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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Listen to the Experts: Know Your Zone and Write It Down

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Authorities will use Zone Names in emergency alerts, media releases, and social media to notify residents which areas are under an evacuation warning or order. It does not replace CodeRED or Nixle but supplements them.

Not every incident will require the u...

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Find your zone Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook is Here

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Nevada County, CA–The 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived! All Nevada County residents are encouraged to check their mailboxes this week as copies have been sent to every household. Extra copies will be available in the Eric Rood Center lo...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Launches Friday, May 21, in Grass Valley

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Nevada County, CA—The first of two free residential green waste disposal events for Nevada County residents kicks off this Friday, May 21. Residents will have an opportunity to drop off their green waste at no cost to them, Friday, May 21 throug...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Launches Friday, May 14, in Truckee

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Truckee, CA—Free residential green waste disposal for Nevada County residents kicks off this Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Volunteers from the Town of Truckee Police Department will be on-site to help with traffi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Free Residential Green Waste Events

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This May and June, the County of Nevada is proud to be partnering with the Fire Safe Council, Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, Town of Truckee, and Truckee Fire Protection District to bring free green waste disposal back to residents! Don&...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology

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Law Enforcement, Fire, and the County’s Office of Emergency Services urge residents to know their zone.

This week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services officially launches a new zone-based evacuation technology to complement the ongoing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 29, 2021

You're Invited! Join the Conversation May 5

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Submitted by the Nevada County Transportation CommissionThe Nevada County Transportation Commission invites community members to participate in the first workshop to develop the READY Nevada County Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan.

The Pl...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 29, 2021

BURN PERMITS REQUIRED MAY 1st, 2021

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Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit CAL FIIRE NEWS RELEASECalifornia Department of Forestry and Fire ProtectionAuburn- Saturday, May 1st, 2021, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will require burn permits for ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Watch Ready, Set, Go! Preparedness Film

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This short film version of the Ready, Set, Go! Handbook was created to educate more people on specific steps to wildfire and emergency preparedness in Nevada County.  Residents are encouraged to watch, share, and discuss with loved ones this film...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Teen Community Emergency Response Team Bolstered by Homeland Security Grant Purchase

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With wildfire season fast approaching many organizations are getting ready.  One of those organizations is the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The Teen CERT program is overseen by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Free Green Waste Disposal and Mulch Opportunities Return to Nevada County in May & June

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Residents are encouraged to start staging green waste now to take full advantage of a shorter schedule.

Nevada County, April 13, 2021  Once again, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the return of the f...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Prescribed Burn on Saturday April 3rd, North of Nevada City Near Round Mountain

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A prescribed burn will be conducted on one-half acre of private land on Merrimas Way between Rock Creek Road and Hudson Road on the north side of Round Mountain. It will be directed by a retired firefighter/forester experienced in conducting burns. Person...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Develop Defensible with Backyard Burning

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At this time of year, open residential backyard burning is allowed in unincorporated Nevada County* without a permit from CAL FIRE or a local fire district. As weather warms and humidity levels drop, CAL FIRE will soon announce when burn permits will be r...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Build Defensible Space with Residential Debris Burning

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Fire season will be here soon. Now is the perfect time of year to make your property more resilient to wildfire. To increase the likelihood that your home will withstand a wildfire, it is critical to implement defensible space. 

What is defensible...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Town of Washington Builds Resilience through New Cal OES Funding and Food Bank Drive

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Town of Washington Builds Resilience through New Cal OES Funding and Food Bank Drive

The Town of Washington builds a safer future for visitors and residents through local, regional and state collaboration and funding.

 Town of Washington-March 17, ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Nevada County Couple Develops Defensible Space Along Evacuation Route

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Nevada County’s Defensible Space Inspection program creates safer evacuation routes and properties by educating homeowners on the importance of defensible space. Over the past several months, the Nevada County Defensible Space Inspection (DSI) t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Nevada County OES, Law, and Fire Agencies Spearhead Zone-based Evacuation Planning

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (Nevada County OES) is excited to announce a new pilot project for countywide zone-based evacuation planning that is now underway. This unprecedented local initiative involves the collaboration of all the Cou...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Travel Impacts This Weekend - Next Week Due to Multiple Winter Storms

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National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting moderate to heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern Calif...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Winter Storm Watch Issued Friday-Saturday which Will Impact Essential Travel in Mountains

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National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern California this w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 6, 2020

PSPS Event 12/07/20: Outage Watch. Shutoffs likely

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A Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) occurs in response to severe weather. Power is turned off to help prevent wildfire. PG&E will attempt to notify affected customers by phone, text and email.

In areas affected by a shutoff, PG&E opens daytime Com...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Potential Early Monday PSPS Event

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Submitted by PG&E:

Potential Early Monday PSPS Event: Forecasted High Winds and Dry Conditions Mean PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in Targeted Portions of 15 Counties and Five Tribal Communities

Approximately 130,000 custom...

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Office of Emergency Services
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

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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

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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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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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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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Posted on: August 19, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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: August 23, 2019

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

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Project

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: 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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