San Diego County CA—— Residents in many wildfire-prone communities throughout San Diego County are encouraged to take advantage of a free chipping service to reduce fire hazard around their homes. Currently, there is no waiting list for this program, which is funded by a National Fire Plan grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council.
California residents in wildfire-prone areas are required to have a minimum of 100’ of defensible space around their homes. A key component of creating defensible space includes thinning vegetation, often called fuel reduction. Disposing of this trimmed brush can be a challenge for homeowners, which is why the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County (FSCSDC) created this easy and free solution.
To learn more about the program and to register, San Diego residents should visit the FSCSDC website at: firesafesdcounty.org/no-cost-chipping. Before signing up, homeowners need to prepare their chipping piles. Once the piles are ready and the homeowner has registered, the FSCSDC will schedule a trained, licensed, and insured crew to visit the property and chip vegetation on-site. Chipped materials will be left on-site and can be used as mulch – an added benefit of the program.
For more information about the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County and its programs, visit www.firesafesdcounty.org.
- The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation; tax-deductible donations are welcome.
- The mission of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is to provide education, enhance information and foster fire prevention and fire safety within the County of San Diego. Learn more at www.firesafesdcounty.org.
- The Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Greater San Diego County manages the programs and funds of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County. The RCD’s mission is to protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through education, information, and technical assistance programs. Learn more at www.rcdsandiego.org.
- In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.