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  

12 people found this review helpful

I have been a member of this organization for the last 4 years and for being made up a wide variation of private companies and Fire departments and citizens i have seen great things done to keep the communities of Santa Clara County fire safe and it all comes down to being a great team

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

great strides over the years

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i do run and enjoy it greatly

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

the success and teamwork

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

very dedicated

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

prevent more fires in the county

Ways to make it better...

if i could dedicate more time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

to keep great people like we have for years to come

One thing I'd also say is that...

i have been a firefighter for 29yrs and have never been involve in a organization like this doing fire prevention

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I became involved in the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council several years ago to help prevent wildfires in the Alum Rock Park area near our home. Later, as I became involved in more county-wide activities of the council, I was elected Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. The Santa Clara County FireSafe Council is funded by federal grants and by contributions from companies, foundations, organizations and individuals who are interested in prevention wildfires. Thanks to these collaborative efforts, SCFSC has made significant progress in protecting homes and communities from wildfires. Our mission is Mobilizing the people of Santa Clara County to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires. We do Community Outreach and Education and provide free Chipping Programs to help people create and maintain Defensible Space around their homes and communities. You can help us by volunteering for community events or by contributing to or helping organize chipping projects. See www.SCCFireSafe.org for more on our council. It is a good way to learn more about wildfire prevention and help protect your home and community.

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

working with firefighters and others throughout Santa Clara County to help prevent wildfires.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

 
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