Hazardous Fuel Reduction Programs

The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council has agreements, contributions and federal grants for the following programs. 
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  1. A Defensible Space Chipping Program for eligible residents
  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

    The 2019 Chipping Program has concluded. Please check back in February for the 2020 Chipping Program Schedule.

    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