January, 2023

Latest Updates from

Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council

2022 was a momentous year for the Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council. We experienced tremendous growth, not only in the size of our staff, but in the funding of our crucial projects, as well. These projects include home hardening planning and coordination, no-cost retrofits for vulnerable homeowners, widespread chipping projects, and building a countywide database of fire resistant activities. 

Take a look at what is happening this year:

Learn more about Firewise USA here!

Firewise USA Guidance

The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council has regional coordinators that can help establish Firewise USA recognized neighborhoods! Reach out to us for guidance or book a presentation at your local HOA or community gathering!

Contact VRFSC at (805) 746-7365 for more information!

Home Hardening Assessments

We are ramping up efforts in the new year to offer more Home Hardening Assessments to residents in Ventura County. Let your friends and neighbors know about this FREE program!


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Chipper Days

Chipping is a great way to clear your property of potential fire hazards. Disposing of green waste without burning also preserves our air quality.

Free Chipper Days will be available in several cities throughout the county in the oncoming months.

More help for VC residents

More funds will be available for Ventura County residents to lower their wildfire risk through fuel mitigation or home retrofits, FREE of cost to the homeowner.

We are currently accepting applications from the groups, provided they qualify:

  • Seniors living in the Thousand Oaks area
  • Residents affected by the Thomas Fire


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(805) 746-7365

A big THANK YOU to our current funders:

VRFSC is grateful to all of our organizational funders and sponsors for making this work possible, and looks forward to a productive and impactful 2023.

Call to Action: Fire Hazard Severity Zones

The Office of the State Fire Marshall has announced updates to the states Fire Hazard Severity Zones. Ventura County's SRA (State Responsibility Area) saw 20.5% of total acreage moved into the "Very High" classification, from "High" or "Moderate."

"CAL FIRE will hold a series of public hearings in every county with SRA described below pursuant to PRC 4203. At the hearings, any person may present comments, orally or in writing, relevant to the proposed action described in the Informative Digest. Such information shall be retained by OSFM and shall be made available upon request."

Click here for information on Fire Hazard Severity Zones

Public Hearing, Ventura County

Hearing Date & Time: 1/17/22 at 1:00PM

Hearing Location: Freedom Center, 515 Eubanks St., Camarillo, 93010

Click Here for Information on Submitting a Public Comment
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