What is Defensible Space and why is it important?
What is Hazardous Fuel Reduction?
Hazardous fuel reduction projects and vegetation treatments have been proven as a means of lessening wildfire hazards, catastrophic fire and its threat to public and firefighter safety, and damage to property.
The objective is to remove enough vegetation (fuel) so that when a wildfire burns, it is less severe and can be more easily managed. Learn more about Hazardous Fuel Reduction (HFR)
Does SCCFSC offer any programs to its community?
SCCFSC offers a 20 to 30 minute defensible space presentation geared for residents learning the requirements for the first time. This presentation is also appropriate for HOAs and road maintenance meetings.
Defensible Space Presentation Request Form
SCCFSC offers Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) assessments for individual homeowners. A trained representative from the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council will come to your home and walk your property with you for 60 minutes. We will review defensible space and home hardening principles and make recommendations for your property. You will receive a written copy of our recommendations.