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The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is a recognized leader in community fire safe programs and services in the state of California.  We are proud of our accomplishments and the high quality programs and customer service we provide to our community.

2012 Firewise Project Achievement Award

















2011 AmeriCorps NCCC Pacific Region Class XVIII

Sponsor of the Year

AmeriCorps_Sponsor_of_the_Year_Award.jpg Joanne Drummond, Executive Director of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County



The AmeriCorps NCCC team provided assistance to the council in various fire prevention and environmental programs such as the Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP), the Scotch Broom Challenge, and Firewise Communities of Nevada County. Project sponsors provide the team lodging, meals, training, technical supervision and support crew moral. The Fire Safe Council was nominated by the teams they hosted and were selected from over 140 other project sponsors in the Pacific Region to receive the honor.


2010 Firewises Leadership Award

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2010 Firewise Leadership Award Presentation at the Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting on May 5, 2010.

There are only seven awards for the Firewise Communities program across the nation. The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County earned recognition for establishing fire Firewise Communities in Nevada County over the past two years. Nevada County is outpacing other areas in the state in bringing people together and helping communities address the wildfire issue collaboratively. The recognition was given at the Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting due to the use of Title III funding for the Firewise Communities program. Additional recognitions were given by US Congressman McClintock, US Senator Feinstein and California Assemblyman Logue. A resolution by California Senator LaMalfa and passed by the state Senate officially puts the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County into the state's history book for their efforts.





2003 Regional Excellence Award




2001 Bronze Smokey Award



In the world of wildfire prevention there is no greater honor than to receive the national Smokey Bear Award. This special award is reserved for people or organizations who provide sustained, outstanding service - with significant program impact - in the wildfire prevention areana.