Fire Safety and Wildfire Preparedness

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The Santa Clara County Fire District provides fire services for the Town of Los Gatos. Fire Department programs and services are dedicated to ensuring residents are informed of potential risks to their property and families. The County Fire District offers many services to residents and are especially concerned with hillside fire safety.

Log onto these links for more information about inspections, public information classes and hillside fire safety information and forms:    

http://www.sccfd.org/inspections.html   
http://www.sccfd.org/public_education.html
http://www.sccfd.org/pub_ed/hillside_fire_safety.html

Wildfire Preparedness
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Please visit the links below for more information on how to maintain a fire safe property including information about defensible space and hazardous fuel reduction programs.

If you live in the hillside (or Wildland Urban Interface) areas around Santa Clara County, the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council has resources available to assist you to keep your home Fire Safe.  A recently revised 20-page, step-by-step guide for homeowners and residents is available on-line or by calling (408) 975-9591.  The guide, Living With Fire in Santa Clara County, is available at www.SCCFireSafe.org and includes recently updated information on creating Defensible Space, fire resistant plants and roofing materials.   

The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council meets at 2:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month.  Homeowners, residents and representatives of all interested organizations are welcome!  For more information visit our Web site at www.SCCFireSafe.org. Information on the California Fire Safe Council may be found at www.firesafecouncil.org.

In 2010, CAL FIRE launched the Ready for Wildfire website, www.ReadyForWildfire.org to assist homeowners in preparing for wildfires. The site offers residents simple tips and a preparedness toolkit for homeowners to make their home more resistant to wildfires and to ensure that their family is ready to evacuate early and safely when a wildfire strikes.

Is Your Home Ready?