Cascade Shores receives national firewise community award |

Cascade Shores receives national firewise community award

The community of Cascade Shores outside of Nevada City has achieved the Firewise Communities award from the National Fire Protection Association for its efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes and landscape to wildfire.

The Firewise Communities/USA program honors those who proactively address the wildfire hazard across the landscape. The process begins by forming a committee, completing a community wildfire hazard assessment, developing an action plan to implement recommendations, investing in fire prevention activities and hosting a community education event.

Firewise Communities retain their certification by filing a report of ongoing activities on an annual basis.

“Going beyond the minimum requirements of defensible space as required by law will help our residents change fire behavior as it approaches their community. Working together, we are helping to protect the forest environment we treasure from catastrophic wildfire,” said Firewise Committee Member Joan Hardy.

The Fire Safe Council aids communities in Nevada County in attaining the national Firewise Communities/USA certification.

To learn more, visit,, contact the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at 530-272-1122 or online at

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