Contact: Jenise Wagar-Hernandez, 805.804.7735
For Immediate Release
June 30, 2017
Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council Receives Federal Grant
The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council (CVCFSC) is pleased to announce they have been awarded a $79,948 grant to implement 17 free Chipper Day Events in western Ventura County over the next two years. Funding is provided by a grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council. The CVCFSC is working with the Ventura County Fire Protection District, and Fire Departments from the cities of Ventura, Santa Paula and Fillmore to implement the project.
According to CVCFSC Project Manager Charlotte Crocker, “We are honored to receive this federal grant to expand our fire mitigation and education efforts . This project gives us a unique opportunity to collaborate with local Ventura County fire agencies and we are proud to be able to offer such a valuable service to residents, supporting them in their efforts to make their property fire-safe”. Sustained high temperatures and drought conditions over the past five years have created dangerous fire conditions and chipping is a great way to clear your property of potential fire hazards. In addition, the grant provides funding for a community education and outreach campaign designed to teach residents ways to keep their property safe and to mitigate damage from potential fires.
The dates for the Chipper Days will be available on the CVCFSC website in August. Visit www.cvcfiresafe.org or call 805.804.7735 for more information. The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods and infrastructure through programs of action, education and collaboration with the community. Community members, businesses and agricultural organizations interested in learning more about the
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