The annual newsletter for the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District (WFSAD) has been mailed out to all residents that live within the Foothill and Extreme Foothill High Fire Hazard areas within the City of Santa Barbara. The newsletter provides valuable information about our programs and includes tips to improve the defensible space around your home in order to be prepared for wildfire. Additionally, the newsletter includes the dates for our annual chipping program that is offered to all homeowners within the WFSAD. We encourage all homeowners within the WFSAD to review the newsletter and mark their calendars for when chipping begins in their area.
We also recommend homeowners in high fire hazard areas within the City to contact the Santa Barbara City Fire Department to schedule a voluntary defensible space evaluation. Throughout the evaluation we will discuss your current landscaping and exterior building construction and assess its current condition along with improvements that can be made to be prepared in the event of a wildfire. For any additional questions regarding the newsletter, our programs or to schedule a voluntary defensible space evaluation, please call (805) 965-5254.