Coalition of Firewise Communities 

 Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Our quarterly Coalition meeting will be based in Truckee in eastern Nevada County. Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 in the US Forest Service conference room: 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd, Truckee.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Registration is required for all attendees (including in-person).

Partner Reports: Craig Griesbach, County OES; Matt Wallen, Cal Fire; Fire Safe Council.
Brief History of the Coalition and Quick Tour of the Website: Susan Rogers

Main Program
  • Truckee Fire District will update their services and activities for local Firewise Communities
  • Alessandra Zambrano from the County Office of Emergency Services will solicit input on the Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Survey
  • Supervisor Hardy Bullock will lead a townhall-style meeting about Firewise Communities working together

  • ALL INTERESTED RESIDENTS are invited to attend in person - both FWC representatives and members of the public. 
  • Firewise Community leaders who find it difficult to attend in person are welcome to use Zoom. 
  • If you have any symptoms of illness, please use Zoom.
  • Click below to register now for the meeting. Everyone will receive the Zoom link, but we’re asking FWC representatives to make every effort to attend in-person.

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Here is our archive of video recordings of our monthly meetings, listing the topics presented with hotlinks to jump to each program speaker.

Acronym Key - What does THAT mean?

  • AB38: state law requiring homes for sale to be inspected for defensible space disclosure
  • BLM - Bureau of Land Management
  • CO 2477 (formerly CO 2463) - County Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance (right to extend 100 feet beyond property line & rural road rules 10-10-15)
  • Cal Fire - California State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
  • DSAV - Defensible Space Advisory Visit (free, from a trained Fire Safe Council volunteer)
  • DSI - Defensible Space Inspector - County employee empowered to enforce codes
  • EQIP - Environmental Quality Incentives Program
  • FWC - Firewise Community
  • FSC - Fire Safe Council
  • IC - Incident Commander
  • ICP - Incident Command Post
  • LTO - Licensed Timber Operator
  • NCCFWC - Nevada County Coalition of Firewise Communities
  • NCSO - Nevada County Sheriff's Office
  • OES - Office of Emergency Services, County of Nevada
  • PRC 4291 - Public Resource Code concerning 100ft of Defensible Space around homes
  • RPF - Registered Professional Forester
  • SAR - Search and Rescue (volunteers supporting the NC Sheriff's Office)
  • THP - Timber Harvest Plan