Meeting Agenda

Coalition of Firewise Communities Agenda

Tuesday, August 3, 2021  5:30 pm - 7 pm on Zoom
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August Monthly Meeting Agenda                                            

  • Welcome/Opening                                                                          
  • Reminders                                                                                 
    • Sign up for Code Red
    • Bookmark the Dashboard
    • Scout Your Route!
    • Find your five emergency allies
    • Know your Zone

  • Resource of the Month                                                                   
    • Susan Rogers, Coalition Steering Committee

  • Partner Reports                                                                            
    • CalFire, Jim Mathias or Matt Wallen
    • Nevada County Consolidated Fire, Terry McMahan or Patrick Mason
    • NC Office of Emergency Services, Paul Cummings
    • Firesafe Council of Nevada County, Pat Leach

  • Education Topic:  Evacuation Survivor Stories  Moderated by Scott Beesley, Coalition Chair
    • Lobo Fire, Matt Hyatt
    • Jones Fire, Sue Hopkins
    • Camp Fire, Joanna D’Orazi
    • Dixie Fire, Colleen Milligan

  • Community Forum 

Next Meeting 5:30p Tuesday, September 7:  Annual Firewise Community Education Event


Who's Who

  • 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 Garza, Recertification Working Group, 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

  • 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
  • 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