logo: Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
logo: Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires

Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires

About Us

About the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council

Mailing Address

Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
14380 Saratoga Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070-5953
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(408) 975-9591

Membership Application

The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council (SCFSC) is a non-profit organization protecting many communities at risk from wildfire in Santa Clara County. Our programs and projects are funded by multiple public and private sources, and members include fire agencies, open space managers, city governments and private citizens.

We meet at member facilities around the County. See our meetings page for the location of our next meeting.

Read more: About the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council

Board of Advisors

 
Jeff Bates
Operations Manager, Redwood Estates Services Association
 
 
 
Jared Bond
Natural Resource Program Supervisor, Santa Clara County Parks
 
(408) 609-1905
 
Crystal Bothelio
Deputy City Manager, City of Saratoga
 
 
 
John DeLong
Board Member, South Skyline FireSafe Council
 
 
 
Raymond Fields
Project Manager, Office of Emergency and Security Services, Valley Water
 
(408) 630-3027
 
Dwight Good
Fire Marshal, City of Morgan Hill
 
(408) 310-4654
 
Michael Gorman
Area Manager, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
 
(650) 691-1200
 
James Henrikson
Fire Marshal, Palo Alto Fire Department
 
 
 
Brad Hartzell
Chemeketa Park Mutual Water Company
 
 
 
Edgar Orre
Unit Forester, Division Chief, CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit
 
 
 
Sandy Peterson
Loma Prieta Resource Conservation District, Santa Clara County Animal Advisory Commission
 
(408) 842-7351
 
Jerry Serpa
Assistant Chief, Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department
 
(408) 891-5551
 
Gregg Winovich
Mount Hamilton Range Improvement Association
 
(408) 710-2497
 
Jason Falarski
Deputy Chief,Santa Clara County Fire Department
 
 

Organizations and Companies Participating in the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council

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Smokey's Friends (Left the Forest But Not Forgotten)

 
Allan Thompson
Historian
 
(408) 272-7008

SCFSC representatives and some volunteers have SCFSC Business Cards for identification purposes. This does not indicate that they are SCFSC employees.

Area and Project Managers and Coordinators

 
Fuel Reduction Programs
Questions and Information
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(408) 975-9591
 
Shirley Bondi
HFR Program Assistant
 
 
 
J R Call
Hazardous Fuel Reduction Program Manager
 
(408) 412-9694
 
Patty Ciesla
Executive Director
 
(650) 867-4485
 
Chris del Pilar
Accountant
 
 
 
Gretchen Hayes
Administrative Services Manager
 
 
Carol Mattsson
Carol Mattsson
Webmaster
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(408) 255-3767
 
Eugenia Rendler
Communications, Outreach & Education Manager
 
(408) 915-7233
 
Carla Ruigh (South County)
Area Manager (South County Area)
 
(408) 840-3027
 
Eddie Sanchez
HFR Program Assistant
 
 
 
Caroline Slivkoff
Communications Specialist
 
 
 
Sara Williams
Bookkeeper
 
(510) 394-4031
 
Jim Young
Projects Manager
 
(408) 656-9130

Officers and Board of Directors

 
Chris Hughes
Director, Secretary; Forester, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
 
(408) 725-3364
 
Jesse Katz
Director at Large; Director, Casa Loma Volunteer Fire Association
 
(831) 423-5060
 
Derek Neumann
Director, Treasurer; Field Operations Manager, Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
 
(408) 226-3175
 
Dede Smullen
Director, President; Environmental Planning Professional
 
(408) 679-0254
 
James L. Wollbrinck
Director, Second Vice President; Manager Security and Business Resiliency, San Jose Water Company
 
(408) 279-7804
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Santa Clara County FireSafe Council

14380 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5953
Telephone: (408) 975-9591

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