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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and County OES Share AFN Program and More at The Nevada County Fair

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) and the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) will be at the Nevada County Fair this week, highlighting wildfire preparedness programs for all Nevada County residents. A particular point of pride and enthusiasm is the Access and Functional Needs Program (AFN), which provides defensible space clearing […]

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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County welcomes Joshua Robinson as Controller

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County announced today that Joshua Robinson will be joining the team as Controller on August 15, 2022. Robinson brings strong local relationships and years of professional expertise to the position. As the Vice President/Branch Manager of Tri Counties Bank in Grass Valley, he gained a unique perspective on local business […]

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Red Zone Affair, sponsored by the NFL Alumni Association benefitting the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County on June 25

The NFL Alumni Association will be hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County on June 25, 2022. The event, named the Red Zone Affair, and spearheaded by John Paye, former quarterback for the San Francisco Forty Niners football team and Stanford University Hall of Fame member for both football […]

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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Trains 40 New Defensible Space Advisors

Grass Valley, Calif. December 19, 2019 – On December 4 and 5, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County trained 40 new Defensible Space Advisors to help our community prepare for wildfire in 2020 and beyond. The two day program consisted of training in fire behavior, vegetation management, house hardening, defensible space clearing, firewise landscape planning and, of course, how to conduct a Defensible Space Advisory Visit (DSAV). […]

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Free Residential Green Waste opening weekend a stellar success – program continues through all weekends in May

Nevada County, Calif. May 10, 2019 – May 4th marked the opening day of Free Residential Green Waste Disposal at six sites all weekends in May. More than 60 tons of green waste were collected, and by all accounts community participation exceeded expectations. Twenty 30-yard dumpsters were filled to 90% capacity by 1pm on the […]

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Fire Safe Council Partners with Nevada County Public Works to Reduce Fuel Hazards Along County Roads

GRASS VALLEY, CA. October 17, 2018. In order to increase the effectiveness of vegetation management alongside County roads, the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC), in collaboration with the Nevada County Department of Public Works (Public Works), has applied for and been awarded a $200,000 grant from the California Fire Safe Council to augment […]

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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County offers Free Defensible Space Training Program

September 20, 2017 – Learn how to comply with the defensible space law in California, and ensure properties will be insurable in the Wildland Urban Interface (most of Nevada County). 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 […]

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Op-Ed | Rick Nolle, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County: Are Firefighters to Blame?

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. June 26, 2017 – Why do some people blame firefighters for something they didn’t do? For some odd reason, there a mistaken belief by some property owners that firefighters are responsible for the State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fire Fee of $117.33. Homeowners are required to pay the SRA Fire Fee annually to […]

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