Here are some of the key things that a Fire Safe Council can do:

  • Identify the wildfire risks that exist in the Calistoga area on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis and suggest ways that those risks can be reduced.
  • Apply for grants to actually reduce some of those risks (e.g. for clearing the brush near roadways for faster and easier evacuation, if that becomes necessary)
  • Provide timely information for reducing the amount of burnable vegetation around your home
  • Identify free programs (e.g. chipping) that might help you in your defensible space efforts
  • Provide information about home improvements you can make to improve the chances of your home surviving a wildfire.
  • Develop emergency contact and evacuation plans for our neighborhood
  • Gather information about each home and its residents (including animals) to help first responders save lives and property

We are working hard to educate homeowners about fire-safe activities while working with local fire officials to design and implement projects that increase the wildfire survivability of our community.

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fire truck on Lincoln Ave in Calistoga

photos of Calistoga generously provided by Tim Carl