3Oct
10.03.2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fire Safe Santa Cruz County Board Meeting

Resource Library

Below is a list of resources to help you and the greater community of Santa Cruz County be prepared for wildfire.

Fire Safe Santa Cruz County Editorials

The Fire Safe Santa Cruz County Education and Outreach Committee publishes editorials in a variety of news outlets on a monthly basis. See below for past editorial topics.

pdfJune 2019: Ten steps you can take to make your home more defensible

pdfJuly 2019: One of your greatest resources in fighting wildland fires - Your Insurance Policy! 

pdfJuly 4 2019: Embers, Sparks and Fireworks...What you can do to improve your home's safety

Past Outreach Event Recordings

Lessons learned from the Bear Fire

Understanding Homeowners Insurance in High Fire Risk Areas

Becoming a Firewise Community

The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. Click here to learn more about Firewise. Fire Safe Santa Cruz County is working to develop its capacity to assist communities in becoming Firewise. In the meantime, FIRESafe MARIN lists the steps your community can take to become certified. 

County of Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Services

Click here to learn more about emergency preparedness in Santa Cruz County. Be sure to register for CodeRED, reverse 9-1-1 for Santa Cruz County here.

Chipping Program Documents

pdfChipping Program Information

pdfApplication for Individual (up to 2 properties)

pdfApplication for Neighborhood

pdfChipping Preparation Checklist (MUST READ)

pdfChipping Program Reimbursement Form

pdfChipping Program Match Form

docxChipping Program Photo Documentation Instructions