Cost Share. Cost Share Agreements. Authority and process outlined in cooperative agreement. Authority to negotiate agreement outlined in the parent agreement. Should be fair and be able to stand the red face test!.
Nevada’s wildland fire agencies work collaboratively through our Master Agreement.
The agreement assures this effort through the formation of the NEVADA FIRE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Vision & Authority
(a) Supervise or coordinate all forest/woodland and watershed fire control on state- and privately-owned lands, in Nevada, working with federal, county, local governments and private citizens and private associations.
(b) Administer all fire control laws in Nevada outside of townsite boundaries.
(c) Assist and encourage creating legally constituted fire protection districts where they are needed and offer guidance and advice in their operation.
(d) Designate high hazard forest/woodland areas of the state requiring regulations on roofing materials. Reference NRS 472.100
(e) Adopt and enforce regulations relating to standards for fire retardant roofing materials used in the above designated areas.
(f) Establish a radio cache within each region for the purpose of emergency response.
(g) Grant administration for fire prevention, fire control, and training of fire fighters to fire departments and colleges / universities.
Enforce Uniform Fire Code (UFC) regarding clearance of vegetation around structures within designated high hazard forest/woodland areas including any land within ½-mile radius surrounding such an area. Reference 472.040 (d)
Does not reference fire control specifically. However for the purpose of impacts by fire NRS 472.043 does reference maintaining and restoring forest/woodland and watersheds that once accomplished would be fire adaptive healthy ecosystems as referenced in “A Collaborative Approach for Reducing Wildland Fire Risks to Communities and the Environment” and the associated “10-Year Comprehensive Strategy and Implementation Plan.”
Non-NDF Districted Lands
State Fire Protection Program
Allows for Interlocal Contracts between Public Agencies (NRS 277.180) specifically to federal agencies to reimburse each other for emergency response support for protection from fire.
Allows for Interlocal Contracts between Public Agencies (NRS 277.180) specific to counties and fire protection districts for funding the protection from unwanted wildfire.
Allows exchange zones specifically to federal agencies and to fund or reimburse each other for protection from fire. Requires an Interlocal Contracts between Public Agencies (NRS 277.180).
Notice of standards and the enforcement of fire retardant roofing materials in areas designated as high hazard. Reference NRS 472.040 (d) and (e).
Any landowner within NDF jurisdiction shall eliminate and remove a fire hazard when directed to do so by NDF.
Note: * NDF jurisdiction shall constitute those lands outside townsite boundaries and legally constituted fire protection districts. Reference 472.040 (b) and (c).
Provides counties the authority, by petition of the landowner’s to form a fire protection district administered by the State Forester Firewarden for the protection of watershed and forest/woodland.
The State Forester Firewarden by assessment and the presence for the need of watershed and forest/woodland protection may establish a fire protection district for certain lands. Lands owned or controlled by the federal government or any agency of the federal government are excluded. Lands within the exterior boundaries of any incorporated city are also excluded from NDF jurisdictional fire protection districts.
NRS 473.030 and 473.031:
Upon receipt of notice the county commissioners through formal resolution publishes the intent to form the NDF Fire Protection District.
NRS 473.032 to 473.036:
Establishes, excludes, includes and adjusts the formal boundaries to the fire protection district.
NRS 473.034 formally establishes the NDF fire protection district.
Established the board of directors to the fire protection district.
NRS 473.050 and NRS 473.060:
Identified the day to day operational funding for the fire protection district.
Also reference NRS 472.090, funding requirements of a district coordinator (Fire Protection Officer).
Allows for activity prohibition or restrictions to be placed during periods that conditions exist that create a high risk of fire.
NRS 473.070 to 473.090:
Identifies the liability, debt collection and penalty towards unwanted fire within the fire protection district.
Any landowner within NDF fire protection districts shall eliminate and remove a fire hazard when directed to do so by the board of fire commissioners.
Enforce Uniform Fire Code (UFC) regarding clearance of vegetation around structures within a NDF fire protection district (NRS 473.034