Firewise Community

Thank you to all GCHNA neighbors
who keep your property as fire-safe as possible!

 

GCHNA IS A RECOGNIZED FIRESAFE COMMUNITY

Help is needed yearly from residents for continued qualification.

To continue to qualify as a Firewise Community, each year we are required to report on the ongoing work that residents do to reduce wildfire risks, while addressing the areas identified in the community wildfire assessment plan. We must must annually submit a renewal to maintain our “in good standing” status.

 

Our community’s effort to reduce wildfire risk each calendar year is reflected in the risk reduction investment of all the hours worked and dollars spent on our properties.

 

For our certificate renewal in 2023, 105 households, plus Nevada City and the BYLT submitted forms on behalf of our neighborhood. All together we reported $645,000 in cash expenditures. The credit we received for hours spent was $2,360,000. Grand total: $3,005,000!

 

This contribution demonstrates the strong commitment of our community to create defensible space and reduce the threat of wildfire. Mitigation totals reported by GCHNA and other local Firewise communities help in getting “in-kind” grants for Nevada County.

 

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HELPFUL INFORMATIONAL LINKS

 

Download the 2023 Risk Assessment Report. Thanks to all who submitted risk assessment forms to help us complete this required report!

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Download a map of fire hydrants in our neighborhood.

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View GCHNA’s 2021 Three-Year Firewise Community Action Plan

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Firewise Information Packet Download the digital version of the prepared by the GCHNA Firewise committee. Request a hard copy by contacting your Neighborhood Rep.

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Sign up forCode Red
Nevada County’s Emergency Alert System

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Nevada County Coalition of Firewise Communities
Education Resources Click Here

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Ready Nevada County Evacuation Zones Click Here

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Find and know your Zone Click Here

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Ready Set Go Handbook View/Download

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Nevada County Fire Safe Council Click Here

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California Fire Safe Council Click Here

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2022-2023 Wildfire Season Preparedness Guide View/Download

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YubaNet Click Here

Download the
2023 Certificate of Recognition from the National Firewise Program
, (effective until 12/31/24) certifying that the Greater Cement Hill Neighborhood has completed the program’s annual requirements, and is a participating site in good standing. This certificate may be helpful or useful to give to your home insurance provider.

FIREWISE COMMITTEE

If you would like to join this very important GCHNA committee as a team member, click here for more information.

 

~ ANNUAL ~
Firesafe Mitigation Forms
are due on or before
November 1st.

Use the form as a guide as you perform defensible space work on your property this year, and then submit by mail or online.

You do not have to be a GCHNA Member to submit a Firesafe Mitigation Form.

Download the form
and mail to GCHNA
(or use as a worksheet
before filling it out online)

~~ OR ~~

CLICK HERE
to submit the form online.

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