Meeting Agenda


Coalition of Firewise Communities Agenda

Tuesday, October 5, 2021  5:30 pm - 7 pm on Zoom
  Open to the public, attendance is capped at 500 by Zoom
Meetings are recorded and available later in our Zoom Archive.

Click this blue link to register for October and receive the Zoom meeting link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsduGspjIjHNOKPgyToJEDvXwiAVKmAkvY

THE OCTOBER 5th PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE:

  •       Demystifying CodeRED and the CodeRED App. Learn the differences between the County’s CodeRED system, the CodeRED App for mobile devices, and other alerts you may receive.
    •    Paul Cummings, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services
    •    Susan Rogers, Coalition Steering Committee
  •       Telecom Resiliency During PSPS Events – Andrew Wilkinson, Nevada County Fiber
  •       South County Shaded Fuel Break – Jamie Jones, Fire Safe Council

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Below is what we covered LAST MONTH in our September Special Meeting. Click the blue "Zoom Archive" link above to watch the recording.         

  • River Fire & Bennett Fire Recap with Cal Fire's Jim Mathias & Sheriff Raymond Kress
  • Ready Nevada County Dashboard and Zonehaven Evacuation Map - Lt. Bob Jakobs
  • A Show-and-Tell Review of the best how-to resources on the Coalition website will precede these 5-minute videos:
    • Cal Fire Chief Matt Wallen on Before You Walk Out the Door
    • retired firefighter Christopher Reilly on What to Wear When Evacuating
    • Cal Fire Chief Jim Mathias on What if You Are Trapped in Your Car or On Foot
  • Q&A -- ask your questions for the experts                

Who's Who of Frequent Coalition Speakers and Presenters

  • Terry McMahan, Nevada County Consolidated Fire
  • Patrick Mason, Deputy Fire Marshal, NC Consolidated Fire
  • Jim Mathias, Division Chief North Operations, Cal Fire
  • Matt Wallen, Battalion Chief, Cal Fire
  • Jamie Jones, Executive Director, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
  • Donn Thane, Chairman of Board, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
  • Caleb Dardick, Projects Administrator, NC Executive Office
  • Paul Cummings, Program Manager, NC OES
  • Jenn Tamo, Sr. Admin Analyst, NC OES
  • Lt. Bob Jakobs, Emergency Operations Coordinator, NCSO, OES
  • Sgt. Ray Kress, Law Enforcement Mutual Aid & SAR Coordinator, NCSO
  • Kristen Cook, Steering Committee, NCCFWC
  • Jeff Peach, Steering Committee, IT guru, NCCFWC
  • Bob Long, Steering Committee, Evacuation Working Group, NCCFWC
  • Christopher Reilly, Evacuation Working Group, NCCFWC
  • Susan Rogers, Steering Committee, Real Estate Working Group, NCCFWC
  • Scott Beesley, Chair, NCCFWC
  • Virginia Gompertz – Steering Committee, Coalition Secretary & Insurance Working Group, NCCFWC
  • Pat Leach, Fire Safe Councill Firewise Coordinator

Acronym Key - What does THAT mean?

  • BLM - Bureau of Land Management
  • CO 2463 - County Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance (right to extend 100 feet beyond property line & rural road rules 10-10-15)
  • Cal Fire - California 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
  • SAR - Search and Rescue
  • THP - Timber Harvest Plan