Ready, Set, Go

Help reduce wildfire risk and better prepare your family and your home with Ready, Set, Go. Learn more by clicking on the titles below.


Get your home READY by creating defensible space to buffer it from flammable vegetation such as grass, trees and shrubs. Defensible space helps to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and increases the chance of your home surviving a wildfire.


SET your family up to be prepared for wildfires and other disasters by creating an action plan that will help you survive and communicate if you must evacuate your home.


Be ready to GO. Take the evacuation steps necessary to give your household the best chance of surviving a wildfire. Stay informed and leave early to avoid being caught in fire, smoke, or road congestion.



Your Home CAN Survive A Wildfire 

Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.


Wildland PROPERTY Inspections

Wildfire 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 within County Fire’s jurisdiction 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 “Wild Fire Safety Checklist”

California Department of Forestry (CAL Fire)

Firewise USA

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)
 – Wildfire & Disaster Safety
Noncombustible Zone (0-5 ft. clearance)

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Home Inventory Checklist

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Wildfire Safety Program

Santa Clara County FireSafe Council

Santa Clara County Weed Abatement

Underground Service Alert (811 Call Before You Dig)

Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute (UFEI)