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Meet the Fire Safe Council

Your Protection is Our Mission

The mission of the Amador Fire Safe Council is to protect the people of Amador County and their property from the catastrophic effects of wildfire through education and outreach, innovation and action.

Formed in 2002, the Amador Fire Safe Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a volunteer board composed of local residents and stakeholders. We are active in the community and invest thousands of hours every year to benefit our neighbors.

Our Goals

  • Promote a healthy forest
  • Improve air and water quality and maintain soil stability
  • Reduce the potential for fire loss damage
  • Improve fire safety by reducing dangerous fuel loads
  • Educate the public about fire threat & fire prevention measures
  • Reduce the vegetation waste stream to landfills via recycling and other uses
  • Coordinate a countywide fire plan with the cooperation of local fire agencies
  • Improve ingress and egress in case of evacuation
  • Serve community and neighborhood fire safety needs
  • Operate through in-kind donations, grants & financial contributions

CAL FIRE Partnership

On June 27th 2017 Thomas Tinsley from CALFIRE presented the AFSC
with a Partnership Award at the Amador Board of Supervisors meeting.
The AFSC is honored by this recognition and looks forward to many
more years of partnership with CALFIRE.

A Butte Fire Success Story

While the September 2015 Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras Counties was and is, a devastating tragedy for our communities. Because of a strong partnership between CAL FIRE and Amador Fire Safe Council, the communities of Pine Grove, Pine Acres, and Pioneer were saved by several strategically placed fuel breaks.

Our Board Members

President: Pat Minyard
Vice-President: Connie Consalves
Treasurer: John Heissenbuttel
Secretary: Jay Francis
Directors: Paul Maben, Frank Leschinsky, Jay Francis, Richard Yarnell, Gary Thomas