Deer Springs Fire Safe Council
A 501(c)(3) Community Service Organization
Since its incorporation in June 2004, the Deer Springs Fire Safe Council has become one of the most active and successful in
the State. The Council has received both informal and formal recognition for its efforts including being named Community Fire Safe
Council of the Year in 2008. In its eight years of service to the community, the Council:
- Established a subscriber-based Emergency Calling System (ECS) to alert or inform residents in emergency situations.
- Authored the first Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Fire District.
- Organized neighborhood seminars to disseminate fire safety informantion.
- Established a call-in hotline for updates on local emergencies not requiring activation of the ECS.
- Published a newsletter "Fire Safety News" containing fire safety information and mailed to all residents in the Deer Springs Fire Protection District.
- Applied for and was was awarded two separate grants from the US Forest Service totaling nearly $250,000 (including matching funds) for reduction of fuels along Moosa Canyon.
- Received a Bureau of Land Management grant totaling nearly $125,000 (including matching funds) to purchase a vegetation chipper to provide District residents chipping services for fuel reduction efforts.
- Was invited to participate in a table top fire scenario in the District along with representatives from fire districts, law enforcement, Office of Emergency Services, and utilities.
- Received a grant from the "After the Fires Fund" to prepare and plan for the next wildfire including mapping, threat assessment, and asset inventory.