Allstate Insurance Foundation supports Firewise Communities
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is continuing its ongoing partnership with the Allstate Insurance Foundation to establish Firewise Communities in Nevada County. The Allstate Insurance Foundation has donated $15,000 in funding to support the council’s program to create nationally recognized Firewise Communities and to assist low-income seniors and physically disabled persons create wildfire defensible space.
“Allstate Insurance is committed to California and we are proud to support the efforts of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County. They are an outstanding organization and truly make a difference in our community,” said Jeff Dunning, local Allstate Insurance agent and director of the Fire Safe Council.
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is a non-profit local volunteer organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire prevention education, fire break clearing projects and creating Firewise Communities. Nevada County now has 12 certified Firewise Communities, including Lake Wildwood Association, Lake of the Pines Association, Mountain Lakes Estates Homeowners Association, Banner Mountain Homeowners Association, Tahoe-Donner Association, Greater Cement Hill Neighborhood Association, Greater Alta Sierra Firewise Community, Golden Oaks Homeowners Association and Rattlesnake Ridge Estates. There are two more in the process of becoming nationally recognized Firewise Communities.
For education and assistance on creating effective defensible space, or to learn more about wildfire behavior and the best available science-based mitigation techniques, contact the Fire Safe Council at 530-272-1122 or visit http://www.areyoufiresafe.com. To learn more about The Allstate Foundation visit http://www.allstatefoundation.org.
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