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 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”.
What may landowners do to protect their homes from wildfire?
How to Manage the Vegetation On Your Property
Plant Species Considered “High Fire Risk”
Firewise Landscaping Techniques
Proper Vegetation Arrangement Around Structures
Proper Signage for Emergency Responders
How does Defensible Space affect the ability to obtain Homeowner’s Insurance?
Most of Nevada County is in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area which has high potential for catastrophic wildfire. Learn more about:
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Defensible Space & Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy
Fire Department Response and Hydrants
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Defensible Space Advisory Visit 2-Day Training Session
Monday, October 30, 2017 – 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 9:00am-12:00pm