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The Old Fire Recovery Group receives a resolution from California State Senator Nell Soto (represented by her Chief of Staff, Paul Van Dyke pictured front row, far left)
Oct 23, 2005 (picture by Jeff Zubik)

Lila Hayes, Coordinator for The Old Fire Recovery Group receives a resolution by the City of San Bernardino
Sep 20, 2005 (picture by Charlotte Crandall)

The Old Fire Recovery Group is a team of survivors from the Old Fire who have organized as a project of Community PartnersOur goal is to find the best information available and provide it at no cost to other fire survivors. 

A very big thank you to the Church which generously donated their facility to us for most of our meetings.  A fire severely damaged their chapel a few years ago so they know the challenges faced with rebuilding after a fire and want to help their community.

Please see BELOW for an archive of our workshop schedule.

California Department of Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi plants a tree at a fire survivor's house after presenting us with honorary certificates for helping pass the 2004 California Policyholder's Bill of Rights
Sep 27, 2004 (picture by Wes Danskin)

 

Upcoming Workshop Schedule


We are no longer having official events.  The list which follows is a list of workshops we held in the two years after the fire.  Some survivors have said they would like to invite everyone over when their houses are done.  We will post it here (and announce it in our email newsletter) when someone is ready for an open house!


Workshop Schedule Archive


Nov 16, 2003

Sunday

2:00 PM

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR FIRE VICTIMS!

Click HERE for the notes I took at that meeting

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

Survivors from other disasters were in attendance as well.

Nov 23, 2003

Sunday

2:00 PM

Recovery Workshop

Click HERE for the notes I took at that meeting

Pastor Paul - Pastor of host church
Rex Jenson from FEMA
Joe Ramos AIA
Representatives from Lutheran Disaster Response
Representatives from San Bernardino Mental Health
George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.
Fred and Seal Sharmin – Laguna Fire Survivors
Dec 07, 2003

Sunday

2:00 PM

 

Recovery Workshop

Click HERE for the notes I took at that meeting

Donald Williamson – County Tax Assessor
Dennis Draeger – Assistant tax collector
Linda Williams CPA - California Society of CPA’s
 Dec 14, 2003
 Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop  
George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.
 Dec 21, 2003
 Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop  
George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.
Between January 4 and July 18, 2004 we had at leats 20 weekly insurance workshops led by CARe, Inc.
Jul 25, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop

Introduction of the Old Fire Recovery Group to the group.  Click HERE for the agenda.

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

 Aug 1, 2004
 Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop

Click HERE for notes taken by a survivor

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

Aug 8, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop

“The mechanics of working with Contractors”

Click HERE for the agenda.

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc. 

Laurie Delgado of Escrow Funding Services

Aug 9, 2004

Monday

9:00 AM

Fire Summit, put on by Community Partners

Click for my REPORT, and the AGENDA and MINUTES prepared by Community Partners

 
Aug 15, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Elected Official Update

Click HERE for the agenda.

City Councilperson Neil Derry

Mayor Representative Peggi Hazlett

 Aug 22, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Legal Clinic

Click HERE for minutes prepared by a survivor

Attorneys representing: Engstrom, Lipscom and Lack and Shernoff, Bidart and Darras

Aug 29, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop  

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

James and Judy Penman (City Atty & wife)
Wendy McCammick (City Councilperson)

Sep 11, 2004

Saturday

10:00AM

Phoenix Project

Multiple specialties - organized by the ASID

Click HERE for a flyer

Sep 12, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Building Department Q&A

Insurance Workshop

Click HERE for the agenda.

Representatives from the City Building Department

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

 Sep 19, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Disaster Tax Specialist 

NOTES

Anna Maria Galdieri CPA and Chair of the Disaster Tax Subcommittee for California Society of CPA's
Sep 26, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop

“The mechanics of working with Contractors”

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

Laurie Delgado of Escrow Funding Services

Oct 3, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc. 
Oct 7, 2004

Thursday

7:00PM

Post Fire Debris Flow update/Q&A

Click HERE for the agenda

Pastor Woody Hall, Lutheran Church
Bill Clayton, SB City Schools
Doug Hamilton, Exponent
James Penman, SB City Attorney
Juan Lopez, Assb Longville Office
Kristen Pritchard, Rebuild SB County
Ted Golondzinier, County Flood Control
Lynn Merrill, Director of Public Services
Xavier Leon, Street Superintendent
Doug Dupree, City Fire Marshall
Susan Lien-Longville, SB City Council
Wendy McCammack, SB City Council
Peggi Hazlett, Mayor's Office
Oct 10, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc. 
Oct 17, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop

“The mechanics of working with Contractors”

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

Laurie Delgado of Escrow Funding Services

Oct 19, 2004

Tuesday

10:00AM

“One Year After the Fires”. State Senator Nell Soto is hosting a special hearing of the State Senate Select Committee on Urban Economic Development.  Click HERE for a flyer
Oct 21, 2004

Thursday

1:00 PM

"Investigatory Hearing on Underinsurance and the Determination of Home Replacement Costs"

Click HERE for the official transcript

State Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi investigatory hearing
Oct 23, 2004

Saturday

11:00AM

One Year Anniversary Picnic Barbeque and hot dogs by the fire department, organized by the City.Click HERE for a flyer.
Oct 24, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

Oct 25, 2004

Monday

9:15 AM

Moment of silence Organized by the City of San Bernardino
Nov 7, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Insurance Workshop

George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.

Nov 19, 2004

Friday

7:00PM

Up In Smoke: Can More Be Done to Help Fire Survivors Settle Their Claims?

Click HERE for the official transcript

By The State Senate Insurance Committee

Click HERE for a flyer

Nov 21, 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Working with contractors after a disaster

Frank Williams, local chapter BIA

Dec 5 , 2004
Sunday

2:00 PM

Basics of architecture by the AIA Florence Holt of the Inland Empire AIA
Dec 12, 2004
Sunday 2:00PM
The Basics of Interior Design Denise Turner of The Room Turners and was current president of the ASID Palm Springs Inland Empire Chapter

Jan 9,

2005

Sunday 2:00PM
Insurance Workshop  
George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.
Jan 23, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
Insurance Workshop
George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.
Feb 13, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
Working with contractors after a disaster
Frank Williams, local chapter BIA
Feb 27, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
City and County Building Department Q&A

Bill Fenn from the county Land Use Services Office 909-387-4246 ; Joe Lease and Barry Reynolds from the city Development Services Office 909-384-5057; Peggi Hazlett from the San Bernardino Mayors office 909-384-5133

Mar 13, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
Community Recovery Workshop, a discussion about about SB 477
Paul Van Dyke, Chief of Staff for Senator Nell Soto
Mar 27, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
No meeting due to Easter
April 10, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
Interior Design Basics Denise Turner of The Room Turners and was current president of the ASID Palm Springs Inland Empire Chapter
April 24, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
Construction bidding services
James Shepard of McGraw-Hill Construction services  
May 8, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
No meeting due to Mother's Day  
May 22, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
Working with Contractors Frank Williams, BIA
Jun 12, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
Milgard Windows Chris Kincaid from Milgard and Doug Wick of Doors of Distinction (951-688-1700)
Jun 26, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM
Insurance Workshop George Kehrer and volunteers from CARe, Inc.
July 24, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM

Social/potluck hosted by:

Margie & Joe Arnett, 1681 Echo Drive

 
Aug 28, 2005
Sunday 2:00PM

Social/potluck hosted by:

Kim Burgett, 5422 Elmwood Rd

For a flyer, click HERE
Sep 25, 2005

Sunday

2:00 PM

Social/potluck hosted by:
Cindy Le Clair at 3515 El Camino 
For a flyer, click HERE
Oct 23, 2005

Sunday

2:00 PM

Two year anniversary get together starting at the Crandall's located at 3968 Modesto Drive

This will be our last event.  For a flyer, click HERE (Adobe Acrobat required)

Click HERE for the program.

Representatives from the mayor's office, the city council, the state senate and the local press.  We were presented a resolution from the state senate.

Click HERE for pictures of the event!

Dec 11, 2005

Sunday
1:00 PM

Rick and Sharon Cords are the first to invite us all to their open house.  Here's the info:

 
WHO: Rick, Sharon, and Josh Cords
PLACE: 2293 Willow Dr., San Bernardino CA 92404
DRESS: Laid-back and comfy
RSVP: By November 23, 2005 - 909-863-9987
          or email scords@adelphia.net
We are having our "New House Celebration" and are inviting all the Old Fire Recovery Group to come and see it ... it is an Open House-style get together for friends, family and all those who have helped us get home again.  We would love to see you. 
 
Hope to see you there!!!   Rick, Sharon and Josh Cords
Feb 11, 2006
Sunday 1:00 PM

Rebuild San Bernardino County and homeowners Jose and Olga Hipolito, cordially invite you to their House Blessing.

  • Location:  25352 Los Flores Drive, San Bernardino
  • Major cross street:  Del Rosa and Eureka (north of the 30 freeway)                          
  • Lunch & Refreshments provided by the Hipolitos
  • Contact:  Kristen Fratt
  • Phone:  909.884.6891 x. 222

Please join us as we celebrate their return home after the 2003 California Wildfires!

Rebuild San Bernardino County was founded to help uninsured, San Bernardino County fire survivors a way to rebuild their lost homes. 


© Old Fire Recovery Group - A Project of Community Partners

Last Updated: August 27, 2007