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Fire Safe Council and Master Fire Plan

Humboldt County Fire Safe Council            Phone: (707) 267-9542


The purpose of the Fire Safe Council is to oversee the preparation and implementation of the Master Fire Protection Plan (MFPP), of concern to Humboldt County and, when appropriate, to inform and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.


The Humboldt County Fire Safe Council (FSC) shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) of the County of Humboldt in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. The committee shall oversee the preparation and implementation of the MFPP and consider related FSC matters within the authority of the BOS.
  2. Any expression of new policy by the committee shall first be approved by the BOS before being made public. Upon such approval, public release may be made either by the BOS or said committee, or jointly by both.
  3. The committee shall serve as a forum to share fire-safety related information, assess fire risk, and set fire protection priorities.
  4. The committee shall encourage development of local volunteer FSCs and broad voluntary participation on the part of the local FSCs, private landowners and public agency partnerships.