Our Mission

The Fire Safe Council is a local non-profit organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from destructive wildfire through fire safety projects and education.

See you in The Red Zone tonight!
  • $250.00
  •  6/25/2022 11:00 AM
  •   15291 Red Dog Road, Nevada City, California, USA

Event Sponsors may enjoy an afternoon playing lawn games with former NFL players as well as dinner and drinks in the evening. Sponsors will gather at the Venue at 11:00 a.m. for the games mentioned above. Spend the day having fun and getting some face time with former San Francisco 49er players before getting dressed for dinner. Who wouldn't want the chance to beat pro athletes at Ping Pong, Horseshoes, Corn Hole or Shuffleboard? Bragging rights for a great story to share with your friends. The dress code for the event should be: nice Bar-B-Que casual. Meaning please dress nicely but be sure that you are confortable for the weather of the day. Please wear something RED in color. The event location is 15291 Red Dog Road, Nevada City, CA 95959. There will be signs indicating the route to The Red Zone Affair. Sponsorship prices vary for differing packages and additional perks, click the link for more details.

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  • $75
  •  6/25/2022 05:00 PM
  •   15291 Red Dog Road, Nevada City, California, USA

General Admission is for an evening spent among the former NFL players and fellow event goers. Join us from 5pm-9pm for Cocktails, Local Beer & Wine, an auction, Dinner & Dancing. The dress code for the event should be: nice Bar-B-Que casual. Meaning please dress nicely but be sure that you are confortable for the weather of the day. Please wear something RED in color. The event location is 15291 Red Dog Road, Nevada City, CA 95959. There will be signs indicating the route to The Red Zone Affair.

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  •  2/24/2022 12:28 PM

Do you have an auction package or item you would like to donate to this event? Perhapse a nice case of wine or some 49er memorabilia? Perhaps you have another idea.... please let us know.

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Access & Functional Needs (AFN)

Low-income senior residents or those with medical disabilities may qualify for assistance with defensible space clearing.

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Defensible Space Advisory Visit (DSAV)

This program provides a one-on-one consultation at your home for comprehensive education on compliance with defensible space requirements around structures.

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Chipping Program

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County offers low-cost ($75/hr) chipping of brush cleared for defensible space of any permanent structure, and/or 30 feet from any roadside or driveway used for evacuation purposes.

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Address Signs

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County creates Reflective Safety Address Signs so Public Safety personnel can find you in an emergency.

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Firewise USA®

The Firewise USA® Program provides resources to help homeowners learn how to adapt to living with wildfire while teaching and encouraging neighborhoods to come together to take action to reduce their wildfire risks. Downloadable forms on how to become a Firewise Community available.

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Scotch Broom Challenge

Create a team to start physically removing this highly flammable, invasive plant.

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Green Waste

Stay tuned for information about any future Green Waste drop off event 2022.

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Low Cost Defensible Space Clearing Services

Our crews are available to perform defensible space clearing services according to the same standards and best practices taught in our Defensible Space Advisor training. Request a quote today!

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Know Your Zone

Look up your Zone Haven Evacuation Zone today so that you are prepared in advance.

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Register for CodeRED

Click here to register for CodeRED Alerts to your home phone, mobile phone, or email address. Don't forget that CodeRed is half of the evacuation system information. After you register here, go to ZoneHaven to get your Zone number. Your emergency alerts in the event of a wildfire evacuation will make reference to the Zone Number, so you need that information.

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Defensible Space

Defensible space is the buffer between structures on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround them. Creating defensible space is essential to improving your home's chances of surviving a wildfire.

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Home Hardening

Learn how you can protect your home from embers by using ember resistant building materials.

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2022 Wildfire Season Preparedness Guide

A digital copy of our annual Fire Season Guide, complete with messages from local Fire Agencies and Partners.

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Set a Wildfire Action Plan

Have a plan of Action prepared in the event of a wildfire.

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Prepare your Emergency Kit

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Use this basic checklist to build your own and be ready to evacuate.

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Set a Family Communication Plan

Create a Family Communication Plan in the event of a wildfire or other emergency.

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Animal Evacuation

Your home and family have an evacuation plan, but what do you do for your pets and livestock? Follow these instructions from www.readyforwildfire.org/Animal-Evacuation/

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Evacuate Early

When an evacuation is anticipated, follow these checklists to give your home the best chance of surviving a wildfire.

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Animal Evacuation

You've prepared your home and family for evacuation. Don't forget about your pets and livestock.

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What To Do if You Get Trapped

Simple instructions on what to do if you get trapped while evact

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CodeRED

Sign up for CodeRED alerts via email, cell phone, or landline.

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Newsletter

Sign up for quick updates and announcements.

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Ready Nevada County

Ready Nevada County is a site devoted to helping our local community be ready for when a wildfire may hit.

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Red Flag Warning Information

What is a Red Flag Warning and where you can find out if one has been issued.

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Hi-Lo Siren

If you hear the Hi-Lo siren in your neighborhood, evacuate immediately.

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Current Fire and Air Quality Information

A list of local resources for current fire information.

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Is Today A Burn Day?

Links to help you learn if today is Burn Day in your area.

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YubaNet

YubaNet is one of the fastest resources for Fire Information.

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Radio Stations

Check these local radio stations for important information.

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Social Media

Make sure you follow official sources of information on social media platforms.

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Phone

Only call 9-1-1 in the event of a life-threatening emergency. There are other numbers to call for general information.

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$ 50

Donation Amount

Volunteer

Become a Volunteer for any for our Programs!

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Defensible Space Advisors

Become a volunteer Defensible Space Advisor and help your neighbors get fire safe by showing them how they can improve their defensible space.

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  • 143 B Spring Hill Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1112 Grass Valley, CA 95945

PLEASE let us know the reason for your request in the body of your message. For Defensible Space Advisory Visits we will need your physical address.


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Accounting Technician - Grass Valley, CA, USA

Wildfire is an ever-present danger in California. It can feel like the problem is too big to address on our own, but there is a way you can help. Join our team at Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and know that your work has meaning. We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire safety projects and public education. We collaborate with many other Agencies and non-profits so that together, we can all make a difference. We work daily in the mindset that our combined strength and effectiveness lies within those collaborations.
We are looking for energetic people to help us change the world with optimism and a passion for meeting the challenges of keeping a community fire safe in Northern California. We offer Full time positions with benefits and growth opportunities. Beyond that, we provide the additional benefit of working with other great people, from every background, to build a stronger and safer community. We know the unique experiences of all our employees drive our success and people do their best work when they feel like they can be themselves.
If you share these values, we want to meet you and learn how you might contribute to our team.
THE POSITION:
FSCNC is currently seeking an experienced accounting and finance professional for the position of Accounting Technician. The position’s main function is that of a general bookkeeper. This position will also provide administrative support to the Executive Director.
DUTIES:
Maintain accounts payable.
Maintain accounts receivable.
Reconcile daily receipts.
Prepares bank deposits and related documents.
Tracks Fixed Assets.
Reconciles monthly revenue and expenditures.
Assists in preparation of annual audit.
Assists Grant Administration and Customer Service.
All of this work is reviewed by Executive Director, Controller, Treasurer and our outside CPA.
QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
2 years of College or Associates Degree and less than 2 Years' experience or High School Diploma and 5-7 years professional level accounting preferably in a public agency or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental fund accounting, budgeting, auditing, grants. Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. Knowledge of business processes, systems and internal controls. Excellent written/oral communications skills. Customer service skills. Ability to effectively use computer applications and standard office equipment. Understanding of GAAP and GASB.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $22.00 per hour
Benefits:
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:
All CDC recommended Covid protocols are followed. Cleaning supplies and PPE provided.
Education:
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Experience:
  • Accounting: 3 years (Preferred)
License/Certification:
  • license, certificate or relevant course work (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
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Admin Assistant/Receptionist - Grass Valley, CA, USA

Wildfire is an ever-present danger in California. It can feel like the problem is too big to address on our own, but there is a way you can help. Join our team at Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and know that your work has meaning. We are a non-profit, organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire safety projects and public education. We collaborate with many other Agencies and non-profits so that together, we can all make a difference. We work daily in the mindset that our combined strength and effectiveness lies within those collaborations.
We are looking for energetic people to help us change the world with optimism and a passion for meeting the challenges of keeping a community fire safe in Northern California. We offer Full time positions with benefits and growth opportunities. Beyond that, we provide the additional benefit of working with other great people, from every background, to build a stronger and safer community. We know the unique experiences of our employees drive our success and people do their best work when they feel like they can be themselves.
If you share these values, we want to meet you and learn how you might contribute to our team.
We are looking for a skilled administrative support person to perform a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include correspondence, record keeping, preparing reports with an emphasis on digital editing and filing; answering phones, returning calls and greeting visitors. Ultimately, this person will ensure that the company’s daily functions run accurately and effectively. Interacting with the public is part of the job. Candidate will be able to hold conversation in person, by phone and email in a concise and professional manner. Candidate will be required to learn applicable State and Local laws regarding wildfire, hazardous vegetation, and related topics as well as best practices for emergency preparedness; regularly educating the public on those same topics. Must be willing and able to attend public education and outreach events occasionally throughout the year.
Responsibilities
  • Answer phones, emails, and general correspondence.
  • Type accurately, prepare and maintain documents and records both digitally and on paper.
  • Daily entry of key program data.
  • Provide assistance and general clerical support for company personnel.
  • Research, track and restore documentation problems and/or discrepancies
  • Function in accordance with established standards, procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Consistently update job knowledge.
  • Educating the public and Volunteer coordination.
Skills
  • Applicant must be organized, personable, detail oriented and punctual.
  • Familiarity with digital filing, scanning, and basic office procedures.
  • Competency in Adobe Pro, Office 365, and database systems. Any experience with Canva or other graphic design programs are a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and reporting.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform filing and detailed record keeping tasks.
  • Data entry and word processing skills.
  • Well organized.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $18.00 per hour
Benefits:
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:
All CDC protocols and suggestions are implemented. Cleaning supplies and PPE are provided.
Education:
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Experience:
  • Filing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Typing: 2 years (Preferred)
Work Location: One location
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Ground Crew- Chipping labor - Grass Valley, CA, USA

Wildfire is an ever-present danger in California. It can feel like the problem is too big to address on our own, but there is a way you can help. Join our team at Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and know that your work has meaning. We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire safety projects and public education. We collaborate with many other Agencies and non-profits so that together, we can all make a difference. We work daily in the mindset that our combined strength and effectiveness lies within those collaborations.

We are looking for energetic people to help us change the world with optimism and a passion for meeting the challenges of keeping a community fire safe in Northern California. We offer Full time positions with benefits and growth opportunities. Beyond that, we provide the additional benefit of working with other great people, from every background, to build a stronger and safer community. We know the unique experiences of all our employees drive our success and people do their best work when they feel like they can be themselves.

If you share these values, we want to meet you and learn how you might contribute to our team.

Chipping Program Crew Member - Job Description

RESPONSIBILITY:
Performs the daily activities of the defensible space chipping service and promotes other fire safe programs in the community. All Fire Safe Council staff shall work well knowing they are always in the public eye, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The candidate shall always demonstrate cooperative behavior with the public, colleagues and supervisors.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
  • Staging, stacking dragging and feeding brush into the chipper.
  • Track time using the digital application on your own mobile device.
  • General maintenance of a clean and safe work site and equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned
SKILLS:
  • Good communication and ability to take direction as duties and projects change
  • Demonstration of the Safety-First mentality
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Reliable ability to get to job locations as local worksites change
  • Ability to understand defensible space and California Public Resources Code 4291
  • Must be capable of physical work, including lifting 50-75 pounds repetitively daily
  • Tolerant to continuous close contact with varying types of vegetation
WORK SCHEDULE:
This position is contract full-time rain or shine outdoors, 8 hours daily.
COMPENSATION:
Starting pay $17.00 + DOE
PTO and full benefits available after probationary period.

FSCNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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Sawyers needed - Grass Valley, CA, USA

Wildfire is an ever-present danger in California. It can feel like the problem is too big to address on our own, but there is a way you can help. Join our team at Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and know that your work has meaning. We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire safety projects and public education. We collaborate with many other Agencies and non-profits so that together, we can all make a difference. We work daily in the mindset that our combined strength and effectiveness lies within those collaborations.

We are looking for energetic people to help us change the world with optimism and a passion for meeting the challenges of keeping a community fire safe in Northern California. We offer Full time positions with benefits and growth opportunities. Beyond that, we provide the additional benefit of working with other great people, from every background, to build a stronger and safer community. We know the unique experiences of all our employees drive our success and people do their best work when they feel like they can be themselves.

If you share these values, we want to meet you and learn how you might contribute to our team.

Sawyer Crew Member - Job Description

RESPONSIBILITY:
Performs the daily activities of the fuels reduction crew and promotes other fire safe programs in the community. All Fire Safe Council staff shall work well knowing they are always in the public eye, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The candidate shall always demonstrate cooperative behavior with the public, colleagues and supervisors.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
  • Cutting and swamping brush and trees less than 10” in diameter in teams of 2.
  • Ability to adapt usage of equipment based on each site prescription and topography.
  • Staging, stacking dragging and feeding brush into the chipper - if needed.
  • Track time using the digital application on your own mobile device.
  • General maintenance of a clean and safe work site and equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned
SKILLS:
  • Certificates in chainsaw handling and safety will be a plus
  • Good communication and ability to take direction as duties and projects change
  • Demonstration of the Safety-First mentality
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Verifiable work experience safely and efficiently handling a chainsaw- REQUIRED
  • Reliable ability to get to job locations as local work-sites change
  • Ability to understand defensible space and California Public Resources Code 4291
  • Must be capable of physical work, including lifting 50-75 pounds repetitively daily
  • Tolerant to continuous close contact with varying types of vegetation
WORK SCHEDULE:
This position is contract full-time rain or shine outdoors, 8 hours daily
COMPENSATION:
Starting pay $17.00 +  DOE - certifications and experience will be important
PTO, full benefits available after probationary period

FSCNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace


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Track Chipper Operator - Grass Valley, CA, USA

Wildfire is an ever-present danger in California. It can feel like the problem is too big to address on our own, but there is a way you can help. Join our team at Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and know that your work has meaning. We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire safety projects and public education. We collaborate with many other Agencies and non-profits so that together, we can all make a difference. We work daily in the mindset that our combined strength and effectiveness lies within those collaborations.
We are looking for energetic people to help us change the world with optimism and a passion for meeting the challenges of keeping a community fire safe in Northern California. We offer Full time positions with benefits and growth opportunities. Beyond that, we provide the additional benefit of working with other great people, from every background, to build a stronger and safer community. We know the unique experiences of all our employees drive our success and people do their best work when they feel like they can be themselves.
If you share these values, we want to meet you and learn how you might contribute to our team.
Essential Functions
  • Understand equipment capabilities to minimize damage to the unit.
  • Conduct equipment preventative maintenance according to company guidelines daily
  • Familiar with procedures to safely load/unload equipment to a trailer
  • Must perform well with minimum supervision possibly at multiple locations
  • Responsible for completing and submitting proper daily inspections and maintenance on assigned machine(s), requesting any necessary repairs/maintenance from the Fleet Department. Maintain the highest maintenance and safety standards.
  • Perform basic daily preventative maintenance
  • Perform repairs as breakdowns happen, within reason
  • Complete other tasks as assigned
Helpful Experience and Knowledge
  • Experience running heavy equipment on tracks – Bonus for tracked chippers
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance or certification
  • Basic understanding of mechanical concepts in hydraulics, electrical belts and pulleys, P.T.O.’s, gasoline and diesel engines, and air-cooled and water-cooled engines.
  • Quick and able learner with strong leadership skills and a keen eye for details and good decision-making and problem-solving skills.
Minimum Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment background check
  • Must have a current valid Class B license as a minimum, but a Class A would be preferred
  • Must be able to provide a copy of a clean driving record report from the DMV
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Ability to communicate clearly and create effective working relationships with employees, private landowners, state & government officials and contracting officer representatives, and the public
  • Have the ability and desire to perform strenuous outdoor work on rough terrain in a variety of inclement weather conditions (e.g. rain, heat, cold) for 8 to 10 hours per day
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle emergency situations calmly
  • Ability to utilize safety procedures. Must have knowledge of safe working techniques and safety equipment and must be aware of the typical surface hazards in the workplace as well as underground hazards that maybe encountered such as utilities and infrastructure.
Benefits
available after probationary period
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Aflac
  • Simple IRA with matching
WORK SCHEDULE:
This position is contract rain or shine outdoors, 8 hours daily 2-3 days per week
COMPENSATION:
Starting pay $27.00 - $37.00 DOE - certifications and experience will be important

FSCNC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace
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Facilities and Equipment Maintenance - Grass Valley, CA, USA

DEFINITION
To perform maintenance and repairs on buildings, grounds, equipment, and facilities, which may include chainsaws and other mechanical tools, wood chippers, vehicles, building and workshop facilities, parking lots; and to perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Maintenance- Facilities & Equipment.
Incumbents perform a variety of building maintenance duties while learning policies and procedures. Incumbents normally advance to the higher level after gaining experience and achieving proficiency, which meet the requirements for higher level. Perform the full range of duties and are expected to have a thorough knowledge of departmental procedures and policies and be able to exercise independent judgment while performing the more skilled maintenance work.
Experience with maintenance and upkeep in all facets - Building, Vehicles, and Equipment included. Mechanical experience and know how are a must.
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Calendar
Upcoming Events in 2022

JUNE
06/23/2022 - FSCNC Board of Directors Meeting
06/25/2022 – Red Zone Affair, FSCNC annual fundraiser

JULY
07/04/2022 – Independence Day, FSCNC offices closed in observance of the Holiday
07/05/2022 - Coalition of Firewise Communities Meeting, 5:30 pm

AUGUST
08/02/2022 - Coalition of Firewise Communities Meeting, 5:30 pm
08/10 – 08/14 – Nevada County Fair
08/11/2022 - FSCNC Executive Finance Committee Meeting
08/25/2022 - FSCNC Board of Directors Meeting

SEPTEMBER
09/05/2022 – Labor Day, FSCNC offices closed in observance of the Holiday
09/06/2022 - Coalition of Firewise Communities Meeting, 5:30 pm
09/08/2022 - FSCNC Executive Finance Committee Meeting
09/22/2022 - FSCNC Board of Directors Meeting

OCTOBER
10/04/2022 – Coalition of Firewise Communities Meeting, 5:30 pm
10/13/2022 - FSCNC Executive Finance Committee Meeting
10/27/2022 - FSCNC Board of Directors Meeting

NOVEMBER
11/01/2022 - Coalition of Firewise Communities Meeting, 5:30 pm
11/08/2022 – Election Day
11/10/2022 - FSCNC Executive Finance Committee Meeting
11/11/2022 – Veteran’s Day, FSCNC offices closed in observance of the Holiday
11/24/2022 – Thanksgiving Day, FSCNC offices closed in observance of the Holiday
11/24/2022 - FSCNC Board of Directors Meeting *an alternate date will be announced*

DECEMBER
12/06/2022 - Coalition of Firewise Communities Meeting, 5:30 pm
12/26/2022 – Christmas Day Observed, FSCNC offices closed in observance of the Holiday

Jamie Jones

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CEO

James Delcour

CONTROLLER

Chris Wackerly

FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER

Nathan Alcorn

FIELD OPERATIONS

Shannon Banks

ADMIN. ASSISTANT

Pat Leach

FIREWISE COORDINATOR

Billy Spearing

ADMIN. ANALYST

Donn Thane

CHAIRMAN

Pete Williams

VICE CHAIRMAN

Warren Knox

SECRETARY

David Walker

TREASURER

Alan Doerr

DIRECTOR

Steve Eubanks

DIRECTOR

Hank Weston

DIRECTOR

Fire Safe Council Staff

Staff:
Jamie Jones - Executive Director, CEO
James Delcour - Controller, CFO
Chris Wackerly - Field Operations Manager
Billy Spearing - Administrative Analyst
Shannon Banks - Administrative Assistant
Elzi Juarez - Accounting Technician
Nathan Alcorn - Field Supervisor
Max Foster - Sawyer Supervisor
Owen Sleeth - Chipping Supervisor


Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers and is comprised of local residents, property owners, businesses, organizations, and government agencies that are concerned about fire in Nevada County.

Officers:
Donn Thane - Chairman
Pete Williams- Vice Chairman
David Walker – Treasurer
Warren Knox - Secretary

Directors:
Alan Doerr - GIS Specialist
Steve Eubanks - Biomass Specialist /Retired USFS
Hank Weston – Member at Large
Terry McMahan - Fire Chief's Association

Agency/Partners:
Gretchen Bennitt - NSAQMD
Cathe Fish - Master Gardener's
Lee Helgeson - BLM
Jim Mathias - CAL FIRE
Scott Beesley - Firewise Coalition
Josh Robinson - Tri-Counties Bank
Jecobie Waters - US Forest Service
Sue Hoek - Nevada County Board of Supervisors
Heidi Hall - Alternate County Supervisor
Paul Cummings - Emergency Services Manager, Nevada County OES

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Committee Members
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County encourages you to join a committee to address specific issues. We are looking for Associate Board members with fiscal, legal, outreach, education, and technical skills related to fire safety. Consider becoming a member of our team to share your leadership skills and give back to your community.

Executive/Finance Committee:
Donn Thane - Chairman, Ret. USFS Silviculturist
Dave Walker - Treasurer, CPA
Warren Knox– Secretary, Member at Large
Hank Weston - Member at Large
Pete Williams - Vice Chairman

About the Board of Directors

Donn Thane, Chairman
Donn's early life was full of adventure having lived in Malibu and Ojai and experiencing two major wildfires in his youth. After graduating from high school in Ojai, he worked a summer in the oil fields of Castic, Ojai, and Santa Barbara. Donn graduated from Humboldt State University with a BS in forestry and eventually attended the Advanced Program in Forest Ecology and Silviculture at UC Berkley, serving as a certified Silviculturist in Region 5 for twenty years. Mr. Thane's 45 year career in the Forest Service, in Timber, Fire, and Fuels disciplines included work on the Sequoia, Stanislaus, Klamath, and Tahoe National Forests. Donn served on a Type 1 fire team for 15 years, and has fought fires in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah, and Idaho as a Division Supervisor and Operations Section Chief II. Most recently, he has worked with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County through Forest Service Grants from 2011 - 2015. After retirement from his extensive career in 2015, Mr. Thane was elected to the FSCNC Board of Directors, where he currently serves as Chairman.

Pete Williams, Vice Chairman
During 34 years in California state government, Pete managed a variety of administrative and program functions. He retired as the Program Manager for California Victim Compensation Program. At State Parks, the Governor’s Office, and elsewhere, he developed and used expertise in human resources, improving work processes, team facilitation, performance measurement, customer and employee surveys, and organizational assessment. His 20 years in human resources, includes serving as Personnel Manager for 25 Boards and Commissions and Training Manager for the Department of General Services.

Warren Knox, Secretary
Warren obtained a B.S. and M.S. in physics at Arizona State. Drafted into the US Army while in school, he served as a Military Police specialist in Viet Nam. For over thirty years I worked as a scientist with the Dow Chemical Company in Analytical Science and Material Science. He managed the Material Science Laboratory in Central Research developing new technologies in support of both fundamental science, new product development and automation of global hazard communications and logistics. Retired in 2005 to Nevada County, he became Senior Scientist at Environmental Capital Group, LLC providing fundamental assessment of sustainable environmental value of new, “green” Venture Capital companies. A life-long community volunteer, he has served here in Nevada County on the Board of NCCFD for seven years.

David Walker, Treasurer
A resident of Nevada County for nearly thirty years, Dave has generously shared his extensive knowledge and experience in accounting, marketing, and business administration with the community. He has served as the Executive Director for Gold Country Telecare, as well as a major Christian camp and conference center that provides over 30,000 camper-days per year. Dave’s ability to improve function, accountability, and reportability have served him well in the corporations he has owned and managed, including Dave Walker and Associates, a full-service accounting firm with clients in 28 states. His passion for giving back to the community has led him to serve on a number of Boards in the areas of education, arts, philanthropy, health, church, and fire safety, and more. Dave has four wonderful children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Alan Doerr
Education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Science from Humboldt State University and completion of the graduate level, Advanced Program in Forest Ecology and Silviculture at UC Berkley. Alan worked for the US Forest Service for over 36 years as a forester in a variety of positions. He served as an Inventory and Analysis Forester, District Silviculturist, Environmental (NEPA) Planner and Team Leader, and Geospatial Analysis (GIS), and Certified Silviculturist, and was qualified as an expert witness in GIS in Federal Court. Throughout this time, Alan also assisted with fire management on a call-when-needed basis. He was qualified as an Engine Boss, Dozer Boss, Strike Team Leader, Field Observer, Resource Unit Leader and Situation Unit Leader on an Incident Management Team. Prior to federal service, worked five seasons for the California Division of Forestry as a firefighter.

Steve Eubanks
B.S. in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University. 39 year career with the U.S. Forest Service with assignments in Oregon, Washington, Washington, D.C., Minnesota and, most recently in California as Supervisor of the Tahoe National Forest. Retired in 2008 and began forestry consulting with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Placer County and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District with focus on sustainable forestry, carbon credits and biomass energy. Chair of the Nevada County Biomass Task Force that is focusing on construction of a biomass energy facility in Western Nevada County. Other experience has included work in Russia in sustainable forestry--1995 to today, chair of the visiting committee of a National Science Foundation program emphasizing environmental careers, and extensive work in fire suppression and management.

Hank Weston
Hank has had a long and decorated 45-year career in fire service, including 36 years with CDF, from which he retired as the Unit Chief of Nevada-Yuba & Placer Counties. Hank subsequently served 9 years as the Fire Chief of Grass Valley. Continuing his public service, Mr. Weston was elected to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors for three terms, and a total of 12 years. Concurrently, Hank served on numerous Committees and Commissions, including 12 years in an elected position as the State OES Region 4 Fire & Rescue Coordinator for 12 Counties. Hank has contributed his knowledge and experience to the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County for 22 years, and is currently a Director. Mr. Weston also serves with the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation and the Save our Bridge Committee (Bridgeport Covered Bridge).







Board of Directors and Committee Documents

July has no meetings



June 2022 FSC BoD Agenda.pdf

June 2022 Executive Finance Agenda .pdf


April 2022 FSC BOD Agenda.pdf

April 2022 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


March 2022 FSC BOD Binder.pdf

March 2022 FSC BOD Agenda.pdf

March 2022 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


February 2022 BOD Packet.pdf

February 2022 FSC BOD Agenda.pdf

February 2022 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


January 2022 FSC BOD Packet.pdf

January 2022 FSC BOD Agenda.pdf

January 2022 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


December has no meetings


November 2021 FSC BOD Packet.pdf

November 2021 FSC BOD Agenda.pdf

November 2021 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


October 2021 BOD Packet.pdf

October 2021 FSC BOD Agenda.pdf

October 2021Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


September 2021 BOD Packet.pdf

September 2021 BOD Agenda.pdf

September 2021 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


August 2021 BOD Packet.pdf

August 2021 BOD Agenda.pdf

August 2021 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


July 2021 BOD Agenda.pdf


June 2021 BOD Packet.pdf

June 2021 BOD Agenda.pdf

June 2021  Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


May 2021 BOD Packet.pdf

May 2021 BOD Agenda.pdf

May 2021 Special Session Executive Finance Agenda.pdf.pdf

May 2021 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


April 2021 BOD  Packet.pdf

April 2021 BOD Agenda.pdf

April 2021 Executive Finance Agenda.pdf


March 2021 BOD Packet.pdf

March 2021BOD Agenda.pdf

March 2021 Executive Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


February 2021 BOD Packet.pdf

February 2021 BOD Agenda.pdf

February 2021 Executive Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


January 2021 BOD Packet.pdf

January 2021 BOD  Agenda .pdf

January 2021 Executive Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


December has no meeting


November 2020 BOD Packet.pdf

November 2020 BOD Agenda.pdf
November 2020 Executive Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


October 2020 BOD Packet.pdf

October 2020 BOD Agenda.pdf

October 2020 Executive Committee Special Meeting Agenda .pdf

October 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


September 2020 Board Board Packet.pdf

September 2020 BOD Agenda.pdf

September 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


August 2020 Board Packet.pdf

August 2020 BOD Agenda.pdf

August 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


July has no meeting


June 2020 Board Packet.pdf

June 2020 BOD Agenda.pdf

June 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda b.pdf

June 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda Postponed.pdf


May 2020 Board Packet.pdf

May 2020 BOD Agenda.pdf

May 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda .pdf


April 2020 Board Packet.pdf

April 2020 BOD Agenda.pdf

April 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


March 2020 Board Packet (Canceled due to COVID-19)

March 2020 BOD Agenda (Canceled due to COVID-19)

March 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


February 2020 BOD Retreat Agenda.pdf


January 2020 BOD Meeting Agenda.pdf

January 2020 Board Packet.pdf

January 2020 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


November 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda.pdf

November 2019 Board Packet.pdf

November 2019 Executive-Finance Agenda.pdf



October 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda.pdf

October 2019 Board Packet - Meeting postponed last minute due to PSPS see Nov.

October 2019 Executive-Finance Meeting Agenda.pdf


September 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda.pdf

September 2019 Board Packet.pdf

September 2019 Executive-Finance Committee Agenda.pdf


August 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda.pdf

August 2019 Board Packet.pdf

August 2019 Executive-Finance Committee Agenda.pdf


June 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda.pdf

June 2019 Board Packet.pdf

June 2019 Executive-Finance Committee Agenda.pdf


May 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda.pdf

May 2019 BOD Packet.pdf

May 2019 Executive Committee Agenda.pdf


April 2019 BOD Meeting Agenda.pdf

April 2019 Board Packet.pdf



FSCNC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


FSCNC Special Audit 2021.pdf

FSCNC 2018-2019 Audited Financial Statement 2019.pdf

FSCNC 2017-2018 Audited Financial Statement.pdf

Partners Partners
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Nevada County Fire Districts

Grass Valley Fire Department
Higgins Fire Protection District
Nevada City Fire Department
Nevada County Consolidated Fire District
North San Juan Fire District
Ophir Hill Fire Protection District
Peardale-Chicago Park Fire Department
Penn Valley Fire Protection District
Rough & Ready Fire Department
Truckee Fire Protection District
Washington Fire and Rescue - No website – please call 530-265-3166 for more information

Governmental Entities and Agency Funding Sources

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
California Air Resources Board (ARB)
CalFire
California Fire Alliance
California Fire Safe Council
California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF)
California State Fire Marshal
Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
Current Wildland Fire Information
ecoSmart - Firewise
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Fire and Aviation Management
Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
Fire Management
Fire Management Today
Fire Weather Information Center
Forest Health Monitoring
Forest Products Laboratory
Forest Service (USFS)
Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES)
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Park Service (NPS)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
NRCS California
Nevada County Office of Emergency Services​​​
Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD)
ONCC Weather
Pacific Southwest Region Fire and Aviation
Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW)
Placer-Nevada Counties
Public Land Ownership PDF - Statewide map of public land ownership by agency.
Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS)
SmokeyBear
SPD Markets
Tahoe National Forest (TNF)
Tahoe National Forest Fire & Aviation
U.S. Fire Administration
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS)
Woodsy Owl








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Nevada County CWPP

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