FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Fire Safe Council is the recipient of a $6,000 grant from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation (funded in a large part by San Diego Gas & Electric) in concert with the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County to help fund fire safety preparedness within the Fallbrook, Bonsall, De Luz and Rainbow regions. The award was presented as part of the Fire Safe Council Volunteer Awards luncheon at the Balboa Club at Balboa Park on June 10.
The foundation was founded in 1989 and is the only foundation that supports the entire county of San Diego with 29 fire agencies and 250 fire stations. The Fire Safe Council of San Diego helps communities throughout the county to protect their families and homes from wildfires by fostering fire prevention and safety.
The grant will be used to fund various programs to help make the region fire safe from wildfire events. The first of these programs will be a "chipping day" where residents will be able to bring their trimmed vegetation materials, up to six-inch diameter on cut limbs, to a designated site and have the material chipped/shredded into mulch. The date, time and location of the "chipping day" will be announced in the near future as the Fallbrook Fire Safe Council is initiating the planning phase of the program now that funds have been made available. Notification will be provided to the entire region once the plans have been finalized.
The Fallbrook Fire Safe Council is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization working within a broad coalition of private and public sector organizations and people to provide education and information that fosters fire safety preparedness within the Fallbrook, Bonsall, De Luz and Rainbow regions. For more information, email [email protected] or visit https://fallbrookfiresafecouncil.org/.
Submitted by Fallbrook Fire Safe Council.