National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

Hills Emergency Forum

The Hills Emergency Forum exists to coordinate the collection, assessment and sharing of information on the East Bay Hills fire hazards and, further, to provide a forum for building interagency consensus on the development of fire safety standards and codes, incident response and management protocols, public education programs, multi-jurisdictional training, and fuel reduction strategies

Diablo Fire Safe Council

ECFD is a member of the Diablo Firesafe Council, a coalition of public and private members whose mission is to preserve Alameda and Contra Costa County's natural and manmade resources from wildfire.


The Ready, Set, Go! program is an educational tool created by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).  Click the Ready, Set, Go! link to learn how to become Wildfire Prepared.


Make El Cerrito Fire Safe is a community group whose mission is to keep El Cerrito fire safe by advocating for and working toward the reduction of the fuel load and public and private property, to create clearly marked and passable evacuation routes, and to educate the public about and to motivate them to fire harden their structures and create defensible space around their homes.

California Fire Safe Council

In our area, there are 50 public and private organizations that are members of the Firesafe Council. The Firesafe Council's mission is to preserve and enhance California's manmade and natural resources by providing leadership and support that mobilizes all Californians to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires.


The national Firewise Communities program is a multi-agency effort designed to reach beyond the fire service by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers and others in the effort to protect people, property and natural resources from the risk of wildland fire - before a fire starts.


Listos California empowers and engages local communities on emergency preparedness to support California's diverse and vulnerable populations, which can be described by social vulnerability factors including social isolation, poverty, language barriers, and other access and functional needs challenges.

Center for Fire Research & Outreach

The Center for Fire Research and Outreach is part of the College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley. The primary goal of the center is to develop and disseminate science-based solutions to wildfire-related challenges. It includes helpful information for homeowners about fire safety and wildfire risk.