Conceived in 2001 as a networking opportunity for regional fire safe councils, the Inland Empire Fire Safe Alliance became a reality in 2003. Regular meetings of the IEFSA provide a valuable structure for the local councils. Some of the benefits are developing a consistent and comprehensive message to citizens about fire safety; coordinating efforts for grant administration, writing and reporting; a one-stop shop for information, resources and research; and a centralized source for sharing of updates from our cooperative governmental agencies.
In the future, the goal of the IEFSA is to offer fiscal sponsorship for councils not formally incorporated, distribution of a monthly newsletter, administrative support in handling regional contracts for equipment, labor, projects and a provision for regional group liability insurance.
The mission of the IEFSA is to establish "Consistency, Continuity, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Collaboration and Cooperation" among and within the fire safe councils and their partners to create fire safe communities in the Inland Empire. We are proud to work with the USDA Forest Service, CAL FIRE, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, local fire protection districts, National Forest Foundation and departments, resource conservation districts, utilities, Tribal Governments, and environmental organizations.
We are better together! For more information, call 866-923-FIRE.