Deer Springs Fire Safe Council
A 501(c)(3) Community Service Organization
In the wake of the two catastrophic firestorms of 2003 and 2007 in San Diego County, a wealth of fire safety and prevention
information has been published by local and state emergency response agencies. Below, you will find links to several of these
sources. The list is, by no means, complete nor is it meant to refer you to the absolute authority on fire safety and
prevention. The capricious nature of weather and fire behavior cannot be reduced to absolute rules or procedures.
Please visit the
sites linked below and begin your own odyssey of fire safe education by following their links to even more information.
Each link will open a new browser page with a description of what the websites have to offer and hints for navigating to especially
Firewise : Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA). Visit their "Learning Center." While geared more toward
fire professionals, the firewise 3-hour landscaping "course" and virtual landscaping model are for everyone and well worth the time
Developed by the University of CaliforniaSan Diego County Cooperative Extension with funding from the County
Board of Supervisors. Prior to the 2003 fires, there was wildfire information but it wasn’t centralized.Wildfire Web site was
developed to fix this problem. The site has three main sections explaining what to do before, during and after a fire.
Developed by the Wildfirezone folks, this is a direct link to this most helpful information. Tip Cards are usually available
at DSFSC public functions. Large PDF takes a few seconds to load.
The model used by Wildfirezone for development
of the website and educational materials.
Cal Fire :
Lots of info about Cal Fire but if you scroll down the page to the "Fire
Safety Education" section where you will find more than thirty files each presenting an important topic in fire safety.
A Red Cross sponsored site from the Bay Area includes preparadness info for all sorts of emergencies including earthquake.
An extensive glossary of wildland fire terminology. Handy reference when you are reading through new material.