HomeHardeningVerticalBringing communities & local government together to prepare for wildfire in Santa Cruz County

Is your home safe from the threat of wildland fire?

This presentation will help you learn important steps you can take to better protect your family, home, and community!

The Fire Safe Council of Santa Cruz County would like to invite you to attend one of our six presentations on Home Hardening. Learn about projects you can do to help make your home better able to withstand wildfires. 

The presentation will start with your home’s roof and work down to the ground, reviewing best practices to improve personal and structure safety. We will also cover recommended Do and Don’ts—guidelines for the critical five-feet immediately surrounding your home.

The presentation will end with a series of photos of homes in Santa Cruz County, giving participants a chance to evaluate each home with newly critical eyes and see what each homeowner should do to improve the safety of their home.

Space is limited, click here to sign up now!

6 Locations

Tuesday, October 22nd Saturday, October 26th Wednesday, October 30th
2-4 pm 10-12 Noon 7-9 pm
Highland Park Senior Center Watsonville Civic Center Loma Prieta School
8500 Highway 9 Community Room 23800 Summit Road
Ben Lomond, CA 95005 Watsonville, CA - 95076 Los Gatos, CA 95033
7-9 pm Wednesday, October 30th Saturday, November 9th
Santa Cruz City Police Department 2-4 pm 2-4 pm
Community Room Aptos Grange Corralitos Women's Club
809 Center Street 2555 Mar Vista Road 33 Browns Valley Road
Santa Crux, CA 95060 Aptos, CA 95003 Watsonville, CA 95076

Space is limited, click here to find out how you can protect your home!






The Home Hardening Discount Certificate

As a part of our mission, we have made ongoing efforts to ensure residents have the ability to access the supplies they need to reinforce their homes.  The Fire Safe Council of Santa Cruz County has partnered with several local businesses that sell materials that can be used to harden their homes.  If a resident of Santa Cruz County fills out the below Certificate, they will be eligible for a discount at one of the following locations:

1.  Monument Lumber (Freedom Location)

2.  The Home Depot (Soquel and Watsonville Locations)

3.  San Lorenzo Lumber and Home Centers (Santa Cruz and Felton Locations)

4.  Big Creek Lumber and Building Materials (Santa Cruz and Watsonville Locations)

These certificates are distributed at our Home Hardening presentations and available online at the link below.  Please read the instructions on the certificate before use.  Direct any questions to .  

Download Your Copy of the Home Hardening Certificate Here!


Find Out More

Listen to an upcoming interview with Fire Safe Santa Cruz County on one of our local radio stations.

October 17, 2020
KPIG (107.5 FM)
On-air @ 9:15 a.m.

October 21, 2020
KSCO (1080 AM)
On-air @ 7:15 a.m.

October 24, 2020
KSQD (90.7 FM)
On-air @ 5:30 p.m.



Listen to a recent Home Hardening Talk with host Jean Kratzer’s on her program Exploring Santa Cruz on KSQD, our local Community Radio Station (97.1 FM).

Part 1      
Part 2