Fire Safety

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Like most of southern California, the Conejo Valley is vulnerable to destructive wildfires. This vulnerability is a product of a climate that produces long periods without rain that dry vegetation, warm temperatures throughout the year, and seasonal winds that can increase the severity of fires if they are ignited during these conditions. The history of fires in our community creates community concerns and multiple agencies are working together to reduce risks.

Protecting the community from wildfires is a community effort that depends on fire planning and structure protection, emergency preparedness, fuel management on wildland areas in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), and resident actions to make homes resilient to blowing embers. This page has been created to share information about fire safety and the programs implemented by public agencies and non-profit organizations in the Conejo Valley.


Wildfire Expert Jon Keeley and State Senator Henry Stern Discuss Wildfire Dangers and How to Live with Wildfires. 

What is the fire risk in the Conejo Valley? Is fire risk a new phenomenon?
What is 'Ready, Set, Go!'?
What are public agencies doing to protect neighboring homes from wildfires?
Why is the defensible space buffer 100 feet in width? Wouldn’t more vegetation removal be better?
What is Home Hardening?
Isn’t it good for chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities to periodically burn?
Would prescribed burns better protect homes?
Fire Insurance
Where can I read more on this topic?
Additional Videos and Resources