Links & Downloads


Defensible Space
Will your house survive? Download this brochure to learn how to create defensible space around your home.

Fire Hazard Reduction Guidelines
Kensington Fire Protection District's fire hazard reduction guidelines to help reduce the threat of wildfire spreading between vegetation and structures, and from one property to another. Download here.

Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map
The community of Kensington is within a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone as deemed by CalFire. Download the County VHFHSZ here.

Evacuation Tips
Developed by the member Fire Districts/Departments that belong to the Hills Emergency Forum, download these three brochures to plan for wildfire evacuation with your family.


Community Emergency Response Team training - free classes for Kensington and El Cerrito residents provided by the fire department. Prepare yourself and your family for major disasters including earthquake and wildfire.

An overview of the federal CERT program that KFPD participates in.

El Cerrito Fire Department
KFPD contracts with neighboring City of El Cerrito Fire Department for all firefighting personnel.

Contra Costa County
Kensington is an unincorporated town within Contra Costa County jurisdiction. The County provides most services to the Kensington community except for those provided by the Kensington Fire Protection District and the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District.

Diablo Fire Safe Council KFPD is a member of this coalition of public and private members whose mission is to preserve Alameda and Contra Costa County's natural and manmade resources from wildfire.

California Fire Safe Council
Fifty public and private organizations are members of the Fire Safe Council. The Fire Safe Council's mission is to preserve and enhance California's manmade and natural resources by providing leadership and support that mobilizes all Californians to protect their homes, communities and environment from wildfires.

The national FireWise Communities program is a multi-agency effort designed to reach beyond the fire service by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers and others in the effort to protect people, property and natural resources from the risk of wildland fire - before a fire starts.

Center for Fire Research and Outreach
College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley. The primary goal being to develop and disseminate science-based solutions to wildfire-related challenges. Helpful information for homeowners about fire safety and wildfire risk.

Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District
KFPD's sister special district that shares the Public Safety building.

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