Fire coming over a ridge in Capay Valley during the LNU Fire.

YOLO COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

The Yolo County Fire Safe Council (YCFSC) provides support for wildfire prevention, wildfire response, and post-fire recovery efforts by implementing priority projects identified in the Yolo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The RCD is leading the development of the CWPP as part of the CAL FIRE grant program. The planning process began in the fall of 2020 and will be completed over the course of the next two years. As the first step, a CWPP steering committee is meeting to develop a draft wildfire risk assessment that will be available for Fire Safe Council and community input in early fall. Once the wildfire risk assessment is finalized, the RCD will be holding a series of public meetings in the wildfire-prone communities in the greater Winters area, Esparto and Capay Valley. All interested members of the public, including in neighboring counties, will be able to provide input in this process.

To aid in the development of the CWPP, a “hub site” has been created with multiple maps and resources to inform Yolo County residents about the CWPP.  This site is also being used to collect information and opinions to help the YCRCD and the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services create the CWPP. Please help us by looking over this site and providing feedback on the Community Base Map and assets and values at risk from widlfire in your community. There is also a form on this site to solicit your prepared project ideas for the county-wide CWPP.

If you would like more information about this topic or current wildfire-related programs in Yolo County, please contact RCD Program Manager Tanya Meyer at meyer@yolorcd.org. For wildfire emergency response-related inquiries, please contact OES staff member Kurt Johnson at Kurt.Johnson@yolocounty.org

Reflect to Detect: Reflective Address Sign

Reflective address signs help ensure that first responders can stay oriented, day or night, in your neighborhood to help you or your neighbors. This program is intended for residents living in high fire areas of Yolo County

Neighborhood Chipper Pilot Program

The Chipper Program is a free green waste disposal service that helps landowners create defensible space around their homes. Available to residents living in high fire areas of Wester Yolo County.

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