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Yolo County Fire Safe Council

Yolo County Fire Safe Council

The mission of the Yolo County Fire Safe Council (YCFSC) is to reduce the risk of wildfire and to protect the people, property, and ecological and cultural resources of Yolo County from catastrophic wildfire through education, cooperation, innovation, and action.

The Yolo County Fire Safe Council is coordinated by Yolo County RCD. In 2020, the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services and Yolo County RCD received funding from CAL FIRE to start the Yolo County Fire Safe Council and develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Previously, Yolo County lacked a coordinated, county-wide effort for wildfire prevention and planning. The Yolo County FSC, formed in 2021, consists of representatives from local nonprofits, Fire Protection Districts, local government, and local Fire Safe Councils.

Fire Safe Councils are grassroots, community-based organizations composed of stakeholders, neighbors, and community leaders. Fire Safe Councils work to create wildfire resilient communities through education and hazardous fuel reduction projects. In Yolo County, we have our county-wide Fire Safe Council as well as two local Fire Safe Councils (West Winters FSC and Capay Valley FSC).

The Yolo County FSC offers two free programs to residents living in the high fire areas of Yolo County. The Reflective Address Sign Program provides free address signs that are visible in all conditions including smoke. The Neighborhood Chipper Program is a free hazardous fuels reduction program that helps residents with the biomass leftover from defensible space projects.  These projects are funded through State Senator Bill Dodd’s Early Action Funding for Yolo County after the LNU Lighting Complex Fire in 2020.  

The Yolo County FSC, led by Yolo County RCD, developed the Yolo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, a countywide planning document designed to address community needs, values, and priorities related to wildfire risk reduction.

To learn more about the Yolo County Fire Safe Council, visit yolofiresafe.org.

To learn more about the Yolo County CWPP, visit the CWPP Hub Site.

Funding for the Yolo County Fire Safe Council is provided by:

CAL FIRE logo featuring a graphic of the state of California and a sunset.

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