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MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

For individuals we offer one-year or two-year membership options, as well as ongoing annual membership. If you opt for an ongoing memberhsip you can cancel by emailing us at firesafe@pacific.net.  If you are interested in joining or starting a Neighborhood Fire Safe Council (NFSC) group please to go Prepare Your Neighborhood on our main menu.  There is no charge for NFSC affiliation.

Individual member benefits include:

  • 50% off your first address sign (see below for details)
  • Discounts from tree service providers (see our directory) with your membership card (given the price of tree services a 10% discount can pay for multiple years of membership)
  • MCFSC newsletters with tips and early notice of grant programs
  • There are lots more reasons to become a member below …
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One Year Membership

$30 — One year of membership.
Non-renewing.

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Two Year Membership

$50 — Two years of membership.
Non-renewing.

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When entering your phone number don’t enter (-)  example: 7074623662

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Recurring Annual Membership

$30/year. Save the hassle of renewing with a recurring memberhship.  Cancel at any time.

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Why should you join the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council?

The mission of the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council (MCFSC) is to inform, empower, and mobilize county residents to survive and thrive in a wildfire prone environment.  This mission is about being prepared because it is not a case of “if” a wildfire will affect our area but “when”. Our organization’s charter is clear; we provide information on how you can help yourself and your neighbors. This knowledge empowers neighborhoods to collectively take action, to mobilize residents to work together to protect people, property and the environment.  

Wildfire preparation is a HUGE effort and your support is necessary both to help us deliver our many programs and to demonstrate to funders how commmitted Mendocino County residents are to this vital work.  Our work includes education, such as our great Home Hardening Video Series (look for it in our “Safeguard Your Home” section) and our Living with Wildfire in Mendocino County brochure (see our Publications section under Community Fire Resources), obtaining grants and delivering services such as our community chipper and senior and disabled defensible space programs, assembling community resources, representing our members in government processes and much more.  The MCFSC houses information, maintains a website, hosts regular meetings, offers workshops, collaboration with fire-professionals, insurance for volunteers, and administers and applies to grant opportunities for projects throughout the County.  

One of our main activites is to help facilitate the spread of information and preparedness activities by assisting the development and maintenance of local, Neighborhood Fire Safe Councils (NFSCs).  Every neighborhood is unique and has the freedom to structure its NFSC in a way that works best for that particular area. The parent MCFSC role is to provide a formal umbrella for the local NFSCs, allowing them to operate under the MCFSC’s formal status as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Since NFSCs receive our services for free we ask that individuals help support our efforts by becoming members.

The formal infrastructure of the MCFSC organization, and the implementation of these programs requires documentation and funding.  Your membership allows the MCFSC to document the community we serve, provides data for our insurance, tax filing, and legal requirements, as well as helping to fund staff, maintenance of our website, printing literature and matching funds for grant opportunities.  Your membership in the MCFSC will help us to continue providing these valuable fire education and preparedness programs.

Plus there are member discounts with some fire preparadness service providers (see our directory) and 50% off your first reflective sign order!  To redeem your discount you can use a discount code at the time you place your online sign order.  Please call our office at 707-462-3662 or email admin@firesafemendocino.org to obtain the code.  Or, if you order by mail, note “with membership discount” on your check or elsewhere in your correspondence

The MCFSC welcomes volunteers for a variety projects including conduting research projects, public education and outreach, fundraising and grant writing, events, programs/guest speakers, membership development, and prescribed burning.  For more information, write: firesafe@pacific.net.