Office of Emergency Services

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  1. Emergency Preparedness Materials Available at Libraries, Police and Fire Stations

    This summer, OES will be at the Nevada City First Friday Artwalk, the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market, and the Nevada County Fair to help residents prepare for wildfire. While out on the town or on Treat Street, stop by the OES booth to learn more. Read on...
  2. Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

    As fires like the Dixie and Tamarack burn nearby, a community conversation around wildfire, evacuation and emergency alert notifications has resurfaced. Residents are asking, ‘how will I know if I need to evacuate?’ Read on...
  3. Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday & Sunday at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley Library

    National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County Friday at noon through Monday evening. Cooling Centers will open at the Grass Valley & Penn Valley libraries from 11am - 7pm on Saturday & Sunday. Read on...
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Responsibilities & Overview

The Office of Emergency Services (OES) is responsible for coordinating with County departments, municipalities, key stakeholders, and special districts to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all disasters. OES designs and conducts simulated disaster response exercises, evaluates emergency staff training, creates evacuation strategies, and maintains the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a state of readiness. OES also educates the community on preparedness, facilitates stakeholder collaboration, and seeks additional funding through grants and strategic partnerships.

The OES Team


OES Program Manager
Oversees department strategy, staff, planning and county-wide emergency readiness.

Phone: (530) 265-1515


Emergency Operations Coordinator
Manages the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), including training, guiding, and equipping its personnel, as well as coordinates evacuation planning and public safety efforts.

Phone: (530) 265-7012


Administrative Analyst
Coordinates community engagement, develops grant applications, and supports the Emergency Operations Center.

Phone: (530) 470-2521

Contact Numbers


Dial 911

General Information:

(530) 265-1515

Request a Defensible Space Inspection: 

(530) 470-2727

Request a guest speaker
for your group or event:

(530) 470-2521

Assistance registering for
CodeRED emergency alerts:

Dial 211 or 1-833-DIAL211

Questions about becoming a Firewise Community, contact:

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County: (530) 272-1122 or

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CodeRED is a high-speed mass notification system designed to keep you safe in the event of an emergency. This service allows us to deliver emergency or time-sensitive messages to you via text, email, landline, cell phone, RSS, social media, or a mobile application push. CodeRED alerts will display as originating from 866-419-5000 on your caller ID. If you missed any of the message details, you can also dial the number back to hear the complete message.

Register for CodeRED Emergency Alerts here. 

Click here for frequently asked questions about CodeRED Emergency Alerts.

Lean how to optimize CodeRED for your home here. 

Ready Nevada County Round is part of The Office of Emergency Services. 

Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Town Hall

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Bark Beetle Information

Find resources and local services to help you prepare for bark beetles near your home or property.

Critical Emergency Notifications

Register your cell phone to receive critical emergency notifications.

2017-2018 Fire Season Guide 

Prepare for fire season this year with our Fire Season Guide and Fire Evacuation Guide.

Forest Insights: Using Past to Reshape Future

US Forest Service created an informational video on new treatments to make forests resilient to fire. Check it out here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find frequently asked questions for the Office of Emergency Services.

Mitigation Plan

Nevada County and partner agencies Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee and several special districts have received FEMA approval on the 2017 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) 

There are currently no active alerts from the NTAS.


Nevada County OES on Facebook 

Please check out our Facebook page to see upcoming events and connect with the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services.

Nevada County OES on Twitter 

Please check out our Twitter account to see upcoming events and connect with the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services.

Nevada County Weather

National Weather Service for Nevada City and Truckee.