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The Yuba Watershed Protection and Fire Safe Council is pleased to share a newly formed program, the Wildfire Mitigation Review Program. This is a free program designed to provide an on-site review, when requested, of resident homes and property. The purpose of this review is to assess the homes current level of wildfire preparation and to make recommendations on actions that will reduce risk to fire.

Property Reviews will be scheduled upon request.  This Wildfire Mitigation Review will be conducted by a trained advisor volunteer.  The review will include access route clearance and signage, home hardening upgrades, and defensible space fuel reduction treatments.:

A review form has been designed to assist the volunteers and the residents.  Following training, volunteers will initially go out in pairs to meet residents and review their homes and landscape.

If you are interested in learning how best to improve the likelihood of your home surviving a wildfire and/or you would like to volunteer some of your time, and knowledge, to help advise fellow Yuba County residents, please contact either of the following:

Volunteer Review Advisor Training Program: Volunteer Training will occur periodically, with a target frequency of twice per year.  Volunteer Advisors will receive 4-6 hours of classroom training followed by a site review of two sample properties. We will discuss how to help property owners prioritize fire-safe improvements to both their home and their landscape.

Contact Gary Fildes for Advisor Training:

gfildes@yubafiresafe.org

Contact Jeanene Upton to schedule a Review:

Jupton@yubafiresafe.org