May, 2023

Latest Updates from

Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council

We are so happy to announce the launch of our new website design.

VENTURAFIRESAFE.ORG is still our go-to site, but hopefully you’ll be able to get involved and learn about our programs in a more user-friendly way!

Some of the new features that you can do right from our website include:

  • Home Wildfire Assessments: you can now make appointments right from the website page!
  • Register for Curbside Chipper Events
  • Volunteer or Donate
  • And much more!

Program Updates

Sharing our work with legislators in Sacramento at CSFC's Capitol Walk

VRFSC is honored to have been invited to participate in the Capitol Walk in Sacramento hosted by the California Fire Safe Council. Our Executive Director, Stephen Watson, had the privilege of joining over forty representatives from Fire Safe Councils and other agencies who share our mission. During this event, Stephen had the opportunity to engage with local legislators and their staff, sharing insights about our important work, highlighting challenges and concerns, and answering questions related to wildfire preparedness. Through this platform, we were able to make our voices heard and provide valuable input to help inform policy decisions. We extend our sincere gratitude to the California Fire Safe Council for providing us with this wonderful opportunity!

Ondulando Neighborhood Kicks Off


5 years after the Thomas Fire devastated the community, dedicated members of the Ondulando Neighborhood have created a council in an effort to become a Firewise USA recognized neighborhood. The recognition demonstrates a dedication from the residents to make their neighborhood a fire-resilient community and could give residents an opportunity to be prepared for the when, not if, a wildfire happens on the Ventura hillsides.

For more information, visit:

Interested in your neighborhood becoming a Firewise USA recognized neighborhood?

Give us a call or let us present to your local HOA or any neighborhood group!


Free Chipping Services

Santa Rosa Valley Chipper Event

VRFSC is thrilled to have hosted a Free Curbside Chipper event last weekend for Santa Rosa Valley residents. We were excited to see such active participation from the community. We estimate that residents involvement equated to about 60 hours to create brush piles ahead of the June 1st clearance deadline. VCFD Fire Control Workers chipped an estimated 70 cubic yards of total brush, and the chips were distributed in the Santa Rosa Valley County Park for soil health and water retention. That's almost 28 full size pick up trucks' worth of fuel cleared that would have posed a significant wildfire risk to the community!

Funding provided by the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. In partnership with the Ventura County Fire Department.

Currently offering Curbside Chipper Service to the following neighborhoods:

May 20, 2023 – Ventu Park (Click here to Register)

June 3, 2023 – Carlisle Canyon (Click here to Register)

City of Fillmore Drop-Off Chipper Event:

Residents bring their yard waste to the location of the event to chip on site.

May 6th, 2023

9AM – 2PM

728 Goodenough Rd.

Fillmore, CA, 93015

In partnership with the

Fillmore Fire Dept

Interested in a Chipper Day for your Neighborhood?

Fill out this interest form below

Chipper Program Interest Form

Other Events in May


Saturday, May 13th

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Camarillo, CA

Download Flyer

Tuesday, May 16th

5PM - 6PM

Hill Road Library

Ventura, CA

Download Flyer

Tuesday, May 30th

6PM - 8PM

Camarillo Public Library

Camarillo, CA

Flyer Coming Soon

(Will send in a separate Email)

Find us in person at these events below!

May 5th

Santa Paula Cruise Night | 5 PM - 7 PM | Main St, Santa Paula

May 6th

Cars + Coffee | 7AM - 10 AM | 598 Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks

May 11th

Ojai Farmers Market | 3 PM - 7 PM | 414 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai

May 15th

LA Fitness | 4 PM - 8 PM | 1760 S Victoria Ave, Ventura

May 31st

Ventura Family YMCA Senior Expo | 10 AM - 12 PM | 3760 Telegraph Rd, Ventura

Give Back for a Bigger Impact

Please consider a contribution to our organization so that we can continue providing free services to the community and prepare as much of Ventura County as possible for impending wildfire. We are not safe until all of our communities and neighborhoods are safe. There are many homeowners and communities in Ventura County who simply cannot afford to do the work themselves; it is crucial for all of us to be able to help those less fortunate. Your support will allow us to continue providing free assessments, chipping services, brush clearance, educational workshops, and so much more. We do not take this responsibility lightly and thank you for entrusting us with your support.

VRFSC is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization and your contribution is tax deductible. 

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