Prepare for Wildfires
In Nevada County, we live with the imminent and widespread threat of wildfire.
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.
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 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.
Check electrical cords to make sure they are not running across
doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are intended for
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.
alarms give you early warning so you can
get outside quickly
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.
Have your chimney and stove inspected and cleaned by a certified
chimney sweep every fall just before heating season.