Free defensible space advisory training offered |

Free defensible space advisory training offered

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) is offering a free two day training session for their Defensible Space Advisor Program 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18-19. The first day of the session is classroom style learning with various instructors. No previous experience is necessary and the public is invited to learn more about wildfire safety in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Students will learn about implementing defensible space, vegetation models in our area, wildfire behavior, forest health, Firewise landscaping techniques, homeowner’s insurance issues, emergency notifications, planning for evacuation and establishing Firewise Communities/USA.

Featured speakers include Jeff Dunning with Allstate Insurance, Stephanie Wagner with UC Master Gardeners, Matt Wallen, Battalion Chief with Cal Fire, and Dennis Cassella, retired Emergency Services. The multi-media presentations include a dramatic short film of the evacuation of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire.

The second day of the training session applies the classroom learning in a field environment where instructors will make specific recommendations on how to best mitigate wildfire for defensible space and forest health.

To enroll in the class or request a visit at your home, visit http://www.areyou or contact the FSCNC at (530) 272-1122.

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