Our Mission

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


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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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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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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Access & Functional Needs (AFN)

Low-income seniors (age 65 or older) or those with medical disabilities may qualify for assistance with defensible space clearing.

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Green Waste

The Free Residential Green Waste Program will be back next spring. Thank you for your participation!

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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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Address Signs

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

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Scotch Broom Challenge

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

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2020-21 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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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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Register for CodeRED

Click here to register for CodeRED Alerts to your home phone, mobile phone, or email address.

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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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Stay Connected


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

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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 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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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



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 Advisors

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

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Contact Us

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



Administrative Analyst - Grass Valley, CA, USA

Administrative Analyst

We are looking for an experienced Administrative Analyst to join our team. You will provide support to administrative supervisory staff, community members and volunteers in ways that promote the organizations mission. The Administrative Analyst may specialize in one program area or may have broader responsibility for multiple internal service functions. Incumbents may independently perform moderately complex professional or program management work and make independent decisions on routine activities; or may perform complex professional or program management work under closer direction and exercise less independent judgment and discretion. They will be able to develop efficient strategies and tactics. The goal is to ensure that all programs deliver the desirable outcome to our organization and the community members we serve.
General direction is provided by Executive Director or higher-level department personnel. Responsibilities may include the indirect supervision of technical and clerical personnel and volunteers.

• Performs professional analytical and technical work in the formulation and administration of department or division budgets, development, and management of grants and contracts, management of department level procurement, or coordination of personnel functions.
• Performs research and analysis in the development of program or project activities, including program compliance and eligibility, regulatory issues, and funding requirements.
• Compiles and analyzes data and makes recommendations on the formulation of policy, procedures, staffing, and organizational changes; conducts surveys and performs research and statistical analysis on administrative, fiscal, personnel, or operational problems.
• Compiles materials and assists in the preparation of program-related grants, budgets, reports, manuals, and publications; coordinates procurement activities and related support functions for a program or project.
• Analyzes information for preparation of grants, contracts, and agreements; assists in negotiating terms; implements, monitors, and prepares reports on conduct and performance; prepares statistical data and graphs.
• Performs research and prepares studies as required; conducts surveys, compiles and analyzes data and formulates program policies and procedures; monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and outcomes; prepares periodic or specialized reports of program activities.
• Participates and assists in the design, implementation, and installation of new and revised programs, systems, procedures, methods of operation, and forms.
• Coordinates and monitors the administrative functions of an assigned department; compiles materials and assists in the preparation of budgets, reports, manuals, and publications.
• Coordinates departmental activities and programs with other City departments and divisions, and with outside agencies; represents the assigned department in committee meetings; oversees contract service providers.
• Responds to complaints and requests for information; interprets and applies policies and procedures; adjudicates complaints.
• Makes complex program or project eligibility determinations; conducts focus groups; meets with community or business groups.
• Prepares oral reports; makes oral presentations to a variety of Fire Safe Council and organizational committees.
• May train staff as assigned.
• Provides exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
• Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.
Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of personnel administration.
• Principles and practices of organization and public administration.
• Principles and practices of program management, analysis, and coordination.
• Principles and practices of program performance measurement, systems analysis, and statistical measurement.
• Research techniques, methods, and procedures, and basic methods of statistical analysis.
• Principles, methods, and practices of municipal finance, budgeting, and accounting.
• Principles, methods, and practices of procurement, contracting, and grant writing.
• Multiple methods of reporting information.
• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.
Skill in:
• Providing customer service, including dealing with people in sensitive situations and problem resolution.
• Making presentations and conducting meetings.
• Use of computers, computer applications, and software.
Ability to:
• Interpret and apply rules, regulations, laws, ordinances, policies and procedures and make appropriate decisions.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Administer assigned program responsibilities.
• Collect and analyze data and make sound recommendations.
• Review organizational and administrative problems; recommend and implement appropriate courses of action.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, the general public, and others contacted in the course of work.
• Review and analyze organizational and administrative problems; recommend and implement effective courses of action.
• Meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
Two years of full-time paid or other equivalent experience performing as a para-professional as it relates to report writing, research, analysis, or technical support in the areas of administration, program management or system operations.

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, economics, accounting, personnel, or a closely related field.
Substitution of Education:
An additional four years of full-time paid or other equivalent experience performing as a para-professional as it relates to report writing, research, analysis, or technical support in the areas of administration, program management, or system operations may substitute for the required education.
Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County as an attachment(s) to the online application, or emailed to careers@areyoufiresafe.com by the final filing deadline. If submitting via email, please include your name and Job Title on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.
Special Selection Criteria:
Some positions in this classification may require additional knowledge and experience in the following:
• Auditing principles.
• Basic methods of statistical analysis.
• Procurement, contracting, or grant writing.
Driver License:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment.
For positions where ability to drive is not an essential function, the employee must be able to arrange reliable and timely transportation whether through use of their private vehicle, use of government vehicle (when available) or through other private or public transportation for their attendance at essential off-site meetings, events, and trainings.
Probationary Period:
Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.
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Chipping Supervisor - Grass Valley, CA, USA - FSCNC-CS

Chipping Supervisor

Directly responsible to supervise a crew of 4-5 workers daily, perform drive by chipping, track statistical information and provide customer service. Oversees 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.

  • Request and supervise laborers for chipping program services.
  • Conduct daily safety meetings and ensure safe operation of the chipper.
  • Track time and accurately request donations from clients using the digital application.
  • Communicate progress or issues with work orders daily to the office.
  • Maintain chipper and tow vehicle equipment and maintenance logs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Experience with towing and backing a vehicle with a trailer or device attached.
  • Good communication, organized record keeping and basic math skills.
  • Demonstration of the Safety-First mentality.
  • Leadership experience within a chain of command.
  • Clean DMV driving record.
  • Ability to understand defensible space and California Public Resources Code 4291.
  • Must be capable of physical work, including lifting 50-75 pounds repetitively daily.
  • Manipulation of web apps, email, mobile devices, and at least basic usage of computers.

This position is full-time rain or shine outdoors, 8-10 hours daily.

Starting pay $24.00 DOE
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4 Firewise Coalition Meeting 5:30 p.m.
13 Executive Finance Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m.
21 National Senior Citizen Day
27 Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 a.m.
28 Red Zone Affair (Canceled due to COVID-19)
29 Red Zone Affair (Canceled due to COVID-19)

National Preparedness Month
1 Firewise Coalition Meeting 5:30 p.m.
7 Labor Day - Office Closed
10 Executive Finance Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m.
24 Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 a.m.

6 Firewise Coalition Meeting 5:30 p.m.
8 Executive Finance Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m.
12 Columbus Day - Office Closed
22 Board of Directors Meeting/Board Elections 10:00 a.m.

3 Firewise Coalition Meeting 5:30 p.m.
11 Veteran's Day - Office Closed
13 Executive Finance Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m.
19 Board of Directors Meeting/Board Elections 10:00 a.m.
26 Thanksgiving - Office Closed
27 Thanksgiving - Office Closed

1 Firewise Coalition Meeting 5:30 p.m.
(No Board or Committee Meetings This Month)
25 Christmas - Office Closed

Our Team

Jamie Jones


Billy Spearing


Chris Wackerly


Donn Thane


Rick Nolle


Warren Knox


David Walker


Alan Doerr


Steve Eubanks


Sue Hoek


Eric Trygg


Hank Weston


Pete Williams


Staff and Board of Directors

Fire Safe Council Staff

Jamie Jones - Executive Director, CEO
Billy Spearing - Grant Accountant
Chris Wackerly - Field Operations Manager
Nathan Alcorn - Sawyer 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.

Donn Thane - Chairman
Rick Nolle - Vice Chairman
David Walker – Treasurer
Warren Knox - Secretary

Alan Doerr - GIS Specialist
Steve Eubanks - Biomass Specialist /Retired USFS
Sue Hoek - Nevada County Board of Supervisors
Hank Weston – Member at Large
Eric Trygg – Member at Large
Pete Williams - Member at Large

Terry McMahan - Fire Chiefs' Association
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
Warren Knox– Secretary, Member at Large
Hank Weston - Member at Large
Rick Nolle - Vice Chairman, Real Estate Agent

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.

Rick Nolle, Vice Chairman
Rick Nolle received his Bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College in Ohio, and went on to earn his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago. Rick held several senior-level positions in banking, telecommunications, marketing and consulting, ultimately launching a successful career in real estate in Nevada County with Century 21 Cornerstone Realty. Devoted to the welfare of the community, Mr. Nolle has served on the Board of Directors for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, serving currently as Vice Chairman. He has also held the officer positions of Chairman and Treasurer. He has served on various Boards, including the Penn Valley Fire Protection District, citizen’s committees supporting special tax assessments for local fire agencies, the Rotary Club, the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council, and The Union newspaper editorial board. Rick currently resides in Penn Valley.

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.

Sue Hoek
A 5th generation native of Nevada County, Sue lives on the family ranch in Penn Valley, CA which has been in operation since late 1870. She is very active in the community and has worked with a variety of organizations including the Nevada County Farm Bureau as a Board Member and past President for 2 terms; serving as a Director on the California Farm Bureau Federation District 15 Nevada/Yuba Sutter/Butte; serving as a Board member and past Chairman of the Nevada County Agriculture Advisory Commission; serving as a Board member and past President of the Nevada County Resource Conservation District; and serving as a member of the Penn Valley Area Municipal Advisory Council. Sue is affiliated with the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, Placer Nevada Cattlewomen, Tahoe Cattleman, and California Cattleman, and has served on the UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center Research Advisory Committee, participated in the Nevada County Citizens Academy and is honored with a Blue Ribbon Award from the Nevada County Fair. Sue is currently the District 4 Supervisor in Nevada County and serves as a Director on the FSCNC Board of Directors.

Eric Trygg

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).

Pete Williams
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.

Board and Committee Documents

Board of Directors and Committee Documents

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 2017-2018 Audited Financial Statement.pdf


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)
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)
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

Local Contractors


Chipping Program Application

Residential chipping services at a fraction of the cost

Membership Application Form

Join the Fire Safe Council and support our mission

Reflective Sign Application

Nevada County residents can order reflective address signs

AFN Application

Apply for free defensible space clearing for low-income seniors and disabled persons

Loaner Weed Wrench Program

Borrow a weed wrench to help remove Scotch broom.

Nevada County CWPP

Copy of the most recent Nevada County CWPP

North San Juan CWPP

Copy of the most recent North San Juan CWPP

Defensible Space Advisory Visit Survey Form

Would you please answer four short questions
to help us provide the best possible service
to the residents of Nevada County?

We want to take this opportunity to remind you that Our Defensible Space Advisors receive specialized training to share with you, information packets to distribute during visits, and tee-shirts so they can easily be identified. Though Advisors are volunteers, the materials, supplies, and training venue are a significant expense for the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County.

To keep this valuable service available to Nevada County residents, please consider making the suggested donation of at least $25 per visit. We hope you find the expertise shared by our Advisor, and the time you spend together preparing a customized action plan to improve the safety of you and your property, well worth this tax-deductible donation.