The Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council (CVCFSC) offers a service that could be of vital importance in the event of a wildfire or other emergency on your property. This is a Ranch Plan that will be produced specifically for your farm or ranch. The goal is to equip local ranch owners with information specific to their ranch in a format that can be interpreted by mutual aid fire resources during a wildfire incident. The Plan consists of an aerial map of the property with a legend identifying the location of roads, water sources, utilities, residences, outbuildings, safety zones and evacuation routes for ranch personnel and domestic animals. There is a description in narrative form indicating what purposes the land is used for, ie. Cattle grazing, horse stables, orchards etc…. It also provides emergency contact information for the owner/lessee and other ranch personnel or residents.
In the event of an emergency such as a wildfire, you can make this plan available to the fire engine crew(s) assigned to the property to provide them with valuable information that will assist them to determine what areas are priority for protection and what roads are useable.
For more information about Ranch Plans please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is to reduce the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods and infrastructure, through an aggressive program of action, education and collaboration with local, state and federal fire protection agencies.