Mendocino County
Fire Safe Council

564 S. Dora, #4
P.O. Box 1488
Ukiah, CA 95482


It's up to us...


About the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council

History of the MCFSC

Join the MCFSC
Printable .pdf file is HERE

Site Map

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

Our Sponsors!

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
YouTube Video

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:
Press Release

Click HERE for the Board and events schedule.

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
PDF  (1.5mb)

Is your home ready for fire season?
Take our Wildfire Risk Assessment
PDF (90K)

CAL FIRE statewide wildfire map MAP

Learn all about preparing for wildfires from the experts doing the research!  www.eXtension.org/surviving_wildfire

Learn about building materials and methods in these articles by Dr. Steve Quarles, who spoke at our Wildfire Expo in Willits on July 9th, 2011: http://firecenter.berkeley.edu

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.

The council:

  • Conducts educational meetings and tours, showing people how to prepare for wildfires in their own neighborhoods.
  • Obtains federal funding for projects to reduce residents’ wildfire risks. So far the Council has completed or assisted withprojects in Hopland, Brooktrails, 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)
    Brooktrails/Sylvandale/Spring Creek
    Willowbrook/Sherwood Forest Hills
    Greenfield Ranch
    Island Cove Estates
    McNab Ranch

    Robinson Creek Road
    Oak Knoll Road (Ukiah)
    Pine Mountain (Willits)
    Shafer Ranch Road
    Ridgewood Park
    Singley Ranch (Ukiah)
    Upper Parducci Road
    Woodman Canyon (Laytonville)

    Click here for our new Board and Events schedule.
    Our meetings are wheel chair accessible. Please call in advance to have the back door open for you

Updated 2 Oct, 2013

 The Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, Inc., is a nonprofit California Corporation (EIN 83-0395685).