Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council

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

Protect the region’s natural and man-made resources by mobilizing the community to make their homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe.


  • Reduce negative impacts by wildfire
  • Increase community preparedness and fire planning
  • Create jobs through fuels reduction projects
  • Utilize materials from hazardous fuel reduction efforts
  • Improve forest health and ecosystem functioning

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