GRASS VALLEY, CA. October 21, 2016. The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) is offering a free two-day training session for their Defensible Space Advisor Program on November 2nd & 3rd from 9am-3pm. The first day of the session is classroom style learning with various instructors. No previous experience is necessary and the public is invited to learn more about wildfire mitigation.

Students will learn about implementing defensible space, vegetation models in our area, wildfire behavior, forest health and the current bark beetle crisis, Firewise landscaping techniques, homeowner’s insurance issues, emergency notifications, planning for evacuation and establishing Firewise Communities/USA®.

Featured speakers include Jeff Dunning with Allstate Insurance, Stephanie Wagner with UC Master Gardeners, Matt Wallen, Battalion Chief with Cal Fire, and Dennis Cassella, retired Emergency Services. The multi-media presentations include a slide show of the devastation of the Valley Fire 2015.

The second day of the training session applies the classroom learning in a field environment where instructors will make specific recommendations on how to best mitigate wildfire for defensible space and forest health.

Pre-registration for the class is required to properly host the event. You may also request a visit at your home by going to our website, or contact the FSCNC at (530) 272-1122.