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Current Updates
Week of November 17: Mon-Sun
Week of November 10: Mon-Sun
Week of November 4: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun
Week of October 27: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Monday-Sunday, November 17-23, 2003

Sun,11:30pm- If anyone has any video tape of the fires recorded from the TV News Programs, please let me know.  I have a firefighter who would like to use them for training purposes.  Thank you.
Sun, 9:00am- I'm back from my trip out of town.  Sorry I was gone so long. 

Two structures were damaged by fires this morning in the Job's Peak area of Cedar Pines Park today.  I'm not sure all the details on this fire at this point but 8 fire crews were sent in but 4 were called back before they arrived at the fire, so the fires must have been controlled.  More info a little later.  I will update you on everything a little later tonight. 

Thanks for being patient.  T-shirts are available now.  I will have a form up to order them via the website later tonight.  Or, if you happen to see Ranger Al or me on the mountain.  We will have them available.


Wed, 6:00pm- OK, here is the plan.  I am leaving right now to fly out of town.  I will be back for this weekends activities but will be busy at those activities.  So, I might not have any updates for the next couple days.  If anything major happens, I'll find a computer to update you with.  Remember, we need lots of peoples help this weekend. Mountain Friends and Neighbors event Fri-Sun.  Rim High event and parade Saturday Afternoon.  Come help out a neighbor who wasn't as fortunate as you were.  And look out for Ranger Al and I at the events.
Wed, 4:45pm-
For all those affected by the fires: State Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy would like to invite you to join with California State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi and a panel of disaster relief experts at a Town Hall Meeting.
      • When: Thursday, November 20, 2003
      • Time: Noon to 2:00 pm
      • Where: Lake Arrowhead Resort

Those in attendance will receive advice on navigating the insurance process, obtaining financial relief, and guidance on working with licensed contractors.

For more information, call the experts at 1-800-HELP

Or visit www.insurance.ca.gov

Wed, 9:30am- There are multiple events this weekend.  The event at Rim High from 1 to 3pm on Saturday includes a parade from Rim High down to the Village.  The parade will pass right by the Mountain Friends and Family event at the Presbyterian church which will be going on all weekend.  These events could use your financial and volunteer support.  I also am looking for some individuals to volunteer to help raise money for victims by selling Ranger Al T-Shirts this weekend.  Anyone interested, please contact Amy at amy-fire@fireupdate.com.
Tues, 8:30pm- The Green Running Bear event that was mentioned earlier has some new details.  Click here for more information.  It will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2003.
Tues, 5:20pm- Remember, we need volunteers for our Mountain Friends and Neighbors Event this weekend.  Please help out if you can.
Tues, 4:00pm- FEMA is opening a "Local Assistance Center" for the Mountain Communities.  They will be located at 415 Club House Way at the Alpine Camp and Conference Center.  The purpose of the center is to assist the survivors of the Old Fire with any problems or issues that they may be facing.  The hours will be:

Monday-Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday- 9am-4pm
Closed Sunday

In addition, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be in the office to assist business owners.  For further information, contact FEMA at:1-800-462-7538

BTW, on an unrelated topic.  I have received multiple informative emails from one or two people that I have not been successful at replying to because or their email spam software or possibly their email box being too full.  I want these people to know that I have received and do appreciate the information they send but I get an error message back every time I try to reply to them.  Thank you for continuing to send info.  I'm sure you know who you are.  :)

Tues, 2:00am- Fireupdate.com started just 3 weeks ago this morning.  Is it just me or does it seem that It's been a lot longer then that.
Tues, 1:45am- A group of San Bernardino Old Fire victims are starting to meet on a regular basis for mutual emotional support and to share resources and information. They are following the lead of the Fallbrook fire victims of two years ago and several other burnt out communities that have created similar groups over the years.

They will be having representative from some of these groups at the meeting next week and will schedule other appropriate speakers for subsequent meetings.

The Calvary Baptist Church at 3701 Sierra Way, SB CA 92405 has generously donated their facility to host these meetings. Their church burnt down a couple of years ago and they recently finished rebuilding so they understand what the victims go through. Their phone number is 909-882-2564.

The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday November 29 at 3PM.  Anyone who has had fire damage are free to join the group. If you know anyone who has had fire damage, please tell them so every victim may benefit from our experiences.

I was amazed at how helpful this first meeting was in answering direct questions about what is happening in these first weeks after the disaster.  Everyone met others in their neighborhood that have the same insurance company and started comparing notes on how their claims are being handled.

Tues, 1:30am- Have you been wanting to help the victims of the fire and wondered how you can get involved?  Help on a personal level with the new Adopt-a-fire-family program.  Find out more about it here.
Tues, 1:00am- Residents of Green Valley Lake, Running Springs and Arrowbear:  There is an event just for you scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2003 at 2:00 pm.  It conveniently called the "Green Running Bear 2003" Event.  Attendees should bring an appetizer, dessert, or beverage to the event, enough for 10 to 15 people at least. (Please be creative and be prepared to share your recipe.) The Planning Committee is working with the local businesses to obtain food, drink, items for the raffles, etc. Paper products (plates, utensils, cups, napkins) have already been graciously donated. More information will be distributed as it becomes available.

Games and special activities for children are being planned in order to keep the children entertained and to allow the adults a chance to meet their neighbors. Crayons, paper, poster board, safety scissors, etc. are needed.  Please send an email to Kathy Barajas at k.barajas@verizon.net if you are able to provide any of these supplies. 

In order to plan for an event of this magnitude, we need to determine an approximate count of attendees. Please email Kathy indicating how many people will be attending. Please provide a separate count of children ages 12 and under.

I'll post more info on this event when I know more.

Photo of home on Valley View Rd in Crestline by John T McIntosh

Mon, 5:00pm- I posted a Fire Story in our News Section that has a before and after picture of a victim's home.  It's worth the read.  If you have a story to tell, please email me at dacy@firerecovery.com.

Help victims of the fire by donating your time or money to the Mountain Friends and Neighbor's Event this weekend.

Mon, 4:30pm- Our Ranger Al Gear is well on its way to being ready.  A special thanks to Travis Hanson for creating the logos and graphics.  He did a great job.  Check out one of his awesome creations on our Ranger Al Gear Page.
Mon, 10:00am- I have a lot to add to the site.  I will be adding it all later this afternoon/evening.  Please be patient.





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