logo: Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
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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

Midpeninsula

The Midpeninsula FireSafe Council (MidpenFSC) is part of the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council (SCFSC). SCFSC is a non-profit organization composed of individuals, public and private agencies and companies that share a common, vested interest in preventing and reducing losses from wildfires.

Keeping fire at bay
Palo Alto-based FireSafe Council aims to prevent Oakland Hills-type fire
by Sue Dremann, Palo Alto Weekly

Under slightly different conditions, a wild land fire in the Palo Alto hills earlier this month could have spread to homes and perhaps taken lives, fire officials said at the scene. Read more online.

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills
Brush fire under control, no injuries along Page Mill Road
by Sue Dremann, Palo Alto Weekly

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon, June 13, after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught fire, Palo Alto fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 2:13 p.m. in the Foothills Open Space area, which is owned by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Read more online, photos.

FireSafe Council and CAL FIRE Arastradero Road Trimming
City of Palo Alto starts implementation of Foothills Fire Management Plan

Palo Alto, February 5, 2014 – The City of Palo Alto will be trimming trees and brush in their right of way along Arastradero Road as a part of the ongoing implementation of Palo Alto’s Foothills Fire Management Plan (FFMP). The work will reduce fire hazards in the area and make the road safer for evacuation and emergency response. All work is monitored for environmental compliance.

This is the first project under a new agreement between the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council and the City of Palo Alto. Catherine Capriles, Deputy Fire Chief commented, “The agreement with the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council offers more options for residents of Palo Alto to increase their fire safety preparedness through its chipping, outreach and education programs. This agreement will greatly improve roadside conditions in the foothills of the City.” This agreement includes implementation of the FFMP and development of a new Midpeninsula FireSafe Council.

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2053 Lincoln Avenue, Suite B
San Jose, CA 95125
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