Fire Resiliency Workshop on Feb. 20

NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 18, 2018 – A Fire-Adapted Strategies Workshop co-sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension, Resource Conservation District, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service is coming up on Tuesday, February 20th, at the Rood Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. As Nevada County recovers from 2017’s wildfires, this workshop will help residents prepare for and recover from fire in a way that is resilient to future fires.

The workshop includes an hour and a half panel discussion, starting at 6:30 p.m., to help set a vision of what fire resiliency looks like for families, neighborhoods, and forests. Representatives from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and UC Emeritus, a contractor from Quality & Quality Construction who is experienced with fire code and retrofits, a Registered Professional Forester, and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County will talk about their areas of expertise with fire resiliency followed by questions and answers.

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There will be nine booths throughout the event that can help connect people to technical and financial resources. Booths include the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services assisting with CodeRed sign-ups, the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, Natural Resources Conservation Services and CalFire with land management cost-share programs, USDA Rural Development with low interest home loans, United Policyholders providing insurance recommendations and tips on navigating recovery, contractors from Quality & Quantity Construction, and University of California Cooperative Extension.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Kate Wilkin at [email protected] or (530) 822-7515.