About The Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council

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SHFSC Overview

The Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council (SHFSC) was formed in 2002 by residents in the region who recognized the potential for community devastation by wildfire.

Mission Statement

  • Promote community awareness of fire prevention and preparedness
  • Educate and assist the community in implementing fire-safe practices including defensible space and fire hardened buildings
  • Promote cooperation between government agencies, fire safe councils, landowners and residents, volunteer fire organizations, and other fire safety stakeholders
  • Restore the historical beneficial role of low intensity fire to the landscape through prescribed burning

SHFSC Goals

  • Distribute fire safety information and related educational materials at community events and other venues
  • Broaden the base of participation in SHFSC
  • Periodically update and improve the CWPP and other planning documents
  • Promote development of a network of fuel breaks, safety corridors, and defensible spaces
  • Assist landowners obtaining funds for defensible space projects and roadside fuel breaks under FLASH and similar programs
  • Support livelihood opportunities pursuant to realizing our vision

The SHFSC has collaborated with a variety of fire and forestry organizations to achieve its goals.

The SHFSC has completed numerous shaded fuelbreak projects and has been a participant in implementing the FLASH program.

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Monthly Meeting and Email List

We meet on Zoom first Thursdays; your participation is welcomed. Look for the Zoom link on our Facebook page a few days before the meeting, or email us to get a link. If you’d like to receive meeting reminders, agendas, minutes, and other fire-related emails, email us to join our email list.

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