Santa Clara County Firesafe Council

Rating: 3.4 stars   5 reviews

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Location: 44 South 16th Street San Jose CA 95112 USA

Mission: Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires
Target demographics: We serve all of Santa Clara County, focusing on the high fire risk communities, also known as Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas, primarily in the foothills on either side of the Santa Clara Valley.  There are now 14 Communities at Risk in Santa Clara County on the Federal and California Fire Alliance lists of Communities at Risk from wildfires.  These communities are Cupertino, East Foothills, Gilroy, Lexington Hills, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Palo Alto, San Jose, San Martin, Saratoga and Stanford.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2008, our Defensible Space Chipping Program accomplishments include protecting over 2,100 homes, 6,300 people, and $2.1 Billion in property values.
Geographic areas served: Santa Clara County, California
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I just became a volunteer with this organization and I am amazed at the amount of work they do with various communities. The chipping program is particularly beneficial to reduce vegatation in high fire zones throughout the county. Homeowners can't keep up with the growth using the ONE can of green yard waste alloted by the garbage company. The organizations community outreach programs, including Smokey Story Time are great ways of spreading the message of fire awareness. Overall a very well-run organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the communities and neighborhoods in the County.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how well organized and efficient they are.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very helpful and willing to answer questions.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do a heck of a lot to reduce the fire danger throughout the county, particularly in the Urban Wildfire zones.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

 
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