• 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.

    More about Evacuation Route Work

  • 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!

    More about Meetings

Help us keep our community Green - it’s our Mission

  1. Be careful with equipment that can start wildfires and observe Red Flag Days
  2. Help protect migratory birds
  3. Use fire resistant, native plants and trees and remove invasive fire prone species
  4. Educate your children - Smokey Bear teaches kids to prevent wildfires and protect the environment
  5. Educate your neighbors – Defensible Space can mitigate losses from wildfire and positively impact forest life

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Fire News


Firefighters continue to battle a 83 acre fire near Laytonville (Mendocino County). #LodgeLCAFire is 23% contained.



Firefighters are battling a 30 acre fire on Day Road, 2 miles north of the community of Day (Modoc County). #3-7Fire



Firefighters are battling a 20 acre fire on Bell Springs Rd 2 miles west of Hwy 101 in Laytonville (Mendocino County). #4-3Fire



#PortugueseFire [update] north of Foresthill (Placer County) is now 40% contained at 4 acres.

by CAL FIRE PIO Berlant

San Jose Fire Dept.

PIO just now arriving onscene. Will contact media in 13 mins regarding updates. CA Doss PIO

by San Jose Fire Dept.


#WildcatFire [final] along Wildcat Canyon Rd in Lakeside (San Diego Co) is now 100% contained at 25 acres.


SCFSC & Smokey Bear: Community Outreach & Education


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.

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Recent grants and donors:

  • FM Global Insurance
  • City of Palo Alto
  • Chemeketa Park Mutual Water Company

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