The CVCFSC is at a tipping point in its history and experiencing accelerated growth. In 2019, after almost ten years, the CVCFSC went from an all-volunteer organization to paid staff and opened its first physical office space. More importantly, we continue to implement the following complex, multi-year, multi-partner countywide wildfire prevention programs.
Chipper Days: Vegetation management programs to reduce the flammable fuel load and increase weed abatement activities in communities that border the wildland-urban interface threat zones.
Be Prepared for Wildfire Community Meetings: Educates residents on how to better prepare their homes and property to withstand wildfire, informs homeowners about insurance coverage challenges, and provides tools in the event of an evacuation order.
This program is currently postponed due to COVID-19. Please check back for further updates on rescheduled dates and times.
Ranch Plan Program equips firefighting personnel with critical information about local ranches and farms (aerial map identifying roads, water sources, utilities, residences, outbuildings, and evacuation routes, etc.) which is critical during a wildfire event.
This program is currently being redesigned. Please check back for further updates.
Incident Safety Awareness Course For Hired Vendors: Facilitates the eight-hour workshop for hired vendors (water tender operators, heavy equipment operators, crew bus drivers, and chain saw operators, etc.) who contract with CAL-Fire during a wildfire incident. The course is State Certified and is required by Cal-Fire and the U.S. Forest Service to be able to work on a wildfire event.
NEW DATES ADDED!
Community Wildfire Preparedness Training Workshop: Facilitates two-day intensive, hands-on course to educate homeowners and others on how to make their property as safe as possible in the event of a wildfire, including defensible space planning and risk assessment.
NEW DATES ADDED!
Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) Assessments: Individualized HIZ Assessments to homeowners and others, assisting them to identify specific projects and tasks to increase the potential to survive a wildfire.