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Cal-Fire Lifts Barn Ban in Nevada County November 1, 2013

Residential Debris Burn Demonstration However, burn permits are required. Burning can only be done on a PERMISSIVE BURN DAY. You must call 530-274-7928 in Western Nevada County and 530-582-1027 in the Truckee area to see if it is a Permissive Burn day before you start burning Escaped residential debris burns continue to be a leading […]

Fire Safe Council Offers 2014 Firewise Calendar

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County in cooperation with the Allstate Foundation, County of Nevada and the National Firewise Communities Association are offering residents in Nevada County free defensible space advisory visits to educate citizens about Defensible Space. Complete your visit in October or November and get a 2014 Firewise Calendar. California Public Resources […]

Be Fire Safe

  Each year fire departments respond to thousands of fires started by people using equipment the wrong way. Whether working to create defensible space around your home, just mowing dry grass, or pulling your dirt bike over to the side of the road, if you live in a wild land area you need to use […]

Burning Permits Now Required In Nevada County Starting May 1st

Residential Debris Burn Demonstration Escaped residential debris burns continue to be a leading cause of fire suppression calls in Nevada County. Learning to safely and cleanly burn vegetation debris helps to minimize smoke emissions and allows firefighters time to respond to true emergencies. It is your responsibility to know and follow local and state burning regulations. Failure […]

Nevada County Scotch Broom Challenge Is On

(Hopefully you will not have to work this fast) The Scotch Broom Challenge was created in 2007 to address the spread of this highly flammable and invasive plant in our community. The Scotch Broom Challenge started with just a few sites in Nevada County. In the spring of 2012 over 250 volunteers took the Scotch […]

Three Easy Steps to Get Brush Chipped at Your House Year Round

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County will chip any brush that is cleared from defensible space of any permanent structure and/or 30’ from any roadside or driveway used for evacuation purposes. Any vegetation that grows past such limitations is beyond the boundaries of what we can chip. Grant funding is very limited for the […]

Get a 2013 Firewise Calendar for Completing a FREE Defensible Space Advisory Visit

The 2013 Firewise Calendar features native plants. The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County in cooperation with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and National Firewise Communities are offering residents in Nevada County free defensible space advisory visits to educate citizens about Defensible Space. California Public Resources Code 4291 requires every landowner to “maintain around and adjacent […]

Volunteer To Remove Scotch Broom In March 2012

Volunteer Now and help control scotch broom and join the Scotch Broom Challenge in Nevada County. The Scotch Broom Challenge was created in 2007 to address the spread of this highly flammable and invasive plant in our community. The Scotch Broom Challenge started with just a few sites in Nevada County. In the spring of […]