Our Sand Canyon Fire Safe Council’s
goal is to “educate” and inform.
The Census document is an important tool to help us do that.
The following questions and answers will help you understand more.
Important Questions & Answers:
~Is it important for me to submit the
YES! If you want to participate in our canyon’s
emergency preparedness project and get emails or phone calls
regarding emergency events.
~Why is this so important?
This document will enable us (if we are able) to
communicate with you during an emergency event.
~Do I have to do this if I am not
NO! But we ask that you tell us that you are not
interested. Our goal is to contact every family in the Sand Canyon
area and only if you reply with the form, or your “not interested”
will we know everyone has been reached.
~Will submitting this form obligate me to be on a
committee or commit my time to anything?
NO! You are not obligated to anything other than
to be in the information loop. If you choose to volunteer in any way
that is welcome.
~Does submitting this form and
guarantee that the Sand Canyon Fire Safe Council is responsible in
any way for the safety of my family, my animals or my property?
NO! Only you and the “emergency personnel agencies
(Fire, Sheriff, CHP) are charged with that responsibility.
But in the event (due to some major catastrophe) these agencies
can’t get to us quickly, this is a potential tool we can use to
possibly help one another until help arrives.
~If I have already submitted the
Census form to SCHOA via email or fax, do I need to do it again?
NO! We prefer that you do not duplicate your info
to us. However, it is very important for you to send us any changes
in your information.
~Is it still necessary to fill out the
form if I know my information is in the Schoa records?
YES! Our Schoa data information would have to be
manually entered to get into our new “fire safe council” database.
When you fill out the Census form on the website, it goes into this
new and separate database with one click of the computer.
Will the Fire Safe Council & Schoa
database become one database?
Hopefully yes, It would be wonderful if everyone
in our geographical community could be in a master database because
everyone is participating in our community’s emergency preparedness
project. In the meantime the two databases will continue to be
Will this personal information be
published to anyone else?
NO! This census form information is only to be
used internally so we can be in contact with each other during an
emergency event. This data would only be shared with emergency
personnel if a compelling reason occurs to do so for safety reasons.
The agencies could get this information other ways, but perhaps not
as timely as they might get it from us.
What if I don’t have a computer, can I
YES! It would be easiest if we could get your
information via the website, Perhaps a relative or friend could do
that for you. If that is not possible, you may contact us to get a
blank copy of the form to fill out and fax to us or send via the
post office. We will know that you cannot be contacted by email. We
hope to set up smaller neighborhood (street) groups so near
neighbors can be in contact with one another. Those neighborhood
groups may have phone trees as well.
If you can think of anything questions
we haven’t covered please contact us at our email address: