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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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#BuckarooFire [update] off Bucks Bar Cir & Buckaroo Trail near Somerset (El Dorado County) is now 25 acres and 30% contained.

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Firefighters are battling a 20 acre fire off Bucks Bar Cir & Buckaroo Trail near Somerset (El Dorado County). #BuckarooFire

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#HighwayFire [update] off Hwy 101, south of Gilroy (Santa Clara County) is now 42 acres & 98% contained.

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#HighwayFire [update] off Hwy 101, south of Gilroy (Santa Clara County) is now 42 acres & 95% contained.

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Firefighters battling a 20 acre fire off Geary Rd in the Sunol Wilderness, 10 miles east of Fremont (Alameda Co). #GearyFire 20% contained

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#HighwayFire [update] off Hwy 101, south of Gilroy (Santa Clara County) is now 42 acres & 80% contained.

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#IoneFire [final] off Ione Rd & Hwy 16, east of Rancho Murieta (Sacramento County) is now 100% contained at 355 acres.

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Firefighters are battling a 150 acre fire off Ione Rd & Hwy 16, east of Rancho Murieta (Sacramento County). #IoneFire is 70% contained.

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#WebbFire [final] off LaPorte Rd, east of Bangor (Butte County) is now 100% contained at 75 acres.

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#WebbFire [update] off LaPorte Rd, east of Bangor (Butte County) is now 20 acres & 60% contained.

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#WebbFire [update] off LaPorte Rd, east of Bangor (Butte County) is now 20 acres.

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Firefighters are battling a 10 acre wildfire off LaPorte Rd, East of Bangor (Butte County). #WebbFire

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#HighwayFire [update] off Hwy 101, south of Gilroy (Santa Clara County) is now 42 acres & 50% contained.

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#HighwayFire [update] off Hwy 101, south of Gilroy (Santa Clara County) is now 50 acres & 50% contained. Firefighters making good progress.

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#HighwayFire [update] off Hwy 101 near Monterey Frontage Rd, South of Gilroy (Santa Clara County) is now 40 acres.

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Firefighters are battling a 10 acre fire off Hwy 101 near Monterey Frontage Rd, South of Gilroy (Santa Clara County). #HighwayFire

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Announcements

Projects Coordinator position announcment (06/27/2015)

 

Patty Ciesla, SCFSC Programs Manager

SCFSC 2014 Annual Report

CAL FIRE: It may be January but start planning your Defensible Space now.

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.

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

SCFSC Volunteer Opportunities

SCFSC Newsletter revived

SCFSC History - A work in progress

Information

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.

AlertSCC: Emergency warnings sent to your mobile device, email, or landline.

Thank You!

Recent grants and donors:

  • Redwood Estates Services Association
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Saratoga Fire District
  • Santa Clara County Fire Department
  • CAL FIRE
  • Palo Alto Parks

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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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Funding provided by grants from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council. Our programs and other council activities are also funded by grants and donations from local agencies, companies, foundations, organizations and individual donors. Please see our Thank You! and About Us pages for a list of donors and contributors.

The SCCFSC is an equal opportunity provider. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the SCCFSC does not discriminate and complies with the following: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C, 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  USDA And Justice for All Poster.

The views and conclusions on this Web site are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the California Fire Safe Council, Santa Clara County FireSafe Council, U.S Forest Service or the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute an endorsement by the California Fire Safe Council, the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council or the U.S. Government.