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Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

August 15, 2020 – 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 Nevada County. Cooling Centers will be located in the following locations from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Need will be evaluated daily based on […]

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Defensible Space Assistance for Residents with Disabilities and Older Adults Now Available

Nevada City, Calif. August 14, 2020 – 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 individuals with disabilities. FSCNC is now accepting applications. Space is limited […]

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Small Business Mask & Sanitizer Distribution Succeeds Thanks to Generous Nevada County Spirit

July 31, 2020 – 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, athletic clubs, service groups, chambers of commerce, special districts and local […]

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County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Launches Ready Nevada County Dashboard

June 28, 2020, Nevada County – 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 Ready Nevada County Dashboard to help […]

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County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Small Businesses

Nevada City, CA July 15, 2020 – 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 and hand sanitizer for each employee at no cost.  This personal protective equipment (PPE) has been made available to California small businesses through […]

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Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification Systems Scheduled for August 12

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. July 10, 2020 – 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 for CodeRED Emergency Alerts in one of […]

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Virtual Town Hall on Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee Region on June 11

June 2, 2020 – County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) and YubaNet.com are co-hosting a virtual town hall covering topics related to wildfire prevention and preparedness in the Greater Truckee Region on Thursday, June 11 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. The community is invited to ask questions of panelists from the Nevada and Placer […]

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Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Safety & Emergency Preparedness Handbooks Mailed to County Residents

May 28, 2020 – The 2020 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook will arrive in mailboxes across Nevada County this week. Created by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services in collaboration with partner agencies, the guide serves as a tool for wildfire safety and emergency preparedness. The resources provided, from defensible space guidance to Go Bag […]

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Six Weeks of Free Residential Green Waste Collection Began Sunday, May 17th

Grass Valley Calif, May 19, 2020 – A partnership between the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC), the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (NCOES), and the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) has just launched their first week of a six-week green waste collection event for residents of Nevada County. The program […]

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Nevada County Residents Invited to Join Virtual Town Hall on Preparing for Wildfire

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. May 12, 2020 – County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) and YubaNet.com are hosting a virtual town hall covering topics related to wildfire prevention and preparedness in Western Nevada County on Thursday, May 21. The community is invited to ask questions of panelists representing the best of the Ready Nevada […]

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New Grant Funding Expands Free Green Waste Disposal Countywide

Nevada City, Calif. 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) and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSC) are partnering to provide disposal in Alta Sierra, Grass Valley, and Penn […]

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Nevada County to Send Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order via CodeRED Alert on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

Nevada County, CA – 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 communities healthy. Staying home is the […]

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Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project ahead of schedule, setting ambitious pace for 2020

Nevada County, Calif. January 7, 2020 – 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 Plan, putting it well ahead of their 300 acre […]

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Nevada County Office of Emergency Services continues to grow and implement robust wildfire mitigation strategies into 2020

December 12, 2019 – In the continued spirit of Ready Nevada County, Office of Emergency Services (OES) expands capacity with new hires and aligns with key stakeholders to create initiatives ranging from Arts & Education to Senior Services to County Road fuel reduction treatments. On Friday December 6 at the Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting, a […]

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Nevada County Welcomes 4th Grade Robotics Team to the Rood Center to Learn About Homeless Issues and Fire Prevention

October 14, 2019 – On September 18th “The Midnight Girls”, as the team is known, joined County officials from Office of Emergency Services, the CEO’s Office and the HOME Team to prepare a project for their first state qualifier competition in November. The girls, all 4th graders at Deer Creek Elementary, decided to form their team […]

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