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San Andreas, CA — Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office reminds ranchers and farmers who want an emergency livestock pass how to get one.

The second classroom-based training is tomorrow, January 27, at 9 a.m. at the sheriff’s office on 1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive in San Andreas, off Highway 49. To find out if there are any slots left, contact Lieutenant Greg Stark (209-754-6783) or Sergeant Jason Waite (209-754-6786) to sign up for the training.

The shortage of access to property for ranchers and farmers due to road closures during the 2015 Butte Fire is fueling a new pass program. The purpose is to provide a uniform way for emergency services workers to identify vetted ranch owner-operators and their employees during an emergency to get to their property. The training is mandatory to get a pass, and those applying must meet certain requirements, as detailed in an earlier story here.

There is one last chance to get a pass, as the final training will be on Wednesday, February 21st, at the same location, but at 5:30 p.m. To sign up, call the aforementioned sheriff’s officials.