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 Office will send test CodeRed Emergency Alerts to residents of the Lake Wildwood Community the morning of June 9th.

These messages will be labeled as test messages and reference evacuation zones. All residents are urged to “Know Your Zone”. In the event of a wildfire or an emergency situation, law enforcement and fire agencies will issue Evacuation Warnings or Evacuation Orders for impacted areas by evacuation zone. In order for residents to understand which areas are impacted, it is important to Know Your Zone for the places visited most like home, work, and school. Evacuation zones may be found at:

CodeRED Emergency Alert test messages will appear in the following format:

“Test, Test, Test, this is a test of the CodeRed Emergency Alert system for Zones NCO-E ###, Zones NCO-E ###, and Zones NCO-E ###, This is only a test. No action is required.”

How can the Lake Wildwood Community prepare for the training exercise? How can Nevada County residents prepare for wildfire?

  1. Know Your Zone
  2. Sign up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts
  3. Pack or replenish your Go Bag
  4. Pick up an Evacuation Tag
  5. Review your evacuation plan and be familiar with the Hi-Lo Siren
  6. Review the 2021 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook

Register for CodeRED Emergency Alerts

Register for CodeRed Emergency Alerts at or call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211 for assistance. To confirm you are registered, or for technical account assistance, contact the CodeRED Emergency Alert Customer Support Team at or 866-939-0911 x9. Support staff is available Monday-Friday 8am-7pm EST.

In the event of an actual wildfire, the exercise will be terminated, and all subsequent messages and alerts will provide relevant emergency information.