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Contact Nevada County OES for Neighborhood Fire Inspections

July 20, 2018 – It is a top Board priority to reduce the risk and effects of wildfire by pursuing hazardous vegetation mitigation resources. This year, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) has funded and hired three additional fire inspectors for a total of four full time fire inspection staff throughout the summer months. Fire inspectors assess […]

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Dial 2-1-1 for Assistance with CodeRED Emergency Alert Sign-Ups in Nevada County

Nevada County, CA July 12, 2018 – CodeRED is the County’s emergency alert system that notifies subscribed residents when an emergency is happening in their neighborhood. Residents can register their landlines, cell phones, and emails to CodeRED, and will receive alerts by phone, text or SMS, and email depending on what they subscribed for. John […]

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Nevada County OES Applies for Hazard Mitigation Grants for Wildfire Vegetation Management

July 2, 2018 – On June 27th, the Office of Emergency Services formally applied for two Hazard Mitigation Program grants totaling in a possible $10.2 million of additional funding from CAL OES and FEMA. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding is available when authorized under a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. As the result of the […]

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Lake Wildwood Emergency Evacuation and Alert Tabletop Exercise on May 16

May 14, 2018 – Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is partnering with Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, and their Homeowners Associations (HOA’s) to host two table-top exercises. The exercises are designed to share and gather strategies between local emergency response agencies and do not require public participation. Participating agencies and organizations will work together […]

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Emergency Alerts Can Now Reach Nearby Cell Phones in Nevada County

April 20, 2018 – During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. Starting April 1st, Nevada County’s CodeRed emergency alert system has the added capability to send emergency alerts and warnings to nearby by cell phones, not just to cell phones and home phones that are registered […]

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Protect Your Home, Get Fire Safe

February 5, 2018 – In 2017, Nevada County had three local wildfires that caused major evacuations and the opening of Nevada County’s Emergency Operations Center. Even with the multi-agency effort to mitigate local wildfire risks, Nevada County’s lush and mountainous landscape continues to be susceptible to wildfires. In 2017, 26 percent of defensible space inspections […]

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Lobo and McCourtney Fire Recovery – December Update

December 26, 2017 – The recovery process after a wildfire takes time. The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services continues to coordinate fire recovery efforts with non-profit, state and federal partners for debris clean-up and assistance efforts. Clean-up Update The physical clean-up of properties that are being cleaned by CalRecycle, the State’s clean-up program, is nearly […]

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Alta Sierra Community Meeting on Nov. 21: Emergency Evacuation & Crisis Responses

November 14, 2017 – With the most recent devastating wildfires in Nevada County, as well as those in Napa and Solano counties and throughout California, Nevada County will be holding a community meeting at the Alta Sierra Country Club on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 4 to 5:30PM to discuss crisis response and emergency evacuation […]

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Call 211 to Connect With or Offer Disaster Relief Services

Nevada County November 2, 2017 – Nevada County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), local organizations, churches, and businesses are making a coordinated effort to provide assistance for residents affected by the Lobo and McCourtney fires. 211 Connecting Point will be the point of contact for all Lobo and McCourtney fire-related community services. 211 can connect affected […]

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Recovery Information Line for Fire Damaged Properties in Nevada County

Nevada County – CalFIRE has confirmed twenty-two homes were destroyed by the Lobo and McCourtney fires in Nevada County this week, as well as numerous outbuildings. As the fire fighters are gaining ground on stopping further destruction, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is preparing to assist those who lost their homes. Residents who […]

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Nevada County’s Emergency Preparedness Exercise Provides Valuable Insight into an Active Shooter Situation

July 21, 2017 – In an effort to promote the safety of the County and the public, Nevada County conducted its first Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, the largest of all the Nevada County campuses, on Thursday, July 20th. The exercise was in response to the increase in active […]

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Nevada County Invites Comments on their Hazard Mitigation Plan

Nevada County, Calif. July 17, 2017 – Nevada County is partnering with incorporated communities and districts to develop an update to their 2011 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Flood, drought, fire, earthquakes, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards to Nevada County. While natural hazards such as these cannot be prevented, a Hazard Mitigation […]

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