Forest Area Safety Taskforce (FAST)
There are 72 communities and 18 tribal groups at risk from wildfire in San Diego County. Thousands of trees have died because of continuous drought and bark beetle infestation. The 2003 and 2007 wildfires resulted in furthering the threat to the forested neighborhoods by leaving lifeless trees in hazardous situations. The amount of dead trees and chaparral in the forested areas of San Diego County continue to present a major threat to public safety.
The Forest Area Safety Taskforce (FAST) was formed in the fall of 2002, and formalized in the spring of 2003, to address life and property safety concerns related to declining forest health and the increasing number of dead, dying, and diseased trees and brush in San Diego County. Formed as a collaborative effort, FAST consists of government agencies, tribal groups, local, state, and federal elected officials, community organizations, and private citizens. FAST identifies communities at risk due to wildfire fuel conditions to encourage appropriate fuel treatments, fire education, and FireSafe efforts and embraces FireWise concepts for our threatened communities.
FAST is an advisory body that helps to direct where money is spent in the best manner to protect the communities of San Diego County. FAST is divided into three committees: Outreach and Public Education, Forest Health and Restoration, Vegetation Management and Fuels Reduction. FAST will continue to work toward mitigating the threat to the life and property of the citizens of San Diego County while fostering forest health.

RAST is an Ad-Hoc group formed to speak with a unified, forward-thinking voice to facilitate regional collaborative fire shed management, planning, and local implementation activities that foster safe sustainable communities. Members include invited entities from federal, state, and county governments, University of California Cooperative Extension, and other entities that work on regional, county or multi-county levels. In addition, other participants include Fire Safe councils and businesses that deal with related issues

The Mountain Area Safety Taskforce (MAST) is a coalition of local, state and federal government agencies, private companies and volunteer organizations in San Bernardino and Riverside counties (California) working together to help prevent catastrophic wildfires.