Help for Landowners
From advice with fire insurance to referrals to local contractors for fuel reduction, OTFSC is your source for fire safety.
Landowner Assistance Programs
California Forest Improvement Plan
The purpose of the California Forest Improvement Program (CFIP) is to encourage private and public investment in, and improved management of, California forest lands and resources. This focus is to ensure adequate high quality timber supplies, related employment and other economic benefits, and the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of a productive and stable forest resource system for the benefit of present and future generations.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
This program, known as EQIP, is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), part of the Department of Agriculture.
EQIP is a cost-sharing program. Homeowners who wish to clear brush or fell dead trees receive a set amount of funds for the type of fuel reduction. The homeowner decides who to hire, and pays whatever is not covered by the EQIP grant.
California FAIR Plan
The FAIR Plan was established so that all California property owners have access to basic fire insurance when access to coverage in the traditional market is not available through no fault of the property owner.
United Policyholders (UP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to be a trustworthy and useful information resource and a respected voice for consumers of all types of insurance in all 50 states. We don’t take money from insurance companies. We give you the straight scoop. Guide you on buying insurance and navigating claims. Fight for your rights.
Firewood for Families
Firewood for Families provides cheap/free firewood for local families who need heat during the winter.
This program is a partnership with OTFSC and contractor Brack Welton.
Water Tank Specs
(National Fire Protection Association Standard 1142)
Individual residential systems for rural firefighting includes 2500 gallon tanks fitted with valves eighteen(18) inches above ground and eight feet from flammable vegetation. Heads shall be brass with two and one-half-inch(2.5) National Hose male thread with cap for pressure and gravity flow systems and four and one-half-inch(4.5) for draft systems.