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.
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.