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About Us




Our Vision
To create a wildland fire-safe community in the Kern River Valley

Our Mission
To provide awareness through education and information exchange, and to facilitate interagency coordination, fire protection, and fire safety projects within the Kern River Valley


Make your home more fire safe 

How your neighborhood can have a chipper day 

How to obtain a speaker for your organization 

Calendar of events

Fire Safe Council projects, including community fuel breaks 

About the Fire Safe Council 


Krvfiresafecouncil.com no longer links to the web site of the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council

Valley Voices: What has the KRV Fire Safe Council done for the Kern River Valley?

"Living with Fire" Shows How to Make Your Home Fire Safe

Meet the Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council

Shaded Fuel Break Assists in Containing Bull fire: The Wildfire That Did NOT Get Burma Road

Bull Fire Report describes success of the Burma shaded fuel break protecting homes



Community Wildfire Protection Plans


These plans describe activities that communities and individuals can undertake to become more fire safe (PDF format - Acrobat Reader needed):

Kern River Valley Community Wildfire Protection Plan 15 MB (February 2012 Update)

Kern River Valley Fuel Reduction Projects:  Comprehensive Summary and Maps 3 MB

Alta Sierra Community Wildfire Protection Plan  8 MB 

Kennedy Meadows Community Wildfire Protection Plan 4 MB  

Myers Canyon Community Wildfire Protection Plan 5.4 MB

You Can Help!

We welcome volunteers to help with our programs.  No experience is necessary.  
Either come to one of our quarterly "stakeholder" meetings, contact the President, Lloyd Smith (below), or contact any of the individuals listed under "About Us."  Except for a professional grants administrator and webmaster, all of the council's work is done by unpaid volunteers or representatives from participating government agencies. 

You Are Invited!

You are invited to attend quarterly stakeholder meetings held in February, May, August, and November.  Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of these months - 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Kern County administrative center, 7050 Lake Isabella Blvd., in the Supervisor's conference room.  

The Board of Directors now conducts all of its business electronically and does not hold face-to-face meetings. 

Your Contributions

Financial contributions are welcomed and fully tax-deductible.  (We provide you with charitable contribution documentation for the IRS).

The council is an IRS 501(c)3 charitable organization.  The council obtains federal or state grants -- now totaling about $1 million over the last several years -- to pay for community fuel reduction projects and for community fire safe planning. 

 However, these funds are earmarked for a specific activity or for the support of grant administration by a fire professional.  They do not generally support the council's educational activities, nor do they cover council operating costs, the largest item being the non-project related part of our insurance bill. 


Our Honor Roll lists individuals and organizations that have supported the council financially in the last year. 

Kern River Valley Fire Safe Council ● PO Box 633, Kernville, CA 93238

General information: Judy Hyatt hyattjudy77@gmail.com


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