Mission: The fire safe council-siskiyou county is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improve wildfire safety through public education and demonstration wildfire fuel reduction projects.
Programs: N. Sacramento headwaters fuel reduction project
this summary applies to all projects. Revenue & expenses less amounts for listed projects. 1) serve community & neighborhood fire safe needs. 2) improve fire safety by reducing dangereous fuel loads. 3) educate the public about the threat of fire & fire prevention measures. 4) promote healthy forests and high air & water quality. 5) help facilitate national, state & county fire plans6) rebates to low income residents for completion of 100 foot fire defensible space projectsthe fire safe council of siskiyou county (fscsc) has hosted regular monthly meetings to help disseminate pertinent information to citizens of siskiyou county relative to developing firewise communities and perform fire safe activities plus encourage collaboration with local fire safe councils and agencies with similar firewise interests. The fscsc completed a community wildfire protection plan (cwpp) in 2008 and currently has been funded by title ii and cal fire sra monies to update the cwpp. This will be a collaborative effort with citizens & agencies. Some of the agencies are chp, caltrans, and oes, joining regular members: usfs, calfire, nrcs, noaa fisheries, watershed councils, and local fscs plus other stakeholders. The cwpp is in its final form and has been apporved by calfire. The fscsc has written, received, administered and been final sponsor for many grants regarding fire safe endeavors. Through volunteer efforts and grant funding the fscsc has helped to treat over 1400 acres of land for fire safe purposes since inception. The fscsc has a representative on the interagency fire prevention group, and participates with the siskiyou county fire chiefs association. Fire safe education outreach efforts include: media presentations such as radio spots, television appearances, newspaper articles, public conferences,seminars, workshops and outreaches at various entities as civic clubs, schools, water user organizations, government bodies and property owner groups. The fscsc benefits all 47,500 siskiyou county residents.
I saw a grant application for a 10,000 gallon firefighting water tank 1/10th mile from my property. The grant sought thousands of dollars in federal funds. The FSC grant application claimed that no other firefighting water supply was available within 5 miles. Because my spouse and I had, at our own expense, installed and publicized 10,000 gallons of dedicated, gravity fed, public-service firefighting water, we contacted this Fire Safe Council in April 2011 to ask that the local reps review the available system.
No response of any kind was received after numerous follow-up telephone calls and E-mails.