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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Creating Defensible Space: Nevada County Services Team Up to Help Community Prep for Wildfire

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By Lorraine Jewett

Nevada County has millions of federal grant dollars available to hire work crews to create defensible space at hundreds of homes, all at no cost to homeowners or renters.

The county just needs people to apply.

“Work has been completed on 2...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 3, 2023

OES, Environmental Health, and NID Respond to Town of Washington Water Emergency During Winter Storm

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Atmospheric river events with above-average rainfall and high winds in early January caused localized flooding, downed trees, and power outages throughout Nevada County. Due to these storms, the Town of Washington’s drinking water supply system was severe...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Nevada County Emergency Services Drives Three New Wildfire Community Defense Zones Forward

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At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) brought forward several wildfire planning and mitigation projects for approval, including three new large-scale community defense ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Nevada County Awarded Funding for Woodpecker Ravine Shaded Fuel Break

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In the face of above-normal fire potential and what has been identified as “acute and flammable fuel anomalies” across the Tahoe National Forest following the December 2021 winter storm, Nevada County was excited to learn this week that funding has been a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on February 1, 2023

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Start 2023 off right by ensuring that you are signed up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts! CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell ph...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Provide Your Feedback: Nevada County OES Launches Survey on Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance

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The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) seeks community feedback on improving the current Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance (Nevada County Ordinance 2477). All residents, property owners, and renters of unincorporated Nevada County are encourage...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Free Residential Green Waste Events for Nevada County Residents in Truckee

Eastern Nevada County Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Truckee May 20, June 4 & 17

It's that time of year to do that literal spring cleaning or clearing as the case may be. Residents can take advantage of (3) upcoming green waste days held at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds (10695 Brockway Rd, Truckee). This event is a self-service: ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 4, 2022

What Are Your Priorities for Emergency Preparedness?

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Take Nevada County’s Survey at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Future

Nevada County is asking residents what is most important to them around emergency preparedness and prioritizing critical resources required to prevent and respond to disasters. Data w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Ladris and Nevada County Partner to Provide Community Evacuation Simulator Tool

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Using Ladris’ Evacuation Pre-Planner tool, Nevada County’s emergency managers and law enforcement personnel can now simulate detailed models for evacuations, traffic times, and road congestion scenarios for wildfires or other disasters. Ladris’ platform i...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Health, Safety, and Fire Preparedness Carnival

Health, Safety & Fire Preparedness Carnival Saturday, May 7 11am to 4pm (free admission)

This Saturday, May 7th, from 11 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. the Gold Country Kiwanis, Ready Nevada County, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County are once again partnering to produce the Children’s Health and Wi...

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