Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council

12 January 2022: Find inexpensive ways to harden your home with Cal Fire's Low Cost Retrofit List

Read the "Near-Building Noncombustible Zone" report from IBHS on why it's so important to keep the first 5' around your house free of combustible material

Check out the Wildfire Risk Research being done at IBHS.

17 November 2019: L.A. County: "After Action Review of the Woolsey Fire Incident"

October 2019: L.A. County Fire Department Video: Harden Your Home

October 2019: Fire Adapted Communities: Building for Wildfire Summit: Understanding How Homes Burn and How to Build Better

3 October 2019: L.A Times: "Fireproof" Your House Guide

January 14, 2019 California Chaparral Institute: A New Wildfire Policy for California

L.A. Times, November 2018: Camp Fire and Evacuation Stories

July 2018: "Built To Burn": How scientist Jack Cohen changed the way we look at wildfire

Check out our new Emergency Notifications page!

Get Fire Wise with Tips & Plants to Protect Your Home

Behind Most Wildfires, a Person and a Spark: ‘We Bring Fire With Us’

Scientists Racing to Develop a Deeper Understanding of Wildfires

Home and landscape wildfire defense: lessons learned from the 2017 California wildfire season

The Lesson of How One California Home Survived Last Year's Historic Wildfires

Fire-wise Gardening - Embrace Natives, Not Embers!

You Can Make Your Home Less Vulnerable to Wildfire! -Topanga Library Presentation On Dec 4th 2017

October 9th 2017: Wildfires in Northern California Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1,500 Buildings

June 2016: "Old Fire": Luckily the winds calmed down and Topanga was spared!

Great Online Article: Fighting Fires: You're Doing It Wrong!

Home Ignition Zone Evaluations: Praise From a Homeowner

Take simple steps today to Be Ember Prepared

For more detailed info, download and and follow the Wildfire Home Assessment & Checklist

Create Defensible Space

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