Saturday, July 12, 2008
If you don't read the comments on the blog entries you're missing an interesting discussion on community and practice that's happening on The Wood Shed post below.
We've been intending to say something about Cachagua Fire for a couple of days now. They're the local volunteer fire service, so if you're taken sick at Tassajara, or need any kind of emergency help while out in the wilderness, it's Cachagua Fire who come to the rescue.
A couple of nights ago, the Sheriff had their roadblock in the wrong place. Preventing residents returning home from a community meeting where they'd been promised at least 24hrs notice of a mandatory evacuation. Cachagua Fire were there arguing with the Sheriff on behalf of their community.
Strangely, as a volunteer service they somehow find themselves outside the provisioning system when tied in with a large fire command structure such as manages the Basin Complex. So the local community has to pitch in and feed the fire crews. If you're in the area, they're selling t-shirts at The Chatterbox in Carmel Valley Village.