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Get Involved

The Fire Safe Council is a non-profit organization here in Nevada County California, working to help prevent catastrophic wildfire by providing educational opportunities, volunteer activities, resident services, and forest fuel reduction programs to County residents.

For complete information on our organization and what we do, see About Us.

As a non-profit agency, the Fire Safe Council depends upon residents of Nevada County to support these efforts with their expertise, time, and resources.  The Council is lead by a Board made of community volunteers, and operates under the California Open Meeting Law (the Brown Act).  Become a Fire Safe Council member and volunteer today.

Become a Member of the Fire Safe Council

Membership in the Fire Safe Council helps support our existing programs and services, and enables the continuing acquisition of the important grants to develop community projects to make Nevada County fire wise and fire safe.  Individuals with a Sustaining membership receive priority for timely chipping from the Chipping Program.  Business members receive special recognition in FSCNC communications.  Get full information on our Membership Page today.

Volunteer Your Time and Expertise

As a non-profit agency, the Fire Safe Council can offer you many interesting and helpful ways to contribute to your community.  Well trained volunteers provide many of the Council's services, such as Defensible Space Advisory Visits, Firewise Community development, fire safe educational presentations, office assistance, event development and coordination, and other community focused activities.  Get more complete information on our Volunteer Page.

Make a Donation

The Fire Safe Council uses private, tax deductible donations, as in-kind resources for the acquisition of State and Federal grants to further many of its programs (such as fuel reduction for seniors and handicapped residents, fuel break development, education program development and delivery, etc.)  Your contributions help make these programs possible.  Please donate today.

Please click the button below to donate to the Old Downieville-Champion Road Clean Up

Earn 3% for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County with the SPD Community card!


Use the card every time you shop, and earn 3% of your purchase amount for our group.

Pick up a card at SPD and register it one of the following ways:

  • Download and complete the registration form and take it into SPD to pick up your card, and begin using it immediately.  Registration forms are also avaliable at SPD.
  • Call 1-800-931-6258 or register online.
  • If you're already an eScrip member, sign in to "my eScrip" to register your SPD Community Card.