Fire Safety

Prepare for Wildfires

In Nevada County, we live with the imminent and widespread threat of wildfire.

ready set go handbook
text 99411 for code red alerts

Defensible Space Checklist

Use this list to to bring your property into compliance with
Nevada County’s Hazardous Vegetation Abatement Ordinance.

A More Fire-Resistant Property

Watch PG&E’s video series that provides easy and affordable steps to better prepare for wildfires.

Wildfire Risk Reduction

Increase your wildfire safety. Make simple low-cost changes to your home and landscape starting today.

Fire Safety Around Your Home

BBQ & Outdoor Grilling Safety

A grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Follow these simple tips to keep you safe.

Campfire Safety Tips

Campfire accidents send thousands of people to emergency rooms with burn injuries every year.

How to Handle Oily Rags

Rags soaked in oil-based paints, stains, and varnishes can ignite on their own. They can start a fire if not handled carefully.

Fireworks Safety

It is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year.

Backyard Chicken Coop Safety

Protect your flock from the tragedy of fire. Choose light bulbs that have covers. This will protect them from dirt, moisture, and breaking.

Barn Safety Checklist

Keep your farm animals safe from fire. Make sure heat lamps and space heaters are kept a safe
distance from anything that can burn.

Fire Safety in Your Home

Cooking Safety

Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. By following
a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.

Pets and Fires

Pets are curious. They may bump into, turn on, or knock over cooking equipment. Keep pets away from stoves and countertops.

Electrical Safety

Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across
doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for
temporary use.

Candles and Fires

Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home
fires — and home fire deaths.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small
fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.

Smoke Detectors

Working smoke
alarms give you early warning so you can
get outside quickly

Heating Equipment

Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

Electrical Portable Space Heaters

Keep the heater at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn, including people.

Wood Stoves

Have your chimney and stove inspected and cleaned by a certified
chimney sweep every fall just before heating season.