The handbook was created by the County of Nevada in collaboration with partner agencies and emergency managers to help your household prepare for the possibility of wildfire. Fire is a natural aspect of our Mediterranean environment. Climate change, tree mortality, and a legacy of fire suppression have resulted in unprecedented levels of fuel load. It is not a question of if, but when the next major wildfire will occur.
The majority of Nevada County residents live in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). As much as 92% of our community is located within High and Very-High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. We are in a new era that requires a heightened level of personal responsibility. You play a vital role implementing actions that will help protect your family, neighbors, first responders, and property. Whether you live in town or deep in the woods, the valley or the mountains, rent or own – your participation in making our community safe is crucial.