July, 2023

Latest Updates from

Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council

VRFSC in the News

Max Young walked around a Thousand Oaks home pointing out wood chips in a garden bed, a crack in the stucco and milkweed growing under a single-pane window. All could put the property at risk in an ember storm, he told homeowner Pat Hanley.

“In a large fire, there's the possibility we’re going to have a lot of embers blowing in every direction,” said Young, head of wildfire safety for the Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council. The walk-through was one of dozens of free wildfire assessments – funded by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention – the group completed so far this month to identify ways residents can harden their homes against wildfires.

Research shows a high correlation between home loss in wildfires and embers, said Emily Schlickman, an assistant professor of landscape architecture and environmental design at UC Davis. It's not necessarily direct flames but pieces of burning debris that can travel miles ahead of the fire front, she said.

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Impacts of Chipper Events

During the month of June, Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council partnered up with Ventura County Fire Department to conduct Curbside Chipper days in Carlisle Canyon. We try out best to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible. Therefore, a majority of the chips were donated to homeowner(s) wanting to keep the chips and the rest were broadcast on site.

How much potential wildfire fuel was removed from Carlisle Canyon?

Approximately 140 cubic yards. That's equivalent to 70 pick-up trucks full of fuel!

Thank you homeowners for taking the time, money and effort to make your neighborhood safe from wildfire! Great job!


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

Upcoming Events

July 31st: Help of Ojai @ 10AM

Bring your friends and family to learn what steps you should take to lower your wildfire risk! This interactive workshop will help you create a plan of action for your home.

For more information please call (805) 646-5122

VC Fair: August 2nd - 13th!

VRFSC will be a part of the Ventura County Wildfire Collaborative booth inside the Agricultural Building at the Ventura County Fair! Don't forget to stop by on August 5th for some extra activities during Fire Safety & Education Day between 12PM and 4PM!

VC Fair Schedule

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Time to grab those tickets to the inaugural California Wildfire Conference, so you can have a front row seat to hear our FANTASTIC keynote speakers, 𝗕𝗼𝗯 𝗥𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿 and 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲!

We invite local and national government agencies/leaders, natural resource managers/landowners, California Tribes, community leaders/organizations, and multi-sectoral collaboratives/councils to join us!

Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available!

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with leaders and attend learning sessions to help your organization drive change. 
  • Become an active and visible leader promoting the importance of wildfire resilience. 
  • Work with other leaders to apply the lessons learned, to build and accelerate resilient solutions to wildfire events. 

Exclusive Benefits

Are you looking for a specific benefit?

Running in parallel with the conference we will be hosting networking events, and opportunities to promote your organization. Let us know how you would like to partner, and we will work together to create your customized sponsorship opportunity.

Learn more about Sponsoring this Conference!

And last but not least...

Partner Highlights & Other Announcements

Thank you Ventura County Fire Department

The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council is so grateful to have partners around the county that help boost our programs to the community. The Ventura County Fire Department has been integral in helping us promote the Home Wildfire Assessments, being the muscle behind our Curbside Chipper Events, and an overall mentor on keeping our team informed about all other wildfire resources in Ventura County, including partnering with us in promoting Firewise Communities. Thank you VCFD for all you do for our organization and for the communities which we serve.

Los Robles Estates join Matilija Canyon Properties and the Deer Creek Community Association as a FIREWISE USA recognized site in Ventura County!

"The Firewise USA® recognition program is administered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level."


To learn more about becoming a FIREWISE USA recognized site, please visit VCFD's FIREWISE USA webpage here!

SCE Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

Did you know that Southern California Edison has their own action plan and updates it every year to help lower our communities' risk to wildfire?

Check out all of their progress, including a fact sheet on their website below.

SCE: Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

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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