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Helping Citizens Help Themselves

The San Benito Fire Safe Council is a local organization with members of fire agencies, county agencies, private corporations and private citizens working towards helping San Benito County residents be more resilient to wildfire. We are grateful to the Community Foundation for San Benito County for serving as our fiscal sponsor.


Richard Pitschka


Rick Pfitzer


Liz Chandler




The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection serves and safeguards the people and protects the property and resources of California.

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Newly expanded Hollister Fire Department is excited to be currently ushering in another milestone. While we have always stood ready to protect our community, early in 2013 we expanded our organization to provide fire protection services for two additional municipalities. We are welcoming San Benito County and the nearby city of San Juan Bautista under our umbrella.

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The Bureau of Land Management Central Coast Field Office administers approximately 284,000 acres of public land in Central California.  Bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the San Joaquin Valley to the east, elevations range from sea level to over 5,000 feet and major landforms include the Diablo Mountain Range, Salinas Valley, and San Joaquin Valley.

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Hollister Hills offers recreation for motorcyclists, 4-wheelers, picnickers, and campers in the Gabilan Mountains just an hour’s drive from San Jose. Park elevations range from 660 feet to 2,425 feet.

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The PG&E Corporation Foundation was incorporated in California in 2000. It is an independent foundation funded by PG&E shareholders. The Foundation provides grants to individuals and organizations that support education, environment and community.

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