Welcome to the Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council

Our Mission

To educate and mobilize the people of the Ben Lomond Mountain to protect their community, homes and environment from wildfire.

The Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council is a grass-roots, all volunteer organization aimed at raising awareness and taking action toward making Bonny Doon and the surrounding mountain communities fire adapted


  • The Coming Fire Season There are two canonical answers to the question what will the upcoming fire season be like, either ask me again in December or the worst ever. In the 1970’s ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2017, 1:21 PM by Joe Christy
  • Yet One More Spark, Yet One More Disastrous Wildfire In Utah, the Brian Head Fire started June 17 and by June 24 had grown to 38,000 acres and destroyed 13 homes. It is known to have been caused ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2017, 1:18 PM by Joe Christy
  • CAL FIRE’s Wildfire app Early in June, CAL FIRE released their Ready for Wildfire app for mobile phones to both the Apple App Store and Google Play. While the app is full of useful ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2017, 1:16 PM by Joe Christy
  • Tick tick tick tick - Preparing for Wildfire on 60 Minutes Recently 60 minutes aired a segment on Why fighting wildfires often fails -- and what to do about it, featuring one of my heros, Jack Cohen, whose research on how homes ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2017, 4:28 PM by Joe Christy
  • The Trouble with Humans It’s a maxim amongst wildland firefighters that the three most important causes of wildland fire are men, women, and children (though obviously not in that order). The new era ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:53 PM by Joe Christy
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Board Meeting McDermott Station August 10, 2017 7 - 8:30 pm 
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