OJAI & SANTA PAULA WILDFIRE SAFETY CHIPPING PROGRAM
FREE DEFENSIBLE SPACE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS WHO ARE LOW-INCOME, DISABLED OR SENIOR CITIZENS (65+), OR VETERANS
To date, The C.R.E.W. has
Assisted over 100 Low income Senior, Disabled and/or Veteran residents with annual Hazardous vegetation removal
Cleared 75 Acres of Hazardous vegetation
Chipped over 10 tons of material
Provided chipping services for 120 properties/ landowners/ residences
Free defensible space service is available for residents who are low-income, disabled or senior citizens (age 65+), or veterans.
Through this service, households receive 100' defensible space around the main residence structure, including tree limbing up to 6′ height. This program helps households meet fire department requirements and best practices for fuel reduction and fire safety.
This program does not include deferred maintenance, communal property or easements, or hauling of debris. For the safety of our youth, all animals, domestic and livestock, must be corralled or kept inside while C.R.E.W. is working on the property. Failure to do so may result in rescheduling.
Complete the form below and we’ll follow up to schedule your clearance day! Call The CREW office at 805-649-8847 with any questions.
The Ojai and Santa Paula Wildfire Safety Program is offered to residents free of charge. This program is made possible by generous contributions and grants from CAL FIRE.
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The C.R.E.W. provides employment and leadership training to teens and young adults through hands-on environmental work. Since 1991, C.R.E.W. members work year-round to maintain trails, restore habitats, and reduce the risk of wildfire, while building skills and developing relationships that last a lifetime.