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.

Visit the SHFSC website for more information and local resources. 

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


  • 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