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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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New and/or Important

January SCFSC meeting will be Monday, January 12, 2015 (Annual Meeting to elect Directors). December Meeting Summary posted for review.

Information and applications for our 2015 Fuel Reduction Programs.

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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Kitchen fire is under control. Units cleaning up & being released. Please cook safely, kitchen fires are too common during the holidays

by PaloAltoFire


Fire crews responding to a kitchen fire in the 2000 block of Cowper

by PaloAltoFire


We see it every Holiday Season, a busy house + unattended cooking = a kitchen fire. Please don't invite us to dinner!

by PaloAltoFire


Movie night Station 1 6pm. Join us for "Frozen" & a visit from Santa. Bring blankets/chairs, we'll have the popcorn.

by PaloAltoFire


RT @CAL_FIRE: Christmas Trees get thirsty too; give your tree a drink of water each day to enhance its longevity & fire resistance. http://…

by CAL FIRE PIO Berlant

USFS Fire-California

U.S. Forest Service personnel have completed 394 prescribed fire projects this yr, treating 22,806 acres of nat'l forests in Calif #rxfire

by USFS Fire-California


California Drought: The lastest from CAL OES.

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

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services: Learn about 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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