VRFSC – Our office is now in the Ventura County Farm Bureau Building, 5156 McGrath Street Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003
My husband and I are so grateful for the wildfire safety assessment service provided by the Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council. Two years ago a dear friend lost her house in the Woolsey fire. That was a graphic reminder that this could happen to us or anyone but we hadn’t done anything about making our house more secure. Not until we were offered this free assessment. The team that came to our house was friendly and very. Professional. They provided us with so much useful information –simple fixes that will make our home more fire resistant. I now feel confident that we have taken some significant steps to protect our home and ourselves! Thanks to the Ventura Regional Fire Sage Council. This is a very valuable service.
The Ventura Regional Fire Safe Council is offering a training for volunteers to help properties in Thousand Oaks/Greater Conejo Valley survive the next wildfire. This is an incredible opportunity to empower our community and to help prevent the loss of structures, property, and lives in major fire events. Sign up for the course at venturafiresafe.org
We live in a high fire severity area and want to do what we can to mitigate issues during a potential fire event. We truly appreciated the thorough and informative home hardening assessment that your group provided at our home located in Thousand Oaks. It was truly an eye opener and many of the items identified as issues are easily and inexpensively remedied. Examples of issues and the actions needed on our property were:
- Need to replace existing screening over the attic and garage vents with 1/8th inch screening.
- Remove any wood chips near our home and replace with non-flammable materials.
- Remove the dead tree near the front of our home.
- Caulk openings in the front decorative wood boards.
- Remove identified dead plants and debris.
- Contact neighbor to advise him that his six-to-ten-foot wood chip piles are a fire hazard.
- Repaint wood and fences on the property.
We are currently taking corrective action on all of the issues found on our property during the inspection and we cannot thank you enough for bringing these issues to our attention.
The fire council also conducted a home hardening inspection on another home on our block. It made us realize our home is only as safe as the rest of the neighbors’ homes so it is important that everyone become aware of how they can help each other become more fire safe. The home hardening inspection that your group offers truly can save lives and property during a fire event.