May 20 2011
The Nevada Fire Safe Council serves 130 communities throughout the State of Nevada and in the Lake Tahoe Basin, including portions of Eldorado County and Placer County, California.
What’s HOT at the Fire Safe Council:
- Become a member of the Nevada Fire Safe Council – You may now join the Nevada Fire Safe Council or renew your existing membership online. Click here for our online membership application form, or if you prefer to pay by check, click here for a printable version
- Community Biomass collection sites –
- Tahoe Basin Residents interested in the 5-Step Defensible Space Rebate Program – Click here for more information.
- Educational events and community events may be happening in your neighborhood! The Fire Safe Council Community Calendar has events scheduled throughout the Winter and into Spring. Check back frequently for updates. Feel free to contact staff if you would like an event posted.
In the spring of 1999, a broad coalition of concerned Nevadan’s endorsed the creation of an independent, membership organization focused on reducing the fire risk and increasing the survivability of at-risk communities. This endorsement and the organizational support that followed gave birth to the Nevada Fire Safe Council. For the first two years the Council struggled and suffered financial starvation. In January 2002, following the passage of the National Fire Plan, the Nevada Fire Safe Council received its first sizable grant. These funds allowed the hiring of an executive director and provided support for education and fuel reduction in two high-risk communities. Utilizing its combined expertise, resources and volunteer efforts of more than 5000 members in 125 chapters, the Fire Safe Council fulfills its mission to preserve natural and man-made resources throughout Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin by mobilizing all Nevadans to make their homes, neighborhoods and communities fire safe.
- To create an organization that serves as a bridge between fire services and public agencies, and communities threatened by wildfire.
- To focus the new organization’s activities on creating a network of local community support, and
- To provide assistance to threatened communities to 1. Improve resident’s understanding of the fire threat and accept personal responsibility for some level of community protection, 2. Identify and rate the risks and hazards, 3. Develop and prioritize mitigation projects, and 4. Procure funding assistance to implement mitigation measures.