Who are we? We are first responders, neighbors, and friends. We care about you and your safety and helping you protect your homes. Established in 2019, the GVFSC was formed to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires through public education, fuel reduction strategies, and mobilizing residents to create defensible zones and harden their homes.
We conducted a community wildfire risk assessment in March 2020, developed a community wildfire preparedness action plan, became a nationally recognized Fire Wise designated site, held a Surviving Wildfire Webinar along with numerous presentations to community groups such a Rotary and Neighborhood Watch, received a grant from the California Fire Foundation, and launched the first free Community Chipping Program to reduce ladder fuels and encourage residents to create defensible space.
GVFSC membership consists of residents, community members, members of the Cordelia Fire Protection District (CFPD) and CAL FIRE.
GVFSC Board: Rochelle Sherlock, President; Andi Bosco, Vice-President; Dennis Wells, Secretary; Muhi Majzoub, Treasurer; and Glen Langstaff, Member At-Large.
Fuel Reduction Committee – Dennis Wells, Grant Kreinberg, Muhi Majzoub, Marvin Schechtman, and Rochelle Sherlock
GVFSC Mailer Committee – Trisha Dobson, and Chris Davis
Public Education Committee/Speaker’s Bureau – Rochelle Sherlock, Mark Giugni, Andi Bosco, and Muhi Majzoub.
Community Engagement Committee: Glen Langstaff, Marvin Schechtman, and Rochelle Sherlock
Grant Writing Committee: Mandy Mulgrew, and Rochelle Sherlock
IT Expert: Michael Warchut