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Wildfire Resilience

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.


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Community FSCs currently active in the region

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: fire safe councils


Community Programs

Starting January 2024,  our commuity  programs will be available to assist homeowners with understanding defensible space and home hardening principles, and taking action to improve their homes to meet wildfire resilience goals.

The new pilot Home Assesment Program provides a review  of the vulnerability of a home to wildfire and ember ignition focusing on key principles of home hardening, defensible space zones, and sustainable landscaping. Homeowners will receive a report with recomendations based on the assessment, as well as resources and program referrals, which may include the Defensible Space Assistance Program and Community Chipping Program.

Read more about these programs, and sign up starting January 2nd, 2024 on our website

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