No-Cost Home Wildfire Assessments
In life, it’s good to have a plan and be prepared. Our team of experts is here to educate Ventura County residents on priority actions to take to protect their home. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we have helped hundreds of homeowners in the county make their homes more fire resistant by providing wildfire assessments for their property at no cost to the homeowner.
Firewise USA Communities
For HOAs, POAs, or dedicated community members ready to take collective action, we offer free Firewise USA workshops. Becoming a Firewise USA-recognized community allows for potential insurance discounts and creates opportunities for folks in your community to learn about wildfire.
Our Chipper Program provides chipping services for neighborhoods and individual homeowners in Ventura County, free of charge. Vegetation management programs like this help residents reduce available fuel for fire, so that communities in high-fire zones can have a stronger chance of surviving the next wildfire.
How VRFSC is Helping
How is VRFSC helping residents prepare for the next big blaze? Wildfire Safety Liaisons are ready to lead educational workshops and offer free home-hardening assessments in high-risk locations. Much of the destruction and loss of homes is caused by firebrands landing on and igniting flammable materials outside or around a home. Before firefighters can reach these burning homes, flames quickly spread to neighboring homes, increasing and amplifying the destruction.
How YOU Can Help
With proper education, planning, and preparation, the potential hazards related to wildfire can be reduced. There are proven methods for homeowners to prepare their homes and withstand the threat of wildfire. By limiting the amount of flammable vegetation, choosing fire-resistant building materials and construction techniques, and conducting periodic exterior maintenance, residents can prepare their home to withstand embers—and minimize the likelihood of flames or surface fire touching the home or any attachments.
Having someone really look closely at all of the action items that need to be done to "harden" my house was very very valuable & spurred me on to take actions that I knew I needed to do. The person who came to my house was punctual and professional & extremely helpful.
Virginia T. - Thousand Oaks
Don’t wait until it’s too late to harden your home against fire.
Our FREE assessments will help you mitigate your risk.