Burney Basin Fire Safe Council

Collaborating to develop projects and events that make Burney and the surrounding communities more fire resilient. Even if we prevent just one fire from starting or spreading through the town of Burney we have accomplished our goal. 

Together we can make a large impact. Join Us.

What you can do:


Defensible Space

One of the best ways to make your home fire safe is to create good defensible space. Trim branches that overhang the home, porch, and deck and prune branches of larger trees up to 6-10 feet from the ground. Replace mulch in the immediate zone with non-combustibles like

crushed stone and gravel. 

Participate in

Weed Whacking Week

In preparation for the fire season

let’s work together in early May to knock back weeds & tall grasses in our neighborhoods, parks, & along roadways.



  1. Best time is in the spring, when grasses are tall, before red flag warnings go into effect.

  2. Use equipment before 10 AM.

  3. Halt use of equipment if it becomes windy.

  4. Lawn mowers are for short, green grass. Use string trimmers for weeds and tall, dry grasses.

  5. Use safety precautions when using weed whackers along road ways. Stop use when vehicles are passing.

more information coming soon

Wood Heat for those in need

This program looks to help individuals with disabilities and elderly community members with free wood to heat their homes. Fuels will come from private and federal land fuels treatment projects and sponsored by

individuals or businesses.

In All Vehicles
In Shasta County

Don't let the fire get away from you!

Help prevent wildland fire by being prepared!

Hundreds of thousands of fires start by vehicles each year resulting in hundreds of lives lost, thousands of injuries, and between one to two billion tax dollars.

-National Fire Protection Association

the annual
fire safe

Every year the Burney Fire Safe Council will be hosting an educational community meeting to learn more about the various ways that you can protect and fortify your property.

What We are doing:

a green waste

The Fall River RCD is preparing a chipping program in conjunction with Cal Fire to reduce hazardous materials on property

fire safety
for houseless

The Fall River RCD intends to reach out to houseless individuals to educate them how to safely cook outdoors and take extra precautions in hazardous conditions.

More information coming soon

forest health

The Fall River RCD will attempt to achieve funding to execute existing or neglected forest health projects on private and public land to increase the health and resiliency of our forests. Steps will also be taken to identify and plan new projects.

Provide community
resources &

The Fall River RCD will continue to host the annual fire safety public meeting in addition to developing community resources to better educate and incentivize reduction of hazardous materials.

More information coming soon

Burney Fire Safe Council; Burney Fire Protection District, Shasta County, CalTrans, Pit River Office of Emergency Services, Sierra Pacific Industries, Fruit Growers, Shasta County S.O, USDA NRCS, Tri-Counties Community Network, Shasta County Health & Human Services, CalFire, Fall River Resource Conservation District, PG&E, U.C Extension.