SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRE SAFETY AND FUELS REDUCTION PROGRAM
Location: Southern California
Completion Date: November 2010
Phillips & Jordan Role: Prime Contractor
Following the devastating fires that impacted Southern California in 2003, San Diego County received $40 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service to remove dead, dying, and diseased trees from the communities in and around Julian, Descanso, and Palomar Mountain, California. The County developed 29 individual tree removal projects that covered over 20,000 acres of which 17 were awarded to Phillips & Jordan.
Over the course of this 5 year effort, Phillips & Jordan cut and removed an average of 625 trees per day within an operational area that measured approximately 17,000 acres. Equipment used during the project included cranes, multi-terrain tractors, chippers and grinders, K-Max heavy lift helicopters, track and rubber-tire skidders, bucket trucks, and various hauling and transport trucks. At the height of operational activities Phillips & Jordan worked on 4 concurrent projects and had 12 individual crews deployed. At the completion of the effort, Phillips & Jordan had cleared, reduced, and removed over 280,000 trees.
DISASTER RESPONSE MARKET SECTOR
Response & Recovery • Debris Management
Phillips & Jordan has supported response and recovery efforts for federal, state, and local governments and agencies as well as private sector customers across the United States following virtually every federally declared disaster over the past three decades.