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Next Scheduled Meeting: 6:00pm Thursday, 26 January 2017
Murphys Fire Station
37 Jones Street
Murphys CA

Generally, regular meetings are the THIRD Thursday of the Month at 6:00PM
and are a mixture of physical meetings as well as meetings via conference telephone calls.

All Fire Safe Council Meetings are open to the public


Welcome to the
Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council!

The Mission of the Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council is to maintain the quality of life for residents (human as well as local animal and vegetation species) as we coexist within each Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Zone in the Council's sphere of influence that encompasses Calaveras County and portions of Western Alpine County to achieve effective fire protection through education, guidance, and planning as we:

  • Maintain a Healthy Forest

  • Reduce hazardous vegetation

  • Create defensible space

  • Educate as to fire hazards and fire behavior

  • The primary purpose of the Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council is to help protect our citizens, their property, and our natural resources from the effects of catastrophic wildland fire within Calaveras and adjacent counties.

    The intent of this Council is to:

    Be fire safe! This could happen again!
    • Educate the public about fire threat and fire prevention measures

    • Serve community and neighborhood fire safety needs

    • Coordinate a fire plan, with the cooperation of local fire agencies

    • Improve circulation for evacuation

    • Reduce the potential for fire loss damage

    • Improve fire safety by reducing dangerous fuel loads

    • Reduce vegetation waste stream to landfills

    • Promote a healthy forest

    • Improve air and water quality

    This mission will be accomplished through interagency and neighborhood coordination, along with a strong public and private partnership focusing on public education, exchanging of information, and fostering fire prevention and fire safety to make homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe within Calaveras and adjacent counties.

    The Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council operates through in-kind donations and financial contributions and is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

    For more information, please contact us at:

    Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council
    PO Box 812
    Murphys, CA 95247
    (209) 728-8785

    Tree Mortality

    "Millions of trees in the Sierras and Central Coast are continuing to die off at an alarming rate from a lethal combination of drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures."  ---


    Visit this Calaveras County Web page for more information on this epidemic.

    Visit the Cal Fire Web page for additional information.


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