Originally formed in 2002 as the Inter-Canyon League Fire Safe Council, the Fire Safe Council East Orange County Canyons is proud to announce it's independent 501(c)3 nonprofit status.

Due to efforts made in reducing the vulnerability of homes and landscapes to wildfire, the Fire Safe Council East Orange County Canyons, has earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition from the National Firewise Communities Program. The FSCEOCC is the first community in Orange County to be recognized as Firewise Communities/USA, joining over 700 communities nationwide that have been recognized since the programs inception in 2002. 

The Fire Safe Council East Orange County Canyons (FSCEOCC) is a recognized leader among it's peers having worked side by side with the California FireSafe Council, Orange County Fire Authority, COAD-OC and other agencies.

Mission Statement

The Fire Safe Council East Orange County Canyons was formed "to provide education, exchange information and foster emergency preparedness, fire prevention and safety in and around the East Orange County foothill and canyon communities."


Your Fire Safe Council East Orange County Canyons is a recognized leader in  providing fire prevention information and events to make our community more fire safe. We are also working with government agencies and community groups routinely and during a disaster. Here are some facts:


Area served – All East Orange County canyons and foothills from the 241 toll road to Holy Jim Canyon


Membership – NO DUES required. All area stakeholders, including residents, property owners, landlords, businesses and parks districts are automatically members. Directors from any of these groups may serve on the board.


Funding – FSCEOCC is a 501c3 non-profit and operates from donations, fundraisers and grants.


Affiliations – California Fire Safe Council, Orange County Fire Authority, Ready, Set, Go! Orange County Sheriff’s Department, American Red Cross, Collaborating Organizations Active in Disaster – Orange County (COAD-OC), Inter-Canyon League, SMRPD, Cal-Fire, California Emergency Management.


Activities and Events – Email community bulletins, Red Flag Alerts and Warnings. Distribution of fire prevention literature, Road Clearance program, Fire hazard reduction programs, Chipper (Brush clearance) Days, Canyon Clean-Up, Disaster Preparedness Day, Community events.


Disaster Response – We work with local, state and federal agencies and local groups in time of emergency.


Volunteers – Directors and active members are highly qualified, and include retired and active  firefighters, Canyon Emergency Preparedness Academy (CEPA) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trained individuals, and Trauma Intervention Program (TIP).


FSC Meetings are open to the public and are typically held at 7:00pm, the third Thursday of each month at:  EVEN Months
Silverado Fire Station 14
29402 Silverado Canyon Road
Silverado, CA
ODD Months
                 Modjeska Fire Station 16
                 Modjeska Canyon Road
                 Modjeska CA
Board of Directors

  Mary Schreiber, President

  Tom Smisek, Vice President

Emily Graham, Treasurer

   Danny Graham, Director at Large

Tom Rieser, Director at Large

  Steve Kerrigan, Secretary

  Bruce Newell, Director 

Corporate Tax Filings


 Year 2012 Form 990

Quick Facts:

Fire Safe Council Facts

  • Assisted with providing emergency aid relief to victims of the 2010 Winter Storm
  • Recipient of 2 American Red Cross Grants under the Inter-Canyon League FSC in 2010
  • Successful close out of the Dead & Dying Tree Removal Grant under the Inter-Canyon League FSC in 2010
  • Successful close out of the 2008 Canyon Perimeter Defense Grant under the Inter-Canyon League

Canyon Facts