The Fire Safe Council For Monterey County exists to help protect lives, property, and natural resources from the threat of wildfires. We accomplish this by helping people prepare for wildfires by reducing unnatural and hazardous accumulations of wildfire fuels to safe levels. We are committed to educating the public on wildfire dangers and on defensible space around homes. The council also supports projects that help make homes, roads, neighborhoods, communities, habitat and watersheds fire safe by management of natural and man-made resources.
Most of Monterey County’s land area is hazardously overgrown and rated at high, very high, or extreme threat from wildfires. Approximately 109,000 of Monterey County’s residents live in those areas. The Fire Safe Council for Monterey County hopes to continue its efforts to make Monterey County safe in the event of wildfire by providing information on preparation for wildfires before they start, helping communities apply for grants to help reduce hazardous accumulations of wildfire fuels, and assisting residents in reducing wildfire fuels, such as helping people organize neighborhood chipping programs. Through continued outreach, education, and assistance and community collaboration, with individuals and local associations, the Fire Safe Council will be able to make a difference to help protect lives, property and resources.
My husband and I would like to thank all the dedicated Cal Fire team and Fire Safe Council for making our property and our community at Bryson Hesperia a safer place, chipping piles of dead branches before fire season started. Your hard work is very appreciated.
- Estelle Comstock