Programs


Chipping Program

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County offers brush chipping that has been cleared from defensible space of any permanent structure, and/or 30 feet from any roadside or driveway used for evacuation purposes.

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Defensible Space Advisory Visit (DSAV)

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

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Address Signs

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County provides Reflective Safety Address Signs so safety personnel can find you.

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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

Local groups and agencies are teaming up to encourage local landowners, businesses, organizations, agencies, and basically anyone who is affected by the invasion of Scotch broom, to start physically removing this highly flammable, invasive plant.

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Community Green Waste Disposal

The Green Waste Program has ended for Spring 2019. Please watch for updates and announcemnets for our next scheduled event.

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2019-20 Fire Season Guide

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

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Defensible Space

Creating defensible space is essential to improving your home's chances of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it.

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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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Set


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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Go


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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Volunteer

Become a Volunteer for any for our Programs!

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Become a Member

Become a member and gain Priority Access to all our programs!

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Defensible Space Advisers

Become a Defensible Space Adviser and help your neighbors get Fire Safe by showing them how they can improve on their Defensible Space.

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News


Current Fire and Air Quality Information

A list of local resources for current fire information.

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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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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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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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Staff and Board of Directors


Fire Safe Council Staff

Staff:
Jamie Jones - Executive Director, CEO
Matthew Frink - Project Manager
Billy Spearing - Grant Accountant
Chris Wackerly – Field Operations Manager
John Nelson - Chipping Crew Supervisor
Spencer Albrecht – Chipping Crew Supervisor
Tony Quatela – Chipping Crew 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
Rick Nolle - Vice Chairman
David Walker – Treasurer
Julie Siegenthaler - Secretary

Directors:
Alan Doerr - GIS Specialist
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Steve Eubanks - Biomass Specialist /Retired USFS
Sue Hoek - Nevada County Board of Supervisors
Hank Weston – Member at Large
Wanda Mertens - Mertens Insurance Agency
Eric Trygg – Member at Large
Don Wagner - Fire Chiefs' Association
Pete Williams - Member at Large
Janeth Maroletti – Gold Country Community Services

Agency/Partners:
Gretchen Bennitt - NSAQMD
Cathe Fish - Master Gardener's
Jerry Martinez - BLM
Jim Mathias - CAL FIRE
Bob Long - Firewise Coalition
Josh Robinson - Tri-Counties Bank
Jecobie Waters - US Forest Service
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
Julie Siegenthaler – Secretary, Member at Large
Bill Drown - Member at Large
Hank Weston - Member at Large
Rick Nolle - Vice Chairman, Real Estate Agent
Eric Trygg - Master Gardener’s Association
Pete Williams - Member at Large

Events Calendar


Partners


Partners Partners
Community Partners

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

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