Coalition of Firewise Communities 

 Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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

  • Neighborhood Radios: Stay Connected During Emergencies. 
    Learn how & why Firewise Communities are launching their own grass-roots radio network solution, featuring case studies from Nevada County Firewise Communities with key learnings & tips for success.

  • ALL INTERESTED RESIDENTS are invited to attend in person - both FWC representatives and members of the public. (This is a new policy we're trying until we get back to standing-room-only again).
  • Firewise Community leaders who find it difficult to attend in person, such as those in Truckee, 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.

Esterly Hall at the Nevada County Board of Realtors
336 Crown Point Circle (off Whispering Pines)
Grass Valley, CA 95945

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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