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Volunteer For The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County relies on volunteers to give their time, energy and talents to our cause for the benefit our community.  Many of our programs would simply not be possible without volunteers.  Volunteers make a meaningful contribution to the lives of others while gaining personal satisfaction and learning more about forestry, wildfire and community outreach. Training is provided when necessary. 

OFFICE/CLERICAL:  Data entry, filing, desktop publishing, packet compilation, fundraising mailings, electronic scanning.

DEFENSIBLE SPACE ADVISORY VISITS:  Help educate your neighbors about effective defensible space, emergency access, and building products designed to withstand fire brands.  Two-day training course to become certified advisor.

SCOTCH BROOM CHALLENGE:  Coordinate a neighborhood Scotch broom removal.  Scotch broom is a highly flammable ladder fuel which is also invasive and chokes out other native vegetation.  It is a VERY high fire danger and should be eradicated within defensible space and evacuation routes for public safety.

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:   Help a low-income senior or physically disabled person with their defensible space.  It may be raking leaves, limbing branches from trees, placing an address sign or burning piles.  Many community service groups work this program to serve those in need.

PUBLIC EVENTS:  The Nevada County Fair, Home & Garden Show and parades are a good example of public events that we need help staffing.  General knowledge of the council's programs and a positive attitude are all that is required to help.

FUNDRAISING:  Our organization is continually working on raising funds for our mission.  We need help to organize and support our annual fundraiser "A Wine & Culinary Adventure".

Become a Defensible Space Advisor


Defensible Space Advisory Training

Coming Fall 2016

Learn how to comply with defensible space laws in California and ensure properties will be insurable in the Wildland Urban Interface (most of Nevada County).

Topics Covered: What is the law regarding defensible space, what may landowners do to protect their homes from wildfire, How does defensible space affect the ability to obtain homeowner's insurance and additional information and resources.

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