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 County wildfire preparedness agencies.

The following agencies and organizations have confirmed participation in the town hall:

• California Highway Patrol
• Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
• National Weather Service Reno
• Nevada County Office of Emergency Services
• Nevada County Sheriff’s Department
• Placer County Office of Emergency Services
• Placer County Sheriff’s Department
• Tahoe National Forest
• Truckee Fire Protection District
• Truckee Police Department

The town hall will include topics such as the summer and fall fire weather outlooks, evacuations and emergency alert notifications, interagency coordination and wildfire readiness, defensible space resources available to homeowners, and what the public can do to prepare for the threat of wildfire.

YubaNet’s editor, Pascale Fusshoeller, will be moderating the event. She says, “NorthOps Predictive Services is forecasting an above normal potential for large fires in our area starting in late June. The virtual town hall and its expert panel provides you with a list of tools and resources to keep yourself and the community safe. Join us and bring your questions!”. Community members may submit questions before the event to townhall@yubanet.com, or ask questions during the webinar via the chat feature. To send a question during the event, please register at: https://bit.ly/TruckeeWildfireWebinar.

“With wildfire season just around the corner, we want to help shine a light on how our agencies work together to tackle the threat of wildfire, as well as address questions folks may have about available resources, local ordinances, and emergency preparedness for the whole family.” says Office of Emergency Services Program Manager, Paul Cummings.

This town hall will be recorded and made available for later viewing.