Fire Safe assistance offered for special needs citizens |

Fire Safe assistance offered for special needs citizens

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is offering fire safe clearing assistance to low-income seniors and physically disabled residents of Nevada County at no cost. The Special Needs Assistance Program provides defensible space clearing to qualified residents who are both physically and financially unable to create and maintain their property to meet defensible space requirements under state law.

Applicants are required to qualify for the service either as a senior citizen — older than 65 — or through medical disability. All applicants must meet income guidelines established by the federal government for Nevada County. The program provides up to eight hours of service for new clients and four hours of service for clients receiving prior assistance. Service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis after applicants qualify. With wildfire season just around the corner, now is the time to apply for help.

“Many citizens in our community are in need of help with their defensible space.” said Fire Safe Council Executive Director Joanne Drummond. “We’re pleased to be able to offer this important service for those in need.”

Funding for the Special Needs Assistance Program is provided in part by The Allstate Foundation. Allstate has been one of the longest partners of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County for nearly 20 years by providing grant funding and local expertise on insurance issues through agent Jeff Dunning serving on the board of directors.

For more information about creating defensible space or the programs offered to assist landowners by the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County visit or phone 530-272-1122.

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