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.
Living with Fire in Santa Cruz County - A guide for homeowners (note: this will be updated by December 2020. In the meantime, see Marin County's Living with Fire Guide here.)
Past Outreach Event Recordings
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
Chipping Program Documents
Chipping Preparation Checklist (MUST READ)