from emergencies, natural disasters, and potential changes in climate.

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    Policies
    1. Policy PP-3.1 Fire and emergency medical services

      We maintain a sufficient number and distribution of fire stations, up-to-date equipment, and fully-trained staff to respond effectively to emergencies.

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    2. Policy PP-3.3 Search and rescue

      We maintain up-to-date equipment and fully-trained staff to provide urban search and rescue and swift water rescue emergency response.

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    3. Policy PP-3.4 Fire prevention services

      We proactively mitigate or reduce the negative effects of fire, hazardous materials release, and structural collapse by implementing the California Fire Code, adopted with County amendments.

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    4. Policy PP-3.5 Firefighting water supply and facilities

      We coordinate with water providers to maintain adequate water supply, pressure, and facilities to protect people and property from urban fires and wildfires.

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    5. Policy PP-3.6 Concurrent protection services

      We require that fire department facilities, equipment, and staffing required to serve new development are operating prior to, or in conjunction with new development.

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    6. Policy PP-3.7 Fire safe design

      We require new development in the Fire Safety Overlay to comply with additional site design, building, and access standards to provide enhanced resistance to fire hazards.

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    7. Policy PP-3.8 Fire-adapted communities

      We inform and prepare our residents and businesses to collaboratively plan and take action to more safely coexist with the risk of wildfires.

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    8. Policy PP-3.9 Street and premise signage

      We require adequate street signage and premise identification be provided and maintained to ensure emergency services can quickly and efficiently respond.

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    9. Policy PP-3.10 Community outreach

      We engage with local schools, community groups, and businesses to increase awareness of fire risk, prevention, and evacuation.

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    10. Policy PP-3.12 Fire protection and emergency medical resource allocation

      We use fire and emergency services data analysis and professional expertise to allocate resources, reduce fire risks, and improve emergency response.

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    11. Policy PP-3.13 Periodic needs assessment

      We periodically assess our facility, equipment, and staffing needs and use the assessment to allocate funding resources in the annual budget and capital improvement program.

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    12. Policy PP-3.14 Qualified workforce

      We attract and retain a qualified workforce of fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, and support personnel, and invest in training and ongoing education.

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    13. Policy PP-4.1 Emergency management plans

      A reduced risk of and impact from injury, loss of life, property damage, and economic and social disruption resulting from emergencies, natural disasters, and potential changes in climate.

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    14. Policy PP-4.2 Critical and essential facility operation

      We ensure that critical and essential County facilities remain operational during emergencies.

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    15. Policy PP-4.4 Emergency shelters and routes

      We identify and publicize emergency shelters and sign and control evacuation routes for use during emergencies.

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    16. Policy PP-4.6 Recovery

      We reestablish and expedite County services to assist affected residents and businesses in the short- and long-term recovery from emergencies and natural disasters.

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    17. Policy PP-4.7 Public outreach and education

      We engage with the community to increase awareness of and preparedness for emergencies and natural disasters.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal HZ-1 Natural Environmental Hazards

      Minimized risk of injury, loss of life, property damage, and economic and social disruption caused by natural environmental hazards and adaptation to potential changes in climate

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    Policies
    1. Policy HZ-1.5 Existing properties in environmental hazard areas

      We encourage owners of existing properties in hazard areas to add design features that allow occupants to shelter in place and to have sufficient time to evacuate during times of extreme weather and natural disasters.

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    2. Policy HZ-1.6 Critical and essential facility location

      We require new critical and essential facilities to be located outside of hazard areas, whenever feasible.

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    3. Policy HZ-1.10 Energy independence

      We encourage new residential development to include rooftop solar energy systems and battery storage systems that can provide backup electrical service during temporary power outages.

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    4. Policy Policy HZ-1.12 Local hazard mitigation plan implementation

      We require adherence to the goals, objectives and actions in the Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and subsequent amendments to reduce and mitigate damages from hazards in the county.

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    5. Policy Policy HZ-1.13 Fire protection planning

      We require that all new development in County-designated Fire Safety Overlay and/or CAL FIRE-designated Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones meet the requirements of the California Fire Code and the California Building Code as amended by the County Fire Protection District, including Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations fire safety requirements for any new development within State Responsibility Areas, as well as provide and maintain a Fire Protection Plan or Defensible Space/Fuel Modification Plan and other pre-planning measures in accordance with the County Code of Ordinances.

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    6. Policy Policy HZ-1.14 Long-term fire hazard reduction and abatement

      We require proactive vegetation management/hazard abatement to reduce fire hazards on existing private properties, along roadsides of evacuation routes out of wildfire prone areas, and other private/public land where applicable, and we require new development to enter into a long-term maintenance agreement for vegetation management in defensible space, fuel modification, and roadside fuel reduction in the Fire Safety Overlay and/or Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones.

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    7. Policy Policy HZ-1.15 Evacuation route adequacy

      We coordinate with CAL FIRE, California’s Office of Emergency Services, and other local fire districts to identify strategies that ensure the maintenance and reliability of evacuation routes potentially compromised by wildfire, including emergency evacuation and supply transportation routes.

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    8. Policy HZ-2.2 Database of hazardous materials

      We maintain up-to-date databases of the storage, use, and production of hazardous materials, based on federally- and state-required disclosure and notification, to appropriately respond to potential emergencies.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of our built environment to enhance community health, safety, neighborhood character, and the image of our business corridors.
      Action Statement A.8

      Create and maintain a healthy forest and forest fuels management program.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve communication and coordination between Mentone and the County.
      Action Statement E.2

      Coordinate with County Fire and Sheriff Departments on calls for service information that can be shared with businesses and residents.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Enhance the community through resiliency efforts and coordination with local, state, and Federal agencies
      Action Statement E.2

      Promote and expand the Greyback Disaster Preparedness Group programming and resources for all emergencies.

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      Action Statement E.6

      Coordinate with the Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire Department and CalFire to thin vegetation on land surrounding the community.

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      Action Statement E.7

      Expand fire safety education to the community and general public.

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      Action Statement E.8

      Explore additional fire safety methods.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve public and equestrian safety within Muscoy
      Action Statement C.3

      Partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, County Fire Department, local safety experts, and insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Develop a sense of community pride
      Action Statement C.2

      Coordinate with the fire department on community events.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve Lucerne Valley’s water and sewer infrastructure with a focus on the community’s sustainability
      Action Statement D.3

      Coordinate with County Flood Control to improve flood mitigation measures throughout the community and advocate for a stormwater retention basin to effectively capture stormwater runoff or recharge basins.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve the delivery of essential services such as police and fire to the community
      Action Statement E.1

      Coordinate with Cal Fire to change the boundaries of the State Responsibility Area (SRA) by shifting the boundary line of the SRA south to include only federals lands along the San Bernardino Mountains.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Improve public safety within the Lake Arrowhead communities
      Action Statement G.3

      Partner with the Sheriff’s Department, US Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, local safety experts, and insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses.

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      Action Statement G.6

      Advocate and coordinate with the County and emergency service providers to create better maps and directional street signs/markings to assist emergency drivers in navigating the communities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Increase water availability and accessibility
      Action Statement A.2

      Construct standalone fire hydrants and blue reflectors at each hydrant location throughout all neighborhoods of Lytle Creek.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Establish a map of fire-fighting water resources.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Explore grants for water storage programs or a Lytle Creek fire hydrant study.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Provide information about water availability for short-term needs.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Improve fire hydrant networking.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase resident and community safety
      Action Statement D.1

      Establish neighborhood watch program and promote membership in the Citizens on Patrol program.

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      Action Statement D.2

      Encourage participation in San Bernardino County Fire’s Community Emergency Response Team program.

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      Action Statement D.4

      Improve fire truck ingress and egress for each neighborhood.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Encourage community education, outreach and concierge service
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish a web-based information concierge and how-to toolkit service that provides accurate and up-to-date information for residents covering a wide variety of topics such as public transportation, health, building and safety, wells, fire codes, group homes, etc. The site can guide users to obtain permits, participate in programs, solve related problems, or take other types of actions to improve the community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Enhance communication and cooperation with county, state, and federal institutions; especially Los Angeles County
      Action Statement C.3

      Convene residents and representatives of Los Angeles and San Bernardino County to learn, share concerns, and discuss opportunities to improve services through a possible Memorandum of Understanding between Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County and addressing the emergency road network, coordination of police response, and coordination of emergency operations.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Work with the San Bernardino County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services to learn about the existing 9-1-1 system, share evidence of address/phone number errors, and discuss methods to correct and maintain the 9-1-1 system database.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Defend community safety including on roads in the forest
      Action Statement E.1

      Meet with City of Glendora, County of Los Angeles County, California Highway Patrol, and the United States Forest Service (USFS) to discuss conditions of Glendora Ridge Road and Glendora Mountain Road to consider how and when to close the roadways during adverse conditions or to permanently close the road for exclusive use by non-motorized pedestrian and bicycle users.

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      Action Statement E.3

      Coordinate with San Bernardino County Sheriff and Public Works to study speed of traffic and street racing on Mt Baldy road and work with them to implement strategies to reduce travel speeds using signs and/or other methods where warranted.

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      Action Statement E.5

      Meet with the local United States Forest Service (USFS) District Ranger’s office to consider allowing members of the public to use USFS System Roads for evacuation purposes.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Ensure communities are protected from natural disasters
      Action Statement C.1

      Follow Urban Wildlife Interface Protections.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Follow and promote flood control measures.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public safety; EMS, fire and sheriff.
      Action Statement B.2

      Install a distributed water supply in case of fire emergencies (10 – 12 tanks).

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      Action Statement B.3

      Establish primary and back-up emergency communication systems.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Establish a local resident recruiting program for both the Citizens on Patrol and the Volunteer Fire Department.

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      Action Statement B.6

      Construct access across the Mojave River at Harvard Street for emergency service calls.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve community safety and reduce crime
      Action Statement B.4

      Collaborate with the San Bernardino Fire Department to conduct fire safety education programs for the community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Enhance public safety by improving communication and coordination with law enforcement.
      Action Statement D.4

      Partner with the Sheriff’s Department, Cal Fire, local safety experts, and insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public health and safety in Homestead Valley
      Action Statement B.1

      Prepare a community flash flood protection plan, identifying the areas that are most vulnerable to flash floods and developing strategies to make the community more resilient to these events.*

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      Action Statement B.4

      Advocate for the reactivation of Fire Station #43 in Johnson Valley and research state and federal grant funding opportunities along with local fundraising efforts and other strategies to assist with funding operation of the Fire Station.*

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the delivery of essential services to the community
      Action Statement A.2

      Advocate to County Fire to explore options to re-open the Wonder Valley Fire Station.

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