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Task force discusses pros and cons of fire gel incentives


Last updated 2/7/2008 at Noon

Fire-retardant gel has helped save significant numbers of homes in the path of past wildfires, and on January 25 the county’s Task Force on Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services discussed whether to pursue legislation to provide incentives for homeowners to purchase such fire gels.

“I don’t have any predisposed opinion,” said County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who is also the chair of the Task Force on Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services.

Jacob noted that a homeowner could buy those gels for between $300 and $400 and wondered if it was possible to provide incentiv...

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