Office of Emergency Services
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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
Phone: (530) 265-1515
Phone: (530) 265-7012
Phone: (530) 470-2521
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CodeRED emergency alerts:
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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County: (530) 272-1122 or AreYouFiresafe.com
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.
ReadyNevadaCounty.org is part of The Office of Emergency Services.
- Learn about creating a fire-resistant home and preparing your neighborhood. Get tips and check lists to create a Go Bag. Find more information on CodeRED Emergency Alerts and much more.
Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Town Hall
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.
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.
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Nevada County OES on Twitter
Nevada County Weather
National Weather Service for Nevada City and Truckee.