Partner Resources

Our Partner Resource Page contains valuable resource links to important fire and insurance-related information.
Effective fire prevention involves strong relationships, coordination, and execution from multiple organizations. We are proud to partner or work with the agencies and organizations listed below.

Los Angeles County Fire Department

The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) provides firefighting and emergency medical services for the unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County, California, as well as 59 cities through contracting.

As of 2021, the department is responsible for just over 4 million residents spread out in over 1.2 million housing units across an area of 2,305 square miles. The department is commanded by Chief Anthony C. Marrone and has an annual budget of $1.4 Billion. According to Firehouse magazine, the LACoFD is the fourth busiest department in the United States, behind New York City Fire Department, Chicago Fire Department, and Los Angeles City Fire Department. The LACoFD has been featured several times in popular culture, including the 1970s NBC TV series Emergency! and the 1950s TV series Rescue 8.

In 2021, the department responded to 312,550 emergency medical responses and a total of 403,924 total responses.

The mission of the Los Angeles County Fire Department is to protect lives, the environment, and property by providing prompt, skillful, and cost-effective fire protection and life safety services.

The County of Los Angeles Fire Department has a very rich and unique history, which is full of innovation, and daring accomplishments. From designing the 911 system and initiating a paramedic program in the 1970s to the current day USAR and Homeland Security Sections, the fire department is a leader and a model to fire departments around the world. The Department’s ability to develop new techniques and equipment to fight fires of all kinds has benefited not only the residents they serve but the fire service in general, both nationally and internationally.

Click HERE to view the LACoFD website.

California Fire Safe Council

The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC), a California non-profit corporation, was first formed as a project of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in 1993. It brought together community leaders, governmental agencies, and corporations to provide education to the residents of California on the dangers of wildfires and how they could be prevented. Since 2004, the CFSC has provided more than 1200 grants totaling more than $118M in grant funding to help build a fire-resilient California. With the threat of wildfire looming ever-larger for many California communities, CFSC is redoubling its efforts to build strong local and countywide Fire Safe Councils, and lead efforts in community wildfire preparedness, education, and mitigation to build fire-adapted communities throughout California.

Click HERE to view the CFSC website.


CAL FIRE integrates fire protection, natural resource management, and fire prevention under a single mission on behalf of the State and local communities. They strive to ensure the highest level of environmental protection in all their operations. We care about each other and our service to others, including cooperators, governing bodies, and the public. CAL FIRE builds and maintains cooperative relationships across the State and beyond to benefit the public they serve.

Click HERE to view the CAL FIRE website.

Click HERE to view the CAL FIRE Current Emergency Incidents page.


The California State Fire Marshal’s Building Materials Listing Program (BML) was initially established to mandate approval and listing of fire alarm systems and devices before their sale or marketing in the state. Over time, it expanded to include various materials, such as roof coverings, wall assemblies, hardware, and more. Product approval involves rigorous testing, and companies must utilize SFM-accredited laboratories for testing to list products in California. The SFM listing service provides essential information to building authorities, architects, engineers, contractors, and the fire service.

Click HERE to search the Building Materials Listings approved products.

In the “Category” dropdown search for the requested category and then click the “Search” button. The results will provide you will a list of CAL FIRE approved contacts.

Sections related to Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) include:

  • 8110 – Decking Materials
  • 8120 – Exterior Windows
  • 8140 – Exterior Sidings and Sheathings
  • 8150 – Exterior Doors
  • 8160 – Under Eaves
  • 8165 – Vents for WUI

National Fire Protection Association

In 2019, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) started a pilot program, Sites of Excellence, designed to increase participation in active wildfire risk reduction through a focused approach.
The goals:

  • To have 100% participation of homes within the designated pilot boundary
  • To complete identified mitigation tasks within 30 feet of every home, based on recommendations from individual assessments.

This is accomplished by engaging with community members to increase the amount of meaningful risk reduction work being done to the structures and home ignition zone. At the end of the two year pilot these communities showed that big goals of a focused approach are achievable. There are now over 1,000 member Firewise Communities in more than 40 states.

Click HERE to view the NFPA website.


California Department of Insurance

The purpose and function of Fire Safe Councils and Firewise Communities is to protect life and property. Fire Safe Councils and Firewise Communities do not have any direct connection with insurance, however, the California Department of Insurance does recognize and reward the efforts of Firewise Communities.

California Department of Insurance enforced the nation’s first wildfire safety regulation to help drive down the cost of insurance.

We often get asked about the insurance benefits of Firewise Communities. We always recommend you speak directly with your insurance agent regarding your insurance needs and coverage. In an effort to direct residents to get answers to their questions, we refer residents to the following links:

As of October 17th, 2023, these links were supplied to us by the California Department of Insurance.

Being Safer from Wildfires can help with your insurance.
Safer from Wildfires regulations:

New Insurance Pricing Regulations.
Announcing new regulations to drive down insurance:

California FAIR Plan.
The California FAIR Plan Association announced that it will introduce new home hardening discounts, effective August 23, 2023, for policyholders who take steps to make their homes safer from wildfires.
Discounts for Homeowners Taking Steps to Protect Against Wildfire:

Insurers Currently Offering Discounts.
The California Department of Insurance lists those insurers currently offering discounts on insurance:

If you have any questions regarding insurance, please contact the California Department of Insurance hotline at 1-800-927-HELP (4357)

Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains

The Mission of the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCD) is to promote land stewardship and resource conservation through ecological research, conservation planning and design, habitat restoration and environmental education, while adhering to the highest standards of transparency and accountability as a public agency.

Click HERE to view the RCD website.

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