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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Tips & Tricks for Safe Pile Burning to Reduce Fire Risk

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Mid-November, CAL FIRE NEU Unit Chief Estes lifted the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. Nevada County residents are now able to burn dry green waste on permissible burn days.

Pile burning is a necessary and efficient tool which helps r...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 1, 2020

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

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For immediate Release: December 1, 2020

Nevada City, CA—While there has been some rain recently, much of the State, including Nevada County, is in a drought and the threat of Wildfire still exists. On Monday the 30th of November, California&r...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Now Available: North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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Did you miss the North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall held on November 19? The recording of the meeting is now available!

Speakers included:

  • District IV Supervisor Hoek
  •  CAL FIRE NEU Division Chief Mathias
  •  CAL FIRE NEU Battal...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Thursday, Nov. 19 North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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You are Invited!

Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts.

Have your questions about evacuations and communication challenges answered. Learn more about how you can get inv...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Nevada County OES Offers Free Sandbags and Winterizing Tips

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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.

  • Next to the Nevada County...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

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Auburn- 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 and advises residents the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 6, 2020

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

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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. Motiva...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 4, 2020

North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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You are Invited!

Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts.

Have your questions about evacuations and communication challenges answered. Learn more about how you can get inv...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 30, 2020

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

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and han...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 23, 2020

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

RFW 8PM 10/15 to 5PM 10.27

Be Ready Nevada County

Red Flag Warning Issued: Sunday evening, October 25th, through Tuesday afternoon, October 27th

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening through...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 13, 2020

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

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning Issued: Wednesday, October 14 at 5:00 AM –Friday, October 16 at 11:00 AM

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from early Wednesday morning through Friday morni...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 6, 2020

"Ready Nevada County: Ready, Set, Go!" Interview Requests

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If you, or someone you know, is willing to participate and available the beginning of October please take the time to fill out this form.We are looking for 3 people to discuss their experiences following the Ready, Set, Go guidelines and to feature a prop...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Ready Nevada County is a County Government Experience Winner 2020

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The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its 4th annual competition, honoring U.S. governments who are leveraging innovative IT to enhance services and citizen experience during the pandemic.Nevada County- September 28,2020- Ready N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Red Flag Warning Saturday evening through Monday evening

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning IssuedSaturday, September 26 at 9pm - Monday, September 28 at 9pm

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Saturday evening through Monday evening. T...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 9, 2020

PSPS Community Resource Centers

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PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E has opened a Community Resource Center beginning at 8 a.m. and will remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be “mobi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery - Resource Fair Today

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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.

The County of N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

PSPS Community Resource Centers

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PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E will be opening a Community Resource Center beginning Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

PG&E Plans for Widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff

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FROM PG&E – Released September 7, 2020:

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Plans for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

Amid Extreme Heat, Forecasted Offshore Dry Wind Event Means PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag 10PM Monday thru 8AM Wednesday

Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning IssuedMonday September 7, 10 PM - Wednesday September 9, 8 AM

 

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. Thi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery: On the Path Forward

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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.

The County of N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Jones Fire Virtual Town Hall on Friday, August 28th

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Join us from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28th for a Town Hall to debrief on the Jones Fire. Board of Supervisors Chair Heidi Hall and District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek will introduce the Town Hall panelists. Panelists include:

  • CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Pl...
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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors

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Nevada City, CA – With only 70% of the Jones Fire contained and evacuated residents just now returning to their homes, the Nevada County Relief Fund is requesting donations to provide emergency relief to wildfire survivors. According to CAL FIRE...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 30% containment Friday evening

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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. Road closures include:

  • Jones Bar at Newtown Rd (check point for local residents)...
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Posted on: August 21, 2020

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

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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 through Monday with little to no rainfall....

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National Weather Service Sacramento Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening. There are currently 175 parcels under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire. Several residential areas outside of the fire perimeter have been reope...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening. There are currently 854 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,153 residents under an Evacuation Warning. Sev...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 19, 2020

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

Wildfire Smoke Impacts Sacramento Region

Smoke from several wildfires burning in Northern California is impacting the Sacramento region, enhancing ozone formation and increasing particle concentrations. Exposure to elevated PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in smoke) concentrations can result in ey...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Jones Fire at 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening. There are currently 4,103 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,213 residents under an Evacuation Warning. The Evacuat...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 17, 2020

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

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The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today with another 212 residents under an Evacuation Warning (potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock s...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

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 Neva...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Excessive Heat Warning in Western Nevada County

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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.

During this heat wave, the Nevada County Publ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 13, 2020

OES Seeks Community Feedback on CodeRED Emergency Alert Test

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August 12, 2020, the Office of Emergency Services conducted a test of Nevada County’s CodeRED Emergency Alert System and they seek your feedback. Share your experience by completing the emergency alert test Community Survey!

More than 150 surveys...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2020

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

Free Defensible Space Flyer Snapshot

Apply Today!

To reduce the threat of wildfire, the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) are partnering to provide free defensible space clearing services to 15 homeowners who are low-income seniors or individual...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 6, 2020

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

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As peak fire season approaches, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test scheduled for August 12. This will be a simultaneous test of the both ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Small Business Mask & Sanitizer Distribution Succeeds Thanks to Generous Nevada County Spirit

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In just 6 days, approximately 1,300 gallons of hand sanitizer and 314,000 surgical masks were given to more than 1,000 small businesses from Truckee to Penn Valley. The Nevada County spirit was on full display as volunteers from civic organizations, athle...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 28, 2020

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

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Ready Nevada County TFF Carhop Event - July 25

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oin us for a SPECIAL EDITION of our TFF Carhop as we partner with Ready Nevada County to find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too!Being Read Nevada County means being ready for anything. Office of Emergency Services is excited to pa...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses

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PPE requests must be made in advance: https://bit.ly/SmallBusinessPPERequestFormNevada City, CA—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 ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification Systems Scheduled for August 12

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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.

All Nevada County residents are advised to prepare by registering f...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 6, 2020

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

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The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 2 PM to 9 PM PDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.Affected Area: Fire Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2020

A Message from the Office of Emergency Services

4th of July CodeRED Facebook Post

On this holiday weekend, we want to extend our gratitude to the residents of Lake Wildwood and the surrounding areas for reporting the recent fire, staying situationally aware via trusted news sources like Yubanet.com, checking in with their 5 emergency a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 25, 2020

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

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 June 25, 2020, Nevada County CA—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...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 22, 2020

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

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WHAT: 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.WHERE: Sacramento ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 12, 2020

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

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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.

NACo recognized Ready Nevada County, ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee Region

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What: Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee RegionWhen: Thursday June 11, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Where: Live Zoom Event on YubaNet.com

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee Region 

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Free Mulch Pick Up Fridays & Saturdays through June 27

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Free mulch is available on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-3pm through June 27 at 

  • Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds, 10513 Spenceville Rd, Grass Valley, CA
  • Rise Gold Site, 12625 Brunswick Rd, Grass Valley, CA

Staff will be on hand to mechanically load mulch...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 27, 2020

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

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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 preparednes...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County

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Fire season is just around the corner and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with YubaNet, and local fire authorities, to host a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wildfire Preparedness and Response...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 15, 2020

FREE Green Waste Disposal Opportunities in Western & Eastern Nevada County

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Grant funding from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) expands free residential green waste disposal opportunities throughout Nevada County. The Office of Emergency Services is partnering with Fire Safe Council, 211 Connecting Poi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 28, 2020

New Grant Funding Expands Free Green Waste Disposal Countywide

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Nevada City, CA, April 28 — Grant funding from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) will expand free residential green waste disposal opportunities throughout the county. Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 7, 2020

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

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Today, April 7, 2020, 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, ...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department 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. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

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

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The adult person, who resides in Western Nevada County, recently traveled outside the country, and at this time, it appears the disease was acquired during international travel. The person’s close household contacts are under quarantine and have...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

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

NewsFlash - CodeRED Shelter in Place Notice

It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

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

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Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its second community member with a confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern Nevada County, and was hospitalized out of the area.
  • There are ways...
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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 16, 2020

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

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Highlights:

  • 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.
  • There are ways to protect yourself and oth...
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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 11, 2020

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

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Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19.  The one that is currently under investigation for COVID-19 is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of c...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

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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, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Additional Information Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 31, 2020

No Cases of Coronavirus in Nevada County

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2/27/20: Update – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) February 27, 2020 (PDF)

Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a possible first case of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 10, 2020

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 the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Prevention ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 12, 2019

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Continues to Grow

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Office of Emergency Services announces new hires and grant applications with budgets totaling nearly $8 million

In the continued spirit of Ready Nevada County, Office of Emergency Services (OES) expands capacity with new hires and aligns with key stakehold...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

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

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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.

Crews from CAL FIRE Washing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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

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Nevada County, CA—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 t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

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

National Weather Services Heat Advisory for Western Nevada County July 27th to July 28th 2019

Our relatively mild summer is heating up this weekend, with temperatures projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. During this heat wave, the Nevada County Public Health Department would like to remind everyone that higher temperatur...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 24, 2019

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

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Partnership between Gold Country Community Services and Ready Nevada County Aids Seniors in Need of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approves the Office of Emergency Services and Gold Cou...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 9, 2019

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

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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. Resolutions proclaiming a Local Emergen...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2019

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

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Grass Valley—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 Warnin...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 18, 2019

"Ready Nevada County: Be The Hero!" Trailer

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With the generous support of Sierra Theaters, the talent and equipment of Nevada County Media, the spirit of our volunteer cast and crew, and the dedication of the first responders, we were able to create this piece that will be seen throughout the summer...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

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On Tuesday, June 11th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors along with County staff from the Board Office, County Executive Office, Office of Emergency Services, County Counsel and the Sheriff’s Office toured local CAL FIRE facilities to learn about the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

Burn Permits Suspended

California Department of Forestry and Fire ProtectionNevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

CONTACT:Mary EldridgeInformation Officer(530) 889-0111X1023

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties

AUBURN–&a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

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

READY, SET, GO! for Families

On Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative 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 co...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Sunday CAL FIRE NEU Runs Wildland Urban Interface Drill

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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.

A Code Red emergency aler...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 31, 2019

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

Ready Nevada County Logo, Wildfire Starts with You

ReadyNevadaCounty.org goes live this week as part of an innovative, multipronged approach to mobilize the community to take action to prevent and prepare for wildfire. Residents are encouraged to go online for the latest on Nevada County’s wildf...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

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

READY, SET, GO! for Families

On Monday, June 10, 6:00 -7:30 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will present Ready, Set, Go! for Families. The final in a four-part series, this event is designed to educate and ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of Ready, Set, Go Mixers in Nevada City, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5:00-9:00 P.M.

Th...

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Office of Emergency Services