Clear Mission. Powerful Impact.
Our goal is to ensure that our local communities are fire resilient, safe, and prepared to withstand the threat of wildfire.
The mission of the Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council is to reduce the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods, and infrastructure through an aggressive program of action, education, and collaboration. The VRFSC is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
The roots of the organization began in 2009, when a diverse group of visionary farmers, ranchers, and business owners came together with local fire protection agencies with a common interest – to protect the natural resources and communities in Ventura County from wildfire; to exchange information, and to foster fire protection and fire safety. One year later, these same leaders created the VCFSC as a direct outcome of these informal gatherings. Several of the original founders continue to serve on the VRFSC board.
Our approach is simple yet impactful. We start with the data to identify the most pressing wildfire challenges in our county. We then engage stakeholders to develop smart solutions. Finally, we mobilize our partners to implement immediate and long-term solutions that enable and empower residents to live safely with wildfire.
Collaboration and partnership is at the core of the VRFSC’s mission. We work with over 30 partners from nonprofit, government, academia and business, including county and city fire departments, the Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy, VC Agricultural Commissioner’s Office, VC Cattleman’s Association, Farm Bureau of VC, VC Parks and the Office of Emergency Services, among others.