Firewise Community

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



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.



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


Download a map of fire hydrants in our neighborhood.


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


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


Sign up forCode Red
Nevada County’s Emergency Alert System


Nevada County Coalition of Firewise Communities
Education Resources Click Here


Ready Nevada County Evacuation Zones Click Here


Find and know your Zone Click Here


Ready Set Go Handbook View/Download


Nevada County Fire Safe Council Click Here


California Fire Safe Council Click Here


2022-2023 Wildfire Season Preparedness Guide View/Download


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.


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


Firesafe Mitigation Forms
will be due on or before
November 1st.

Use the form provided in the January newsletter as a guide as you perform defensible space work on your property this year.


ALERT: there will be a new online form to fill out, instead of the form we’ve used the past few years. It will be available soon, so stay tuned. Please do not mail in the form that was provided with the January 2024 newsletter.


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