logo: Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
logo: Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires

Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires

Hazardous Fuel Reduction Programs

NOTICE: Chipping services have ended for all areas of Santa Clara County for 2016.  Thank you for preparing your defensible space before the start of fire season! Please check back in January of 2017 for next years schedule.

The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council has agreements, contributions and federal grants for the following programs.  Please follow the links below to learn more about each type of program.Smokey Bear: If Not You, Who?

  1. A Defensible Space Chipping Program for eligible residents - Please note that the 2016 chipping season has ended
  2. A Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) for seniors and/or others with physical and financial limitations which prevent them from preparing for chipping.
  3. A Fuel Break Program 
For 2016, the eligible Communities at Risk from wildfires are Cupertino, East Foothills, Gilroy, Lexington Hills, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Palo Alto, San Jose, San Martin, Saratoga, Stanford, and adjacent fire prone Wildland Urban Interface areas in Santa Clara County.

For more on Defensible Space, see Living With Fire in Santa Clara County.

Questions?  E-mail us or call (408) 975-9591.

Saratoga: Compliance with City Code Article 15-50 regarding Tree Regulations is required for all work in the City of Saratoga.

Check out our Safety Considerations and Environmental Clearances page for more information about things like Red Flag Warnings and Migratory and Endangered Bird Guidelines

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Santa Clara County FireSafe Council

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

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