Fire Safe Council For Monterey County (FSCMC) is a non-profit corporation committed to protecting lives and property from harm by wildfires, and to educating the public on wildfire dangers and how to reduce them. The council supports projects that help make homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe by management of natural and man-made resources.
We recognize Firewise USA® as a prime example of how communities can learn how to prepare for wildfire.
We are pleased to announce that two communities in Monterey County have been awarded Firewise USA® certification. Congratulations to Robles del Rio near Carmel Valley Village, and Rancho Tierra Grande near mid Carmel Valley!
Our goal is to promote and support communities to apply for Firewise USA® Certification and thus help make Monterey County ready for wildfire!
FSCMC is excited to present a FREE on-line workshop to guide your community in the Firewise USA® certification process of preparing for wildfire. The goal of this workshop is to assist your community to understand the benefits of becoming Firewise USA® Certified and to help your community complete the application process. You can find the workshop here: https://workshops.firesafemonterey.org
The NFPA's Firewise USA® program teaches people how to live with wildfire and increase their home's chance of survival through proactive action, while encouraging neighbors to work together to reduce losses and damage. The community wildfire risk assessment is an important step in the Firewise USA® recognition process. It's a tool to help residents and their community members understand their wildfire risk and encourage them in risk reduction efforts.
Firewise USA® is a voluntary program that provides a framework to help neighbors get organized, find direction and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community. During this workshop you will receive help with overcoming some to the challenges of the certification process, learn about the many helpful resources and benefits of certification and actually earn credits toward the documented work required to prepare your action plans.
This year, let's do more than just talk about trying to create communities that are safer in the event of a wildfire. Let’s take steps to make a difference. We can not only dream bigger about wildfire safety this year - we can act. Research has proven that simple, low-cost steps can improve the survivability of neighborhoods and homes, and help protect those we love. So, let’s get started making that dream of communities that can survive wildfire come true!
The Fire Safe Council For Monterey County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Please note, we may only solicit donations from California sources, though we may accept donations from anywhere.