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The Deer Springs Fire Safe Council continues to depend on your donations to fund its educational and public service projects. Please help us continue our mission to help make our homes and neighborhoods fire safe. A PayPal donation button may be found above for your convenience.If you would rather donate by check, our address may be found HERE.
 
The DSFSC working with residents and the Deer Springs Fire District have already made a positive impact on fire safety in our community. Please help us continue in our mission.
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Smell smoke? See smoke? Wonder what is going on? If there is an incident in the Deer Springs Fire District or smoke from a fire elsewhere will impact our area the Information Hotline will be updated with the latest available information. Click on the "Information Hotline" button at the left for more information.
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YOU CUT IT, WE WILL CHIP IT**
 
The current chipping program is made possible by a grant from the California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program.

 

 It has never been more important that you clear and maintain your defensible space around your home. We will make it easier for you. Examples of two chipping operations and the creation of defensible space may be found HERE and HERE.

Get details HERE. Guidelines and homeowner requirements  may be found HERE.
 
NOTE: THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR MORE INFORMATION IS NOW chipping@deerspringsfiresafecouncil.com
 
** Program limited to residents of the Deer Springs Fire Protection District
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                        2019 Defensible Space Inspections Underway

Local agency fire crews and Cal Fire Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI Teams) will be inspecting properties throughout San Diego County for compliance with defensible space regulations. The form used by inspectors as well as defensible space examples may be found  here.
 
Check out this link to Ready for Wildfire's excellent presentation on creating defensible space and check for compliance around your property. There are also links to get the Cal Fire defensible space app for your mobile device. If you need to cut and trim vegetation to obtain compliance, check out our chipping program presented below.  
DSFSC - Fifteen Years of Community Service
 
The Deer Springs Fire Safe Council (DSFSC) was organized in January 2004 in the aftermath of the Paradise fire. It was incorporated as a California Public Benefit Corporation in June 2004. The mission of DSFSC is "to preserve our natural and manmade resources by mobilizing all residents to make their homes and neighborhoods fire safe."

During its 15 years of all-volunteer community service, DSFSC has received nearly $1 million in grant funds from federal, state and local sources for our education and fire safety programs that include vegetation management, education, neighborhood seminars, resident communication, first responder support and more. We have received local, state and national recognition for our efforts including the prestigious National Wildfire Mitigation Innovation Award.
 
We do not intend to rest on those laurels. There are many opportunities for funding of fire safety projects and we could do more for the community with more volunteers. We invite all interested residents of the Deer Springs Fire Protection District to join us in support of our mission and we are actively seeking individuals who would be able to devote some of their time to council projects. If you have the desire and are able to contribute time or talent to help make our neighborhoods more fire safe, please email us.