October 6 – 20, 2022
April 20 – 27, 2023
Funding and support for this project is provided by a grant to the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County from the San Diego River Conservancy.
Holiday Gifts For Firefighters
Kensington neighbors and businesses donated holiday treats for the firefighters at Fire Station 18. We sure do appreciate our local heroes! Get the full scoop here.
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 proud recipient of a 2021 Fire Safe Council Grant. This grant is funded thanks to generous support from SDG&E and the San Diego Regional Disaster Board Fund. The money from this grant helped fund our October 2021 Dumpathon, our fire-fuel reduction program. Thank you SDG&E and San Diego Regional Fire Foundation!
- 1/8″ Screens Placed in Vents and Eaves Can Protect Your Home from Flying EmbersLearn how to use mesh in the openings under tile roofs to block burning embers from getting in.
- What to do if a neighbor doesn’t trim trees or brush that may be a fire hazardHere are our suggestions for working with neighbors to create a safer Kensington.
- Dumpathon – Feb. 17 – 24Photos and recap of the February 2022 Dumpathon
- Councilman Elo-Rivera Awards Kensington Fire SafeKensington Fire Safe was recognized by our Ninth District Councilman at the State of the District event.
- CANYONLANDS: Brush Management Guide and Video PresentationSo, are you ready to start clearing that hazardous, overgrown brush and make your home and community safer? Good for you! But before you get started, here’s a helpful guide and video tutorial from SD Canyonlands to help you do it RIGHT.
- InsuranceHas Your Big Rate Increase Arrived? Mine did! Insurance companies may start reducing rates for fire-wise homes by this summer. Learn more.
- Holiday Gifts For FirefightersKensington neighbors and businesses donated holiday treats for the firefighters at Fire Station 18. We sure do appreciate our local heroes!
- Master Gardener Cindy Bruecks on Fire Safe LandscapingOn Wednesday, November 17, Master Gardener Cindy Bruecks gave a Zoom presentation on Fire Safe Landscaping. We’ve provided a link to the video of the presentation in this blog.
- Landscaping Your Home in a Fire AreaCould you and your house survive a fire? Would firemen have a chance to save it? Read this article from Las Pilitas Nursery about fire safe landscaping.