Access & Functional Needs (AFN)

THIS PROGRAM IS TEMPORARILY UNFUNDED. CLICK BELOW FOR UPDATES. 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 is a one-on-one consultation at your home to provide you friendly, knowledgeable advice on what you can do to reduce the threat of losing your home in a wildfire.

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Chipping Program

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County offers chipping of brush cleared for defensible space of any permanent structure. Click below to request a free estimate and get more details on the program. Most vegetation you remove from home hardening and/or roadside or driveway clearance used for evacuation purposes can be chipped.

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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 Communities in Nevada County-Firewise USA®

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is the Regional Coordinator of The Firewise USA® Program in Nevada County. This 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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Residential Green Waste Disposal 2024

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is busy planning Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Days 2024. We are currently searching for funding and a location in collaboration with CAL FIRE.

Defensible Space Clearing Service (DSCS)

Defensible space is the first line of defense against wildfire. Removing highly flammable vegetation, including tall grasses, heavy brush, and hazardous tree branches within 100ft of a home.

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