The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County has been struggling to keep their community chipping program going. Council Director, Joanne Drummond says the grant they received from Air Quality has expired and they have exhausted that funding. She says the council has been keeping the chipping program on the road by pulling funds out of the general balance from past donations and fundraising events, but, they’ve also had some mechanical setbacks.
“We recently had out transmission go out and I want to thank Mills Transmission for helping us with that a little bit. They gave us some credit back on some work that we had done last time. So it is on the road and with people continuing to contribute, we will keep it active.”
There are different levels of membership to the FireSafe Council from a road association membership for people working together to clear their evacuation routes to sustaining memberships for $49 a year that will get you priority service for chipping within two weeks. For the application for chipping or for membership visit the website are you fire safe dot com. The Firesafe Council of Nevada County is a non-profit organization with a mission to make communities safe from wildfire. They provide direct landowner education and assistance programs including the popular drive by chipping service and free defensible space clearing for low income seniors and disabled.