DUMPATHON COMING SOON!
Look for the dumpsters arriving on September 28 and staying in place until October 9 and dump your fire fuel for free!
Funding for this project is made possible thanks to generous support from SDG&E and various Fire Foundation donors.
We all remember the terrifying brush fire that raged in Fairmont Canyon on October 15, 2019. It presumably started in a homeless encampment somewhere off Aldine. If the winds had been blowing west, not east, our Kensington canyons and potentially our homes would have been in peril. That’s why Kensington community members take fire safety seriously. It could happen any time.
Kensington Fire Safe is a community organization under the umbrella Fire Safe Council San Diego County. We are an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to educate Kensington neighbors about fire safety and encourage each other to make our homes fire safe through brush clearing and fire-resistant landscaping.
Kensington Fire Safe is a grateful recipient of a grant from SDG&E and the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation. This grant will fund our fall and spring Dumpathons. EDCO also donates dumpsters for these events. Thank you!
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- The Making of a SwaleFollow Judy’s journey as she builds a small swale in Kensington.
- Eucalyptus: Garden Friend or Fire Foe?“Fire-ey Questions …from Your Neighbors” article in the July 2023 edition of the MetroView.
- Kensington & Lowe’s Team Up for New Firefighters’ BBQ GrillNormal Heights Fire Station 18’s rusted old barbecue pit won’t be lighting up anymore, thanks to the efforts of Kensington Fire Safe and Mission Valley Lowe’s.
- KFS Promotes a Fire-Free Earth Day!KFS celebrated Earth Day at home passing fire hats out to kids and educating our neighbors about fire safety.
- MetroView March-April 2023 Edition: Fire-ey Questions …from Your NeighborsThis coyote bush pigeon point was planted at the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Fire Fire Department after the 1996 fire burned 100 homes. A beautiful demonstration garden nearby proves that fire-resistant greenery can attractive and water-wise.
- Home Owner Insurance PresentationWatch the insurance presentation by Scott Caraveo given on Februrary 11, 2023 at Clem’s Tap House.
- KFS Awarded $8000 SAFE Grant for DumpathonWe’re happy to announce we got a grant to fund our next two Dumpathons!
- Memorial Day Parade 2022We may have been the “smallest” entry in the Parade but we certainly were a wee hit!