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  1. JLCEM 11.30.2020

    Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Advocates for Rural Counties at Legislative Hearing

    On Monday, the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management met to address Emergency Response to Disasters. Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Program Manager, Paul Cummings, testified to the unique challenges faced by rural counties. Read on...
  2. NSJ Town Hall YouTube

    Now Available: North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

    In case you missed it, a recording of the November 19 North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall is now available! Read on...
  3. Nevada County SatRunner (1)

    Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

    Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult. Thanks to funding from a Federal Homeland Security Grant, the Sheriff’s Office now has a device which provides critical cellular and WiFi communications via satellite. Read on...
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    Thursday, Nov. 19 North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

    You are invited! Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts. Read on...
  5. winter_travel_safety_tips

    Nevada County OES Offers Free Sandbags and Winterizing Tips

    Being Ready Nevada County, means being ready for anything. Winter weather is here and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at four locations. Read on...
  6. CAL_FIRE_logo_large

    Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

    Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, at 8:00 AM the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension. Read on...
  7. Square Melody Rd AFTER

    Local Homeowners Organize and Receive $51,000 to Be Ready for Wildfire

    On the edge of Western Nevada County lies a community who is taking fire mitigation into their own hands. The Big Oak Street Tenders, Inc., located in Smartsville, formed two years ago to collectively maintain 22 miles of overgrown private roadway. Read on...
  8. SJR_TownHall-1200x640-v2

    North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

    Join us for an important conversation with District Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts. Read on...
  9. NC-PPE-350x350-v3

    No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

    The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitizer at no cost. Read on...
  10. RFW 8PM 10/15 to 5PM 10.27

    Red Flag Warning, Extreme Fire Weather and PSPS Event Sunday-Tuesday

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Sunday evening, 10/25, through Tuesday evening, 10/27. Residents are encouraged to remain Ready Nevada County for both extreme fire conditions and a PSPS event. Read on...
  11. 10-13-2020 RedFlagWarning

    Red Flag Warning in Effect from 5 AM Wednesday to 11 AM Friday

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 5:00 AM Wednesday October 14 – 11:00 AM Friday October 16, 2020. PG&E has also announced plans for a PSPS which may impact 224 customers in Nevada County on Wednesday. Read on...
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    "Ready Nevada County: Ready, Set, Go!" Interview Requests

    Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, the Nevada County Sheriff's Office and FREED are collaborating on a short film to help our community become and stay Ready Nevada County. Read on...
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    Ready Nevada County is a County Government Experience Winner 2020

    Ready Nevada County is the recipient of a County Government Experience Award that recognizes a single focus area and can include more than one channel of interaction.
  14. PGE PSPS 9.25.20

    PG&E Announces a Potential Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for Nevada County on Sunday

    PG&E began its one-day advance notifications where they may need to proactively turn power off to reduce the risk of wildfire from energized power lines. The potential PSPS starting early Sunday morning could impact 7,260 Nevada County PG&E customers. Read on...
  15. RNC RFW 9.26.20

    Red Flag Warning Saturday evening through Monday evening

    The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Saturday evening through Monday evening for critical fire weather. PG&E has also announced plans for a PSPS in Nevada County starting early Sunday morning. Read on...
  16. OES - Comunity Resource Center PSPS

    PSPS Community Resource Centers

    PG&E and Nevada County have opened Community Resource Centers to support residents during the Public Safety Power Shutoff events. Read on...
  17. Recovery Resource Center graphic

    Jones Fire Recovery - Resource Fair Today

    OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center today to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery. Read on...
  18. OES - Comunity Resource Center PSPS

    PSPS Community Resource Centers

    PG&E and Nevada County to open Community Resource Centers to support residents during the Public Safety Power Shutoff events. Read on...
  19. PGE PSPS Sept 2020

    PG&E Plans for Widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff

    Amid Extreme Heat, Forecasted Offshore Dry Wind Event Means PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in Portions of 21 Counties, Mostly in the Sierra Foothills Read on...
  20. Red Flag 10PM Monday thru 8AM Wednesday

    Red Flag Warning

    The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. This means critical fire weather conditions for Nevada County due to gusty winds and low humidity. Read on...
  21. Jones Fire Recovery Resource Center - NewsFlash

    Jones Fire Recovery: On the Path Forward

    OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery. Read on...
  22. Jones Fire - NewsFlash (5)

    Jones Fire Virtual Town Hall on Friday, August 28th

    Join us from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28th for a Town Hall to debrief on the Jones Fire. Read on...
  23. Relief Fund

    Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors

    “Wildfire Relief & Recovery” Campaign will run from August 22nd through Labor Day weekend; https://www.nevcorelief.org/donate/ Read on...
  24. Jones Fire - NewsFlash (4)

    Jones Fire at 705 acres and 30% containment Friday evening

    CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 30% containment Friday morning. All Evacuation Orders have been lifted although some road closures remain in place. Please be prepared with proof of residency to access the area. Read on...
  25. RFW 8.22.20 Photoshop Crop NewsFlash

    Prepare for Fire: Red Flag Warning Sunday into Early Next Week

    National Weather Service Sacramento has updated the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties due to the potential for thunderstorms beginning Sunday-Monday with little to no rainfall. Read on...
  26. Jones Fire - NewsFlash (3)

    Jones Fire at 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening

    CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening. Read on...
  27. Jones Fire - NewsFlash (2)

    Jones Fire at 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening

    CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening. Several areas to the south of the fire that were previously under evacuation orders are now downgraded to an evacuation warning only. Read on...
  28. Wildfire Smoke Impacts Sacramento Region

    Smoke from Several Wildfires Burning in Northern California is Impacting the Sacramento Region

    Smoke from several wildfires burning in Northern California is impacting the Sacramento region. Exposure to fine particulate matter in smoke can headaches, nausea, shortness of breath, and coughing especially among sensitive populations. Read on...
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    Jones Fire at 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening

    CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening. The Evacuation Warning for the areas south of Ridge Road and Rough and Ready Highway has been lifted. Read on...
  30. Jones Fire - NewsFlash

    Jones Fire Prompts Evacuations of Nearly Four Thousand Residents; Reminder to Stay Ready

    The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 340 acres and 0% containment Monday evening. Read on...
  31. RNC Dashboard

    Ready Nevada County Dashboard

    Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything & using all tools available to prepare for & respond to emergencies in real time. The County’s Office of Emergency Services is proud to share the Ready Nevada County Dashboard. Check it out today! Read on...
  32. COOLING CENTERS NOW OPEN

    Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

    With high temperatures forecasted today and through next Thursday, the Nevada County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services are activating air-conditioned Cooling Centers in Western Nevada County. Read on...
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    Excessive Heat Warning in Western Nevada County

    Temperatures are projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. Extreme heat impacts are expected through at least next Thursday as the longest stretch of hot weather of the season is forecast. Read on...
  34. CodeRED_Survey-Sq-v2

    OES Seeks Community Feedback on CodeRED Emergency Alert Test

    August 12, 2020, the Office of Emergency Services conducted a test of the CodeRED Emergency Alert System and now they are seeking feedback. Share your experience by completing the Community Survey. Read on...
  35. Free Defensible Space Flyer Snapshot

    Defensible Space Assistance for Residents with Disabilities and Older Adults Now Available

    The Office of Emergency Services and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are partnering to provide free defensible space clearing services to 15 homeowners who are low-income seniors or individuals with disabilities. FSCNC is now accepting applications. Read on...
  36. Emergency Alert Test_sq-4

    Reminder: Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on August 12

    As peak fire season approaches, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services & the Town of Truckee are urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test on August 12. Read on...
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    Small Business Mask & Sanitizer Distribution Succeeds Thanks to Generous Nevada County Spirit

    The Nevada County spirit was on full display as volunteers from civic organizations, service groups, chambers of commerce, & local agencies banded together to support OES in providing personal protective equipment to small businesses. Read on...
  38. RNC Dashboard

    County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Launches Ready Nevada County Dashboard

    Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything & using all tools available to prepare for & respond to emergencies in real time. The County’s Office of Emergency Services is proud to share the Ready Nevada County Dashboard. Check it out today! Read on...
  39. Carhop-square

    Ready Nevada County TFF Carhop Event - July 25

    Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats. Read on...
  40. PPE_VOLUNTEER-Sq

    Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses

    The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, a 30-day supply of masks and hand sanitizer for each employee at no cost. Read on...
  41. Emergency Alert Test_sq-4

    Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification Systems Scheduled for August 12

    August 12, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are teaming up to issue simultaneous tests of the CodeRED and Nixle Everbridge Emergency Alert Systems. Read on...
  42. RFW NWS Reno 7-6-2020

    Red Flag Warning for Eastern Nevada County in Effect from 2PM to 9PM Monday, July 6

    Red Flag Warning in effect from 2PM to 9PM PDT Monday for gusty winds and low humidity for Eastern Nevada County. Read on...
  43. 4th of July CodeRED Facebook Post

    A Message from the Office of Emergency Services

    On this holiday weekend, we want to extend our gratitude to the residents of Lake Wildwood for reporting the recent fire, staying situationally aware , checking in with their emergency allies, and allowing our first responders the to do their jobs. Read on...
  44. Evac-Square-English

    The Sheriff’s Office Launches Evacuation Tag Initiative to Help Alert First Responders

    The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is providing free “EVACUATED” tags for residents to place in a highly visible place such as a door, reflective address sign, mailbox, fence, or gate as they evacuate their residence during an emergency. Read on...
  45. Excessive_Heat_Watch

    Heat Advisory in Effect from Noon Monday to 8 PM PDT Saturday

    Dangerous heat with afternoon highs between 99 and 110 for the Valley and between 95 to 105 for the Foothills. The hottest daytime temperatures will be found north of Marysville. Overnight lows in the 60s to 70s. Read on...
  46. 2020 National Association of Counties Achievement Award Winner Seal

    County of Nevada Earns National Achievement Award for Ready Nevada County Preparedness Campaign

    County of Nevada has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. Read on...
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    Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee Region

    County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) and YubaNet.com are co-hosting a virtual town hall covering topics related to wildfire prevention and preparedness in the Greater Truckee Region on Thursday, June 11 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Read on...
  48. GW-Mulch_Sq_v1

    Free Mulch Pick Up Fridays & Saturdays through June 27

    Free mulch is available on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9am-3pm through June 27 at the Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds, 10513 Spenceville Rd, Grass Valley, CA and the Rise Gold Site, 12625 Brunswick Rd, Grass Valley, CA. Read on...
  49. TownHall_PreparingforWildfire-Western-Sq

    Now Available Online: Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County Virtual Town Hall

    In case you missed it, the Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County Virtual Town Hall is avilable to watch online. Our expert panel answers questions from Nevada County residents and provides updates on each agencies' state of preparedness. Read on...
  50. TownHall_PreparingforWildfire-Western-Sq

    Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County

    Fire season is just around the corner and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is partnering with YubaNet, and local fire authorities, to host a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wildfire Preparedness and Response on May 21 from 12:00- 2:00p.m. Read on...
  51. Truckee_GreenWaste_Sq_v1

    FREE Green Waste Disposal Opportunities in Western & Eastern Nevada County

    Grant funding from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) expands free residential green waste disposal opportunities throughout the county. Read on...
  52. GreenWaste_Sq_v1

    New Grant Funding Expands Free Green Waste Disposal Countywide

    Grant funding from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District will expand free residential green waste disposal opportunities. Disposal will be available Sunday-Tuesday, with free wood chip pick up on Fridays and Saturdays, May 17- June 27. Read on...
  53. Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (7)

    Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

    In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, but related orders. Read on...
  54. StayHome_Sq-1

    Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

    Nevada County Public Health needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community. At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. Read on...
  55. Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (4)

    Nevada County Public Health Reports Third Person with Confirmed COVID-19

    The adult, who resides in Western Nevada County, recently traveled outside the country. At this time, it appears COVID-19 was acquired during international travel. California’s Stay-At-Home Order is more important than ever to help protect the community. Read on...
  56. NewsFlash - CodeRED Shelter in Place Notice

    CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

    A CodeRED Alert will go to all Nevada County residents on Tuesday morning, March 24th, to inform everyone about the requirements of California's Stay at Home Order. Those subscribed to CodeRED will receive notifications staggered throughout the morning. Read on...
  57. Coronavirus NewsFlash - 2nd Confirmed Case

    Nevada County Public Health Reports Second Person with Confirmed COVID-19

    This case appears to be a community transmission case. Community transmission is occurring in many parts of California and ­only reinforces the need for social distancing and California’s Stay-At-Home Order. Read on...
  58. Wash Hands_NewsFlash

    Nevada County Public Health Reports First Confirmed Case of COVID-19

    Nevada County is announcing its first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The person is an adult, resides in Eastern County, and has been isolated at home. Read on...
  59. Wash Hands_NewsFlash

    Nevada County Public Health Confirms 10 Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19

    Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19. The one that is currently under investigation is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nevada County. Read on...
  60. Wash Hands_NewsFlash

    Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

    Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19. There are no known cases of coronavirus in Nevada County currently. Read on...
  61. Wash Hands_NewsFlash

    No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

    Due to recent inquiries and to promote the health and safety of Nevada County residents, the Nevada County Public Health Department is closely monitoring the recent coronavirus outbreak in China. Read More
  62. Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Is Ahead of Schedule

    Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE NEU, and County of Nevada report 398 acres have been treated within Read on...
  63. OES Org Structure

    County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Continues to Grow

    In the continued spirit of Ready Nevada County, Office of Emergency Services (OES) expands capacity with new hires and aligns with key stakeholders to create initiatives ranging from Arts & Education to Senior Services to County Road fuel reduction. Read on...
  64. Work Begins on Ponderosa West Project

    Work Begins on Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Shaded Fuel Break

    Grass Valley- CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit in cooperation with Nevada County and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County began work on County of Nevada property as part of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project. Read on...
  65. CodeRED survey square

    Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Issued Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System

    On August 15th, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) conducted a test of the opt-in CodeRED emergency alert system. A substantial number of Nevada County residents registered for the notifications and received the test alert Thursday. Read on...
  66. National Weather Services Heat Advisory for Western Nevada County July 27th to July 28th 2019

    First Heat Wave of the Summer to Hit Nevada County This Weekend

    Our relatively mild summer is heating up this weekend, with temperatures projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. Read on...
  67. Senior Wood Program

    Partnership Aids Seniors in Need of of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

    The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approves the Office of Emergency Services and Gold Country Community Services (GCCS) collaboration to support seniors in need of firewood and assist homeowners with tree removal. Read on...
  68. Ponderosa West Project NewsFlash

    Supervisors Approve 3 Resolutions Moving Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Forward

    Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is moving forward with Board approval of 3 resolutions. Read on...
  69. Red Flag News Flash Graphic

    Fire Districts, OES, & Fire Safe Council Coordinate to Implement Red Flag Warning System

    In an effort to raise awareness on Red Flag Warning days, Nevada County Fire Districts, the Office of Emergency Services and the Fire Safe Council will post physical red flags to alert the community in the event of a Red Flag Warning. Read on...
  70. Be the Hero (1)play button

    "Ready Nevada County: Be The Hero!" Trailer

    With the generous support of Sierra Theaters, the talent & equipment of Nevada County Media, the spirit of our volunteer cast & crew, & the dedication of the first responders, we created a trailer to be seen throughout the summer on the big screen. Read on...
  71. BOS at CAL FIRE Station

    Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

    On June 11th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors along with County staff toured local CAL FIRE facilities to learn about the resources and current projects associated with CAL FIRE’s wildfire response within Nevada County. Read on...
  72. Burn Permits Suspended

    CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

    Warming temperatures and winds are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada County. Read on...
  73. READY, SET, GO! for Families

    Wildfire Preparedness Continues with Speaker Series: Ready, Set, Go for Families

    Monday, June 10, in the Board Chambers of the Rood Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will host Ready, Set, Go for Families, the final in a four-part, speaker series designed to educate and inspire the community to prepare for fire season. Read on...
  74. WUI Drill_

    Sunday CAL FIRE NEU Runs Wildland Urban Interface Drill

    Sunday, June 9, CAL FIRE NEU is running a Wildland Urban Interface drill in the Cement Hill, Lake Vera Purdon, and Round Mountain neighborhoods. There will be an increased presence of first responders on roadways and around homes. Read on...
  75. Ready Nevada County Logo, Wildfire Starts with You

    ReadyNevadaCounty.org Launches as Part of a Larger Community Wide Strategy

    ReadyNevadaCounty.org goes live this week as part of an innovative approach to mobilize the community to prepare for wildfire. Residents are encouraged to go online for the latest on Nevada County’s wildfire readiness strategies. Read on...
  76. READY, SET, GO! for Families

    June 10: Ready, Set, Go! for Families Wildfire Preparedness Presentation

    This event is designed to educate & inspire the community to prepare for fire season. Family-friendly presentations from Nevada County Consolidated Fire District & CAL FIRE will be followed by a Question and Answer session moderated by YubaNet. Read on...
  77. Nevada City First Friday Art Walk Mixer Graphic

    Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

    Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, & Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of mixers. The event will be a casual mix of art, socializing, & education focused on fire prevention & preparedness. Read on...