FireSafe Council of Nevada County Offers Free Defensible Space Training Session

This post was written by jd on October 28, 2012
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Learn how to comply with defensible space laws in California and ensure properties will be insurable in the wild land Urban Interface (most of Nevada County.)

Friday, November 15 & 16, 2012 10am-3:00pm

What is the law regarding defensible space?

California Public Resources Code 4291 requires every landowner to “maintain around and adjacent to the building or structure a firebreak made by removing and clearing away, for a distance of not less than 100’ on each side of the building or structure or to the property line, whichever is nearer, all flammable vegetation or other combustible growth”.  In addition, this code allows insurance companies to require landowners to maintain the firebreaks.

What may landowners do to protect their homes from wildfire?

  • Building Materials
  • How To Manage The Vegetation On Your Property
  • Plant Species Considered “High Fire Risk”
  • Firewise Landscaping Techniques
  • Proper Clearance From Structures
  • Proper Signage For Your Property

Thursday & Friday, November 15 & 16, 2012 10am-3:00pm

How does Defensible Space affect the ability to obtain Homeowner’s Insurance?

Most of Nevada County is in a wild land urban interface area which has the potential for catastrophic wildfire.  Learn more about:

  • Defensible Space & Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy
  • Hazard Trees
  • Access
  • Fire Department Response and Hydrants

Valuable Information for Assistance!

  • Local Contractors
  • Fire Safe Chipping Program
  • Assistance for Low Income Seniors/Disabled
  • Firewise Communities USA®


Space is limited. Register today!


(530) 272-1122



For all your real estate needs
Email or call today:

John J. O’Dell Realtor® GRI
Civil Engineer
General Contractor
(530) 263-1091
Email jodell@nevadacounty.com



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