2-Day Training Session

A 2-day training session regarding defensible space, will be held October 30, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m.

Learn how to comply with the defensible space law in California, and ensure properties will be insurable in the Wildland Urban Interface.

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?

Building Materials

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:

Defensible Space & Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Hazard Trees

Access

Fire Department Response and Hydrants

Valuable Information for Assistance!

Local Contractors

Fire Safe Chipping Program

Assistance for Low Income Seniors/Disabled

Firewise Communities USA®

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