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About Fire Ready

Founded by Tim Opdycke, Fire Ready emerged in response to the alarming wildfire risk our community faces, with Lamorinda identified as one of the high-risk areas in our state. Driven by our passion for our professions and love for the local area, we felt compelled to contribute our expertise proactively.

At Fire Ready, our mission is explicit: to diminish the threat to homes within our community and ensure the safety of residents. Our team comprises individuals with extensive experience, education, and a specialized skill set. As a comprehensive service provider, we orchestrate all necessary resources to make your home and neighborhood genuinely Fire Ready.

We transcend the role of a traditional service provider. Fire Ready is your committed partner in fortifying our community against wildfire risks through education, proactive measures, and community engagement. Together, let’s build a resilient and well-prepared community that confidently faces the challenges of wildfire risks, because Fire Ready is not just a service – we are guardians of the place we all call home.

Comprehensive Solutions

Wildfire Safety Advocates

Empowerment for Fire Readiness



Years Experience

Our Fire Captain TIM OPDYCKE

has successfully demonstrated skills to mitigate the effects of wildfire, as well as knowledge of wildfire fire science, and best practices related to planning and public education and is hereby certified as a Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Trusted Environmental Ally

Partnership with Environmental Stewardship

Our tree service company prioritizes environmental responsibility, species protection, dynamic approaches, and proactive firebreak strategies, and is a trusted partner in municipal environmental conservation, fostering a sustainable future.

Trusted Conservation Partner: Corporate capabilities and commitment make us a trusted ally in the municipality’s environmental conservation journey.

Environmental Responsibility: Committed to educating the community on sustainable practices and understanding environmental impact.

Species Protection: Focus on safeguarding three indigenous animal species with meticulous monitoring.

Dynamic Approach: Engage diverse perspectives for sustainable practices and navigating grant restrictions.

Firebreak Strategies: Discuss proactive measures and collaborate with state agencies for environmental safety.

Our Team

Our Management Team

Experience the personalized touch with Fire Ready’s property assessments, acknowledging the uniqueness of
every property. Our expert team, well-versed in wildland firefighting and construction, conducts in-person assessments adhering to established guidelines. We identify specific wildfire risks and vulnerabilities, providing you with a clear roadmap for resource allocation. This strategic approach not only enhances the protection of your home but also contributes to overall community safety.
Tim Opdycke​

At Fire Ready, our founder, Tim Opdycke, brings an unparalleled level of expertise. With an impressive 25 years of experience in the fire service and currently holding the rank of Battalion Chief, Tim’s firsthand experience on the fire line is complemented by his certification through the NFPA as a Wildfire Fuel Mitigation Specialist. This unique combination ensures that when you choose Fire Ready, you are receiving a distinct and highly specialized experience compared to other tree service or fuel mitigation companies. Rest assured, your property is in capable hands.

Tim Opdycke​


Gilbert Nanez

Project Manager

Gilbert Nanez

Gilbert’s significant contributions to Fire Ready are truly commendable. With over three decades of experience in tree service and his successful stint running his own business, Gilbert brings a wealth of expertise to the table. His dedication to ensuring client satisfaction has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in the growth and success of Fire Ready right from its inception. Gilbert’s commitment to excellence and his extensive experience make him an invaluable asset to the team.
Orlando Nanez
Orlando Nanez

Project Management

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Whether you’re seeking wildfire risk reduction strategies, safety education, or comprehensive solutions for your community, we’re here to help.