Fire Safe Council of San Diego County
The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County (FSC) was formed in 1997, as a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation in the state of California. It is a collaboration between the staff of the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (RCD), along with local, state, federal, and tribal fire agency partners. The RCD manages the programs, projects, and the funds for the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, which serves all residents and local FSCs within the County to protect their homes, communities, and environments from catastrophic wildfire.
Fire Safe Councils are grassroots, community-led organizations that mobilize volunteers to make their communities safer. In San Diego, we are dedicated to increasing fire safety awareness and preparedness, managing fire hazards, supporting forest health, and resilience.
Community Fire Safe Councils
We support and oversee 40+ community Fire Safe Councils in San Diego County!
Each community Fire Safe Council is unique because the volunteers understand the geography and fire safety concerns of their neighborhood.
We support community Fire Safe Councils through:
- Facilitating bi-monthly Board and General Association meetings
- Templates, guidance and support for Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs)
- Hosting various fire safety and preparedness workshops and town-hall meetings
- Grants programs
- Technical assistance with mapping, grant applications, and fiscal sponsorships
Read more about community Fire Safe Councils, find one in your area, or start a new one here: firesafesdcounty.org/community fire safe councils
Defensible Space Assistance Programs
Through the Fire Safe Council, we offer two programs that aid homeowners in creating and maintaining defensible space around their homes. Read more about these programs, and sign up here: firesafesdcounty.org/programs