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About Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council

 

a 501c3 non-profit organization

 

MISSION

 

The mission of the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council (CVCFSC) is to: Reduce the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods, and infrastructure through an aggressive program of action, education and collaboration. The CVCFSC was recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit organization in September 2010.

VISION

 

We ensure that our local communities are fire resilient, safe, and prepared to withstand the threat of wildfire

COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIP

 

Collaboration and partnership is at the core of the CVCFSC’s mission. We work with over 30 partners from nonprofit, government, academia and business, including county and city fire departments, the Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy, VC Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, VC Cattleman’s Association, Farm Bureau of VC, VC Parks and the Office of Emergency Services, among others.

BRIEF HISTORY

 

In 2009, a diverse group of visionary farmers, ranchers, and business owners came together with local fire protection agencies with a common interest – to protect the natural resources and communities in Ventura County from wildfire and to exchange information, and foster fire protection and fire safety. One year later, these same leaders created the  CVCFSC as a  direct outcome of these informal gatherings. Several of the original founders continue to serve on the CVCFSC board.

IMPACT FRAMEWORK

 

Our approach is simple. We start with the data to identify the most pressing wildfire challenges in our county, engage stakeholders to develop solutions, and then mobilize our partners to implement immediate and long-term solutions to enable residents to live safely with wildfire.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

The Fire Safe Council has a seven member Board of Directors with representation from local agriculture, ranchers, a land conservancy, the insurance industry, a civil engineer and an environmental planner.

ADVISORY BOARD

 

The CVCFSC is served by an Advisory Board with broad technical expertise:

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