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PO Box 1500
Corona del Mar, CA
92625

Info@cdmra.org
                                         
Volunteers working since 1987 to protect, preserve and improve our community's quality of life


    If you have not yet signed up for the City's Emergency Notification System (Reverse 911),  please consider doing so as soon as possible.  It's quick; it's easy.  
    You will be glad you took the time to sign up.  It's already been used several times in the last couple of months to notify residents of criminal activity in their
    neighborhoods, burst water mains, flooding, etc.  Click here to register.


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        Fire Safety & Prevention


Wildfire safety is a particular concern to Corona del Mar residents.  With Buck Gully and Morning Canyon in our community, all residents should take steps to harden their homes against fire, and
to prepare an evacuation plan in advance of an emergency.  We saw what happened to Brea and Yorba Linda residents in the 2008 Freeway Complex Fire.  We can take steps to prevent a similar
catastrophe from happening here.

The city's website contains many tools to help you accomplish a fire safe home and a safety plan for your family.  In 2009, the NBFD, in conjunction with the Orange County Fire Authority,
implemented a very comprehensive program for making our homes and surrounding areas more resistant to fire threats.  Below are links to some of the information that is available on the City's
website:



Do you live facing Buck Gully or Morning Canyon?  




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Be sure to review Special Fire Protection Area Guidelines:

  • Fire Prevention Information:  Click here
  • Wildland/Urban Interface (Morning Canyon & Buck Gully):  Click here
  • G.01 Hazard Reduction Zones:  Click here
  • G.02 Fuel Modification Plans & Maintenance:  Click here
  • G.03 Construction Requirements:  Click here

Tips from Newport Beach Fire Marshal for making your home more fire resistant:
  • Determine the classification of your roofing materials. Class A and B are fire retardant.  Class C (shake or wood shingles) are not.  
  • Keep your rooftops and gutters clear of leaves and other debris.  This is particularly important for homes with flat roofs.
  • Check your chimney's spark arrester to make sure it is in tact, fits tightly, and has not corroded.  Sparks that escape from the chimney are a hazard for both you and your neighbors' homes.
  • Our Fire Department staff is willing to come and help with your inspection of these items.  Call 949.644.3106 today and ask for an appointment.


    Annual Fireplace Review

  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional at least once a year.
  • Use a fireplace for the type of fire it was built for. For example, do not put wood logs in a gas fireplace.
  • To ensure proper fireplace assembly have it checked by a licensed contractor.
  • Never leave a fire in the fireplace unattended. Extinguish the fire before going to bed or leaving the house.
  • Maintain your smoke alarms. Replace the batteries at least once a year and test them monthly to ensure they are working properly.
  • Create a family fire escape plan.
  • Ensure you have working fire extinguishers and know how and when to use them.


    Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarms:  Install, Inspect, Protect

  • Replace your alarm batteries every Spring when the time changes

    Per California Senate Bill 183, beginning July 1, 2011, all existing single family homes must have carbon monoxide alarms. All other types of residences (apartments,
    condominiums, etc.) will need carbon monoxide alarms beginning January 1, 2013.  

    The new requirements apply if ANY of the following are present within a home:
  • Attached garage
  • Natural gas or propane furnace and/or natural gas range and/or oven, or
  • Gas or wood-burning fireplace

    For existing homes, the CO alarms may be battery powered. At a minimum, CO alarms are required:
  • Outside of each sleeping area or bedroom and
  • On each level of the home

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