ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE / CAL FIRE
The Free community chipping program runs Saturdays, May 6 – June 10, 2023. This service is for residents in high fire areas aimed to reduce potential fire hazards by assisting with the *chipping of vegetation that exceeds green bin space but too small for commercial chipping providers. It is being offered in collaboration with CAL FIRE and their Fuel Management Teams and ACFD’s Reserve Firefighter Training and Education Program.
ACFD response areas and CAL FIRE state response areas are the program priorities, most of which are located in Alameda County unincorporated areas (excluding Fairview), and San Leandro. The purpose is to create defensible space around the home and access routes for first responders.
We will not enter private property; this is a curb side service. No work will be done during Red Flag days. *Chipped materials will not be hauled away.
Saturdays, May 6 – June 10, 2023
The program has limited availability. To participate, please email
OneLessSpark@acgov.org. For additional resources, visit
May 6 – Sunol
May 13 – Castro Valley
May 20 – Union City
May 27 – San Leandro
June 3 – Castro Valley
June 10 – Sunol
Learn more on our Chipper page
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