Agree that our fire safe efforts are important? If yes, please consider these ways to show your support, especially to our funders, by becoming a:

Member: Sign up as a KFS member and receive notifications of Fire Safe events and volunteer opportunites.

Click here to join our mailing list.

Click here to follow us on Facebook.

Click here to join our Nextdoor Kensington Fire Safe Council group.

Block Captain: Once or twice a year, take a walk to distribute informational flyers to neighbors on your block or blocks. Email judy@kensingtonfiresafe.org

Dumpster-minder: One week in October, allow a dumpster to be placed at the curb in front of your home, and just keep an eye on it. Email amy@kensingtonfiresafe.org

Canyon-clearer: Volunteer to clear a neighbor’s canyon once or twice a year. Email judy@kensingtonfiresafe.org

Idea contributor: Click here to complete our survey to show your support – takes about five minutes.

Board Member: particularly need someone from Talmadge loop and western canyon area of Kensington (along Sussex, Canterbury or Hempstead). Email judy@kensingtonfiresafe.org

Lead Block Captain:  Help recruit, communicate & coordinate literature distribution.

Events: Help organize Oct. Fire Prevention Month activities or other activities; maybe investigate possible participation in area community events. 

Writer: Research and write occasional fire prevention postings for Nextdoor, Facebook and our website, eg. safe heaters month, Christmas safety; fireworks safety, home hardening, home evacuation planning, etc.

Fundraiser- individuals: Now that we’re a 501(c)3 we want to start raising funds, primarily for more dumpsters, and could use help with ideas or planning those efforts.

Fundraiser – Grants: research possible grants that might be available to us. Other than our annual SDG&E grant, we’re new to this so pretty much starting from scratch.

Invasive Plant Researcher: talk with local landscapers and/or local nurseries regarding their policies on planting/selling invasive, highly flammable trees or shrubs, help develop next steps.  We have some good info on the subject.

Home Landscaping Recognition:  There’s also plenty online about the most fire-resistant landscaping – help develop some kind of fun way to recognize those who have it in our community.

Real Estate Agents Liaison: talk to local realtors about what they tell new homebuyers regarding fire safety. Develop next steps to encourage them to educate their successful buyers.

Firefighters liaison: Develop ways to connect with our local firefighters, eg. organize a Fire Station 18 tour, a holiday gift from Kensington residents or other efforts.  May 4th is actually International Firefighters Day.

Volunteer Coordinator: Keep track of who is doing what; develop other ways volunteers can help, eg. assisting neighbors, and especially seniors, clean up yards.  

(And a big thank you to Brian Miller for those silly pictures.)