Creating defensible space around your home is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of property damage from fire. But do you know which vegetation can stay and which should go?
Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering free Fire Safety Defensible Space Inspections. Fire inspectors assess fire safety hazards around your home and can advise you on the best way to create defensible space and harden your home against fire. Inspectors from Nevada County OES are available to perform fire inspections for any Nevada County resident.
Requesting an inspection of your property or neighborhood is simple. Just fill out Nevada County’s Fire Inspection Request form on the County’s website.
Many fire districts also perform fire inspections for residents within their district. Residents can find their designated fire district through Nevada County’s MyNeighborhood Maps.
For more information on emergency preparedness and fire safety, take a look at the 18-19 Fire Season Guide, visit CalFire’s Ready for Wildfire website, find community resources from the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, and don’t forget to sign yourself and your family up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts online or by calling 211 to sign up over the phone.