The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council (VRFSC) will be helping residents that live in high-risk neighborhoods throughout Ventura County lower their wildfire risk through the Home Hardening Resiliency Program.

What is Home Hardening? Fire hardened means your home is prepared for wildfire and an ember storm. It does not mean fireproof. Home hardening means taking steps to reduce the risk to your home against wildfire. These steps can include simple tasks, like clearing accumulated leaves, patching chipped paint, adjusting landscaping, and installing 1/8th inch screens along vents to increase your home’s resistance to heat, flames, and embers. A home hardening assessment from our team can help you identify what recommendations can be made.

Wildfires have grown in size and impact in Ventura County in the last several years, such as the Thomas Fire, which burned 281,893 acres and 1,063 structures, and Woolsey Fire, which burned 97,000 acres and 670 structures.

How is Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council helping residents be prepared? The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council will be implementing Wildfire Safety Liaisons to lead in facilitating educational workshops as well as free home hardening assessments in locations designated as high-risk for wildfire.

How do you know if you live in a high-risk wildfire area?

Please click on this Fire Hazard Severity Map and search for your home.

Are you in the orange or red shaded area?

If so, please register above to receive a FREE Home Hardening (HIZ) Assessment.

If not, please check out the resources below for learning how to lower your wildfire risk.

Attend a Wildfire Prevention Workshop

Check out our current Wildfire Prevention Workshops! These are free and open to the public.

More workshops coming soon!

Date City Location Time Language Flyer
6/29/2022 Newbury Park Stagecoach Inn Museum,
51 S Ventu Park Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320
6:00PM English  
7/5/2022 VIRTUAL REGISTER HERE 6:00PM English Download
7/9/2022 Thousand Oaks 9-1-1 in the 805 Event,
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
7/23/2022 Thousand Oaks Conejo Recreation & Parks Department,
403 W Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
12:00PM English Download
7/26/2022 Santa Paula Blanchard Community Library,
119 N. 8th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
6:00PM English Download
8/2/2022 Santa Paula Blanchard Community Library,
119 N. 8th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060
6:00PM Español Download
8/6/2022 Ventura Ag Building Stage of the
3:00PM English/Español  

Meet Our Home Hardening Team!

Max Young

Max Young

Lead Wildfire Safety Liaison

Mayra De Leon

Mayra De Leon

Wildfire Safety Liaison

Pepper Dee

Pepper Dee

Program Coordinator

Home Hardening at a Glance

Watch the video below to learn how to help protect your home from embers

Mobile Home Wildfire Safety

Click the image below to learn more.

Ventura County Wildfire Collaborative

VRFSC is currently helping to prepare residents of Ventura County against the threat of wildfires through a CAL FIRE grant-funded program assigned to the Ventura County Wildfire Collaborative (VCWC). VCWC partners include the Ventura County Resource Conservation District, Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council, Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council, Bell Canyon Fire Safe Council, Ventura County Fire Department, and a consulting firm, Jensen Hughes, as a partner agency.

For more information visit the Collaborative’s website at