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About the Mendocino County Fire
History of the MCFSC
Join the MCFSC
Printable .pdf file is HERE
Check RED FLAG Warnings
Fire Safety Publications
in .pdf format (sizes shown)
Fire Safety Articles
as web pages (Most but not all are from our .pdfs as above)
NEW 2012 Mendocino County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (1.2mb pdf)
Learn About California Fire Safe Councils (Wikipedia)
Re-thinking Wildfires, an opinion
Plan Ahead for Survival
Fire and the Environment
Burn Permit information!
List of County Fire Stations
Links to Important Resources
United Policyholders tips
on home insurance
The chipping program has closed for the 2013 season.
Western Region Preliminary Action Plan PDF (365kb)
Western Regional Strategy Committee Update December 2012 PDF (394kb)
"Catching Fire", a documentary on prescribed fire
Contact the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council if you are interested in having a showing in your community.
From the Sacramento Bee, 2012:
Forest Service ecologist expects California 'super fires'
The following USDA/USFS bulletin highlights
the national response to this challenge:
Click HERE for the Board and events schedule.
The 2012 ANNUAL REPORT is HERE
If you plan to build or add to your house, read this first: Home Survival in Wildfire-Prone Areas:
Building Materials and Design Considerations PDF (4.5mb)
If you use or plan to use mulch near your home, read
this first: The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches
|Is your home ready for fire season?
Take our Wildfire Risk Assessment PDF (90K)
CAL FIRE statewide wildfire map MAP
Is your home water supply available for firefighting?
Every year homes are lost to fire because water was not available for firefighters.; firefighters couldn’t access the water because the tanks lacked the correct fittings.
Our full-color pamphlet , Developing Water Supplies for Fire Protection, describes how to overcome this problem. PDF(1.38MB)
For a free copy, send a self-addressed, business-size envelope to Mendocino County Fire Safe Council,
P.O. Box 1488,
Ukiah, CA 95482
Need more copies? Please contact us by phone or email.
Now Available: “Wildfire! Preventing Home Ignitions” is a superb 19-minute DVD featuring the work of Jack Cohen, a wildfire researcher with the U.S. Forest Service. Cohen shows how homes really catch on fire, why some homes are destroyed while others survive, and what you need to do around your home to keep it from igniting. Write or email us for a free copy!
Must Read! Hard Facts About How Homes Burn PDF
Mendocino County Community Wildfire Protection Plan has been updated.
Since 2004, your Fire Safe Council
has been working helping people, property, and resources survive and thrive in a
fire-prone wildland environment.
Conducts educational meetings
and tours, showing people how to
prepare for wildfires in their own
Obtains federal funding for
projects to reduce residents’
wildfire risks. So far the Council has
completed or assisted withprojects in Hopland,
Pine Mountain (Willits), Piercy, Caspar, Philo, Boonville, Rancho Navarro, Yorkville,
Laytonville, Redwood Valley, Greenfield Ranch, and Willowbrook/Sherwood Forest Hills.
Creates improved maps of rural
areas for use by firefighters.
Promotes use of reflective road and house
number signs meeting California
standards and safety requirements.
Helps local Fire Safe Councils to
form, including these:
| Big Cow Mountain (Ukiah)
Black Bart Trail (Redwood Valley)
Willowbrook/Sherwood Forest Hills
Island Cove Estates
Oak Knoll Road (Ukiah)
Pine Mountain (Willits)
Shafer Ranch Road
Singley Ranch (Ukiah)
Upper Parducci Road
Woodman Canyon (Laytonville)