Do you live in a hillside community? Would you like to learn more about the things that you could do to increase the survivability of your home in the event of a wildland fire? Would the homeowners in your neighborhood like to learn more about the codes and ordinances that affect those living in the hillside communities? If you or your homeowner group is interested in this program or would like information mailed to you, please contact the Public Education Office.

Wildland Urban Interface Preparedness Inspections

The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Preparedness Inspections are designed to assist property owners in determining what can be done to their property to minimize fire hazards and maximize fire resistance. If you live in a hillside community and would like a free inspection review of your property, contact the Fire Prevention Division at (408) 378-4010.

Additional helpful links

American Red Cross
American Red Cross "Wild Fire Safety Checklist"
California Department of Forestry (Santa Clara County)
Committee for Firesafe Dwellings
County of Santa Clara Official Website (Handling Emergencies)
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition
Institute for Business and Home Safety
International Society of Arboriculture
National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Santa Clara County FireSafe Council
Underground Service Alert
Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute