Who We Are
The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing fire safety awareness and preparedness, managing fire hazards, and supporting forest health in San Diego County.
San Diego County has been home to three of the twenty largest fires in California. Wildfires not only destroy life and property, but also damage our air, watersheds, wildlife habitat, health, and our quality of life.
Helping San Diego residents prevent, prepare for, and deal with the aftermath of these devastating wildfires is the goal of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County. Through our programs and our support of community Fire Safe Councils, we are committed to making San Diego fire safe.
The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County was formed in 1997 as a nonprofit corporation (501c3) in the state of California through a collaboration between the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (RCD), along with local, state, federal, and tribal fire agency partners. The RCD manages the programs and the funds for the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County.
We are a member of the California Fire Safe Council and act as the umbrella organization for the 40+ locally-formed community Fire Safe Councils within San Diego County. There are more community fire safe councils in San Diego County than in any other county in California, and we are hoping to grow this network even more.
All Fire Safe Council members have the following common goals:
- Promote Fire Safety Education
- Encourage Pre-Fire Management
- Attend Meetings
- Participate in Fire Safe Council Programs and Activities
The Executive Board of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County has identified the following Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals in its Strategic Plan:
Mission: To provide an exchange of information through education and training, and to foster fire prevention and safety throughout the San Diego region.
Vision: The vision of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is to foster a fire safe / fire wise region that has developed through an ongoing course of public education, training, and community collaboration in project support.
- Collaborative approach
- To promote the protection of life, property, and the environment.
- To provide a platform for promoting fire prevention and safety efforts for all stakeholders.
- To strengthen participation from local Fire Safe Councils.
- To be fiscally responsible and transparent.
- To develop a scientific resource connection to better educate our membership.
- To review the plan and evaluate progress on an annual basis.