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Annual Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System Scheduled for August 16

As fires like the Dixie and Tamarack burn nearby, a community conversation around wildfire, evacuation, and emergency alert notifications has resurfaced. Residents are asking, ‘how will I know if I need to evacuate?’ A critical tool for staying informed of official evacuation warnings or orders that are issued by the Sheriff’s Office, or the Office […]

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Nevada County Cooling Centers Available Saturday and Sunday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries

National Weather Service Sacramento has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for portions of Nevada County beginning Friday at noon through Monday evening. Higher temperatures can be dangerous for all people but especially the very young, senior citizens, and those with chronic medical conditions. Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services partners with Nevada County Public Health to review […]

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Nevada County OES launches tool to track vegetation management of evacuation routes

A new mapping tool, the Roadside Vegetation Management Tracker, is now available on the Ready Nevada County Dashboard to help residents view which evacuation routes the Nevada County Public Works Department has treated. Residents may monitor the number of miles treated per year, and access a schedule of the roads to be treated in neighborhoods from Truckee […]

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Public Safety Agencies to Host Coordinated Wildfire Training

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, in partnership with The Lake Wildwood Association, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, and Penn Valley Fire Protection District will conduct a wildfire focused exercise on June 9th. This is a planning-level training designed to strengthen interagency and community emergency response coordination. The Nevada County Sheriff’s […]

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Nevada County Launches New Zone Evacuation Technology

This week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services officially launches a new zone-based evacuation technology to complement the ongoing Ready Nevada County tools and strategy. Residents are asked to visit ReadyNevadaCounty.org/KnowYourZone to look up, remember, and document zone numbers for areas frequented in their daily lives as part of their Ready, Set, Go! plan. […]

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Teen Community Emergency Response Team Bolstered by Homeland Security Grant Purchase

April 23, 2021 – 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 Office and plays a vital role in high school disaster readiness. The Teen CERT program […]

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

Nevada County, April 13, 2021 — Once again, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the return of the free green waste drop-off and mulch pick-up program. Details were shared today when County Supervisors voted to approve a contract with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County to manage this year’s program. Fewer […]

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

Town of Washington-March 17, 2021 – On March 12, The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) approved the FY 2020-21 Community Power Resiliency allocation in the amount of $101,024 to serve the Town of Washington. The successful application received by the Washington County Water District was the result of careful review of the […]

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Nevada County Couple Develops Defensible Space Along Evacuation Route

February 26, 2021 – 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) team has been busy completing hazardous vegetation inspections along private roadways. Eliminating overgrown ladder fuels and dense vegetation along […]

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

February 24, 2021 -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 County’s law enforcement and fire departments, as well as CAL FIRE, California Highway Patrol (CHP), […]

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#ReadyNevadaCounty: Tips & Tricks for Safe Pile Burning to Reduce Fire Risk

December 4, 2020 – 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 residents develop defensible space and implement good land stewardship […]

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

Nevada City, CA December 1, 2020 – 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’s Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, comprised of twelve Assembly Members and Senators from across the […]

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

November 6, 2020 – 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. Motivated by a desire to make evacuation routes safer for […]

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

Nevada City, Calif. October 26, 2020 – The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitizer at no cost. This personal protective equipment (PPE) has been made available to California small businesses through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services […]

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Ready Nevada County is a County Government Experience Winner 2020

Nevada County, Calif. September 28,2020 – Ready Nevada County is the recipient of a County Government Experience Award that recognizes a single focus area and can include more than one channel of interaction. The awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are radically improving the experience of government and […]

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