Special Events

Special events sponsored and/or supported by the Office of Emergency Services and open to the public to attend.

  1. 2019-09-16

    Red Flag Warning is Cancelled for Strong Winds and Low Humidity

    The National Weather Service in Reno has cancelled the Red Flag Warning for Eastern Nevada County. Humidity has increased across northeastern California and far northwest Nevada this morning with the approaching cold front. Read on...
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    Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00 AM Sunday to 2:00 PM PDT Monday for Eastern Nevada County

    Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00 AM Sunday to 2:00 PM PDT Monday due to strong winds and low humidity for Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra, and Eastern Nevada Counties... Read on...
  3. 2019-09-11_142028

    US National Weather Service Reno Nevada Issued Fire Weather Watch

    US National Weather Service Reno Nevada has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 1:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon through 8:00 AM Monday morning. Read on...
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    Open House Hosted for Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

    Board of Supervisors Heidi Hall, Sue Hoek, Dan Miller and Office of Emergency Services joined CAL FIRE and the Fire Safe Council at a community open house designed to share information about the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project. Read on...
  5. 8-28-2019 Red Flag Warning (1)

    Red Flag Warning in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday

    The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 8 AM to 8 PM PDT Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. Read on...
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    Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

    County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services is offering free residential green waste disposal in Floriston, September 28th and 29th, from 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. to encourage residents to implement defensible space around the home. Read on...
  7. 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...
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    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...
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    Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Morning through Friday Night

    The National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Valley and Foothills for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday August 14th to 10:00 P.M. Friday August 16th. Read on...
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    Countywide Emergency Alert Test, August 15th at 10:00 a.m.

    County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services will issue a test of the Code RED emergency alert system August 15th, at 10:00 a.m. PST. All Nevada County residents are advised to prepare by registering for Code RED emergency alerts. Read More
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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    "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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. Poster for Green Waste Volunteer Training May 23rd

    Final Volunteer Training for Green Waste Program May 23rd

    The final volunteer training for the FREE Residential Green Waste Disposal Program will take place Thursday, May 23rd, from 7:00-8:00 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue. Read on...
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    2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbooks Mailed for Wildfire Preparedness Week

    The Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived in mailboxes across the county. Created by the Office of Emergency Services, in collaboration with partners to help households prepare for wildfire, it serves as a one stop place for all fire preparedness needs. Read on...
  25. Green Waste Stellar Success (1)

    Free Residential Green Waste Opening Weekend a Stellar Success

    Free Residential Green Waste Disposal launched last weekend at 6 sites in Nevada County. More than 60 tons of green waste were collected, and community participation exceeded expectations. This program runs Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-4pm in May. Read on...
  26. Volunteer Training May 9th

    Volunteer Training for FREE Green Waste Program May 9th

    Do you have 4 hours to gift on weekends in May to help the community achieve defensible space? Free Green Waste volunteer training is May 9th, from 7-8pm @ 950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City. Please join us! Register here: http://bit.ly/GreenWasteVolunteer …. Read on...
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    May 5th: Free Green Waste Disposal @ Fairgrounds ONLY

    The first day of Free Green Waste Disposal was a smashing success. The program was so popular all disposal containers filled at six locations by midday. The Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 8, is the only location that will be open on Sunday, May 5th. Read on...
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    Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Starts May 4th

    Starting this weekend, free residential green waste disposal will be offered at 6 different locations in Western Nevada County. The residential green waste disposal sites will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this month. Read on...
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    Children's Health and Wildfire Safety Carnival

    May 4th, from 12 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Nevada County, Fire Safe Council, and Kiwanis are partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wildfire Safety Carnival. All families are welcome to attend this FREE event. Read on...
  30. News Flash

    Free Residential Green Waste Disposal

    In an unprecedented collaborative effort The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, with support from County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and Waste Management, is offering free residential green waste disposal options for the month of May. Read on...
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    Wildfire Speaker Series: Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space

    March 25th, 6:00 p.m. at the Rood Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services presents Fire Resistant Homes & Defensible Space, the second in a four-part speaker series designed to educate and inspire the community to prepare for fire season. Read on...
  32. Monthly Wildfire Preparedness Speaker Series

    Are you curious about how to better prepare for wildfire in Nevada County? Attend the monthly Wildfire Preparedness Speaker Series workshops at the Rood Center to learn more. Read on...
  33. Wilder than Wild News Flash

    Free Wildfire Film Screening and Discussion Panel March 6th

    Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 6, for a free public screening of Fire and Forest Health: Your Tahoe National Forest alongside the timely Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forest and the Future, with a panel discussion with local agencies to follow. Read on...
  34. Funding Available for Homes Damaged in 2017 Lobo and McCourtney Fires

    Nevada County recently received funding to assist low income home owners who sustained damages to their homes in the 2017 fires. These funds can be used to assist with repairs and replacement of damaged or loss homes due to the devastating wildfires. Read on...
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    Community Leaders Gather for Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting

    Thursday, February 7th, the County hosted a Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting, gathering nearly 70 community leaders from local, state and federal agencies and organizations to increase community resilience to wildfire. Read on...