Burn Permits Required As of May 1st!

Escaped residential debris burns continue to be a leading cause of fire suppression calls in Nevada County. Learning to safely and cleanly burn vegetation debris helps to minimize smoke emissions and allows firefighters time to respond to true emergencies. It is your responsibility to know and follow local and state burning regulations. Failure to follow these regulations is a misdemeanor offense and you may be fined and prosecuted for the expense of containing a wildfire.

Visit the Fire Safe Council website to:

A Letter to our Firewise Community

Dear Firewise Communities/USA® Program participant,

On behalf of the entire Firewise Program team, we’re excited to announce that the California Insurance Commissioner has approved a set of rate changes submitted by USAA Insurance for their members living in active Firewise Communities/USA® locations throughout California. The homeowner insurance premium discount of 5% will be extended to policy holders living in an active Firewise community.

Below are links to the California Department of Insurance press release, NFPA’s press release, and a post from our Fire Break blog:




We hope you’ll share this news with your community’s residents and consider posting it on your website, in your newsletter and on your social media platforms.

Let us know if we can provide any additional information or answer questions.


Cathy Prudhomme
Community Outreach Program Manager – NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division
(O) 303-736-8461
(C) 720-883-4627
6855 South Havana Street, Suite 180
Centennial, CO 80112