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Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires
  • Santa Clara County FireSafe Council - Fuel Reduction Programs

    Fuel Reduction Programs

    Free Chipping Program for residents of eligible communities and Special Assistance Program for qualified seniors, disabled and low income applicants. Try our new online Chipping Application and online Satisfaction Survey.

    More about Fuel Reduction Programs

  • Santa Clara County FireSafe Council - Youth Education Programs

    Youth Education Programs

    By 6th grade, nearly 65% of students have played with matches and/or lighters. Our Youth Education Programs have a positive affect on a child's knowledge of fire safety, with educated students less likely to engage in fire play causing harm to themselves or others. In addition, we help young people build respect for forest life and understand the effects of wildfire on the environment.

    More about Youth Education

  • Santa Clara County FireSafe Council - Evacuation Route Work

    Evacuation Route

    Working with homeowners, local fire agencies and partners, the FireSafe Council creates and maintains shaded fuel breaks and important evacuation routes used for wildfires and other disaster evacuation and response.

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  • Santa Clara County FireSafe Council - Defensible Space

    Importance of

    Defensible Space

    Proper clearance of 100 feet of Defensible Space dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire and provides a safety zone for firefighters when protecting homes during a wildfire. Be proactive in making your home lean, clean and green.

    Learn about Defensible Space

  • Santa Clara County FireSafe Council - Meetings

    FireSafe Council Meetings

    The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council meets at 2:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month. Homeowners, residents and representatives of all interested organizations are welcome!

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Smokey Thanks for Listening

New and/or Important

February SCFSC meeting: Tuesday, February 10, 2015.  January Meeting Summary posted for review.

Information and applications for our 2015 Fuel Reduction Programs.  The Rim Fire (new video)

We've upgraded our Web Site! Click on Smokey to tell us what you like or don't like. This version should work better on tablets and smartphones. Twitter feeds added to Fire News below for Santa Clara County Fire, Palo Alto Fire and Loma Prieta VF&R.

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#TannerFire [update] off Tanners Point, north of French Meadows Rd (El Dorado County) – Forward spread stopped at just under 20 acres.



.@CAL_FIRE assisting USFS with a 15 acre fire off Tanners Point & French Meadows Rd, 11 miles east of Foresthill (El Dorado Co). #TannerFire


USFS Fire-California

See or smell smoke near your forest community? Important prescribed burning underway on several forests. Check locally for more info #rxfire

by USFS Fire-California


The Rim Fire: The 2013 Rim Fire was the largest forest fire in California history, and the largest fire in Yosemite history. Burning 400 square miles, the speed and size of the fire was unprecedented. (10 min video, 1/12/15)

CAL FIRE: Dry Conditions Lead to Increased Fire Activity. Tips for creating Defensible Space.

KQED: Paul Rogers, "I’m telling you, you really need to worry about fires this summer”

Colorado Wildfires - Could it happen here? Denver Post, Recommended by CAL FIRE (25 min. video)

SCFSC is looking for:
SCFSC Project Manager

SCFSC Volunteer Opportunities


California Drought: From CAL OES.

CA State Fire Prevention Fee: Read about the fee. See if you are in the SRA.

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services: Emergency Preparedness, Animal Evacuation and more.

Thank You!

Recent grants and donors:

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Redwood Estates Services Association
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • San Benito Fire Department
  • Palo Alto Parks
  • Caltrans
  • CHP

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Santa Clara County FireSafe Council

2053 Lincoln Avenue, Suite A
San Jose, CA 95125
Telephone: (408) 975-9591
Fax: (408) 624-9316

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