The MVFSC/DCL VFD biannual newsletter is produced in partnership with the Dry Creek-Lokoya Volunteer Fire Department.


Winter-Spring 2019 Newsletter


Winter 2018 Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

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Executive Summary

The mission of the Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council is to obtain and utilize all available resources to prevent the loss of life and the destruction of property and ecosystems from wildfire in the 26,000 acres of the lower Mayacamas Range. This is achieved by planning and executing fuel reduction projects and by increasing public awareness of both fire loss risk as well as the actions that must be taken to reduce the potential for wildfire devastation.

Critical to the success of the Mount Veeder Fire Safe Council's objective is the collaboration of the community in determining the viability and priority of identified projects. The culmination of this community collaboration is the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

The October 2017 Clear Water Creek Fire near the DCL Fire Station. The wall directed the fire upward away from the house.

Outside Resources


Cal Fire, Fire Hazard Severity Zones

The University of California Cooperative Extension and The University of Nevada Reno, VIDEO: Be Ember Prepared

International Journal of Wildland Fire, The Role of Defensible Space for Residential Structure Protection During Wildfires

Best Practices

Napa Communities Firewise Foundation (Napa Firewise), Defensible Space and Home Hardening Resources

California Fire Safe Council, Fire Safety Information for Residents

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Wildfire Preparation-Preparing Your Home


California Native Plant Society, CNPS Fire Recovery Guide

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), Selecting Firewise Plants

California Defensible Space Law

California Defensible Space Code, § 1299.03. Requirements

California Additional Clearance (and Insurance) Code, § 1299.04. Additional Clearance

California General Guidelines for Creating Defensible Space