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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

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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

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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: November 26, 2019

Nevada, Yuba, Placer Counties Burn Permit Suspension Lifted

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CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

CONTACT:    Mary EldridgeInformation Officer (530) 889-0111X1023RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2019

Auburn – Effective Friday, November 29th, at 08:00 am the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Winter Storm Warning in Effect from 10:00 A.M. Tuesday through Thanksgiving above 2,000 ft

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  • What: Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet, with localized amounts up to 4 feet at higher elevations, are expected.
  • Where: Motherlode and West S...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

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Prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

While it is understood that PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) measures are intended to protect communities from the threat of equipment-related wildfires, Nevada County Public Health re...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Be Prepared for a Public Safety Power Shutoff

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While it is understood that PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) measures are intended to protect communities from the threat of equipment-related wildfires, Nevada County Public Health recognizes that these measures may cause other negative publ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 7, 2019

PG&E Monitoring a Severe Wind Event Later this Week That Could Impact Nearly 30 Counties

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  • National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for vast portions of Northern California
  •  PG&E’s Emergency Operations Center is open and monitoring the situation

PG&E announced today (Oct. 7) that its meteorological and o...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Food Safety Related to Power Outages

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With potential electricity shortages facing Nevada County, the County Department of Environmental Health offers the following food safety tips to prevent food-borne illness in the event of power outages:

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Keep pot...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 24, 2019

PG&E to Initiate Second Public Safety Power Shutoff

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PG&E to Initiate Second Public Safety Power Shutoff to About 48,200 Customers in Seven North Bay and Sierra Foothill Counties Due to Dry, Hot, Windy Weather

PG&E has been monitoring weather forecasts hourly and has de...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 22, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 11:00 p.m. Monday to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday for Western Nevada County

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Red Flag Warning in effect from 11 PM Monday to 11 AM PDT Wednesday parts of the Central Valley, the Coastal Range and the Sierra below 5000 feet. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

Building high pressure will result in gusty ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Red Flag Warning is Cancelled for Strong Winds and Low Humidity

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September 16, 2019, 9:15am--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.
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Red Flag Warning in effect from 8:00 AM Sunday to 2:00 PM PDT Monday for Eastern Nevada County

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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...The National Weather Service Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 11, 2019

US National Weather Service Reno Nevada Issued Fire Weather Watch

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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.

*Affected Area...Fire Zone 270 Surprise Valley California, Fire Zon...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Open House Hosted for Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone

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September 4th--Nevada County Board of Supervisors Heidi Hall, Sue Hoek, Dan Miller and Office of Emergency Services joined CAL FIRE NEU and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County at a community open house designed to share information about the Ponderosa ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

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

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National Weather Service Sacramento CA, 2:27 AM PDT Wed Aug 28 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY

FOR LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 213, 214, 221, 266, 268, AND 269...

The National Weather Servi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

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Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

Nevada County, CA—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 resi...

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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.

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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: August 14, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning Wednesday Morning through Friday Night

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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. Our relatively mild summer is heating up this week, with temperatures projecte...

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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

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

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2019

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

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

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

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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

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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

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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