RESOURCE DIRECTORY-AGENCIES TO ASSIST WITH FUEL REDUCTION/CONSERVATION PLANNING/EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (530) 272-1122
Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (530) 265-1515
Nevada County Dial 211 (530) 211
Nevada County Public Health-CERT Program (530) 265-7174
Nevada County Resource Conservation District (530) 272-3417
Natural Resource Conservation Service (530) 272-3417
Bureau of Land Management (916) 941-3101
Local Emergency Services
Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) works to mitigate, prepare, respond, and assist with recovery from disasters and emergencies. Examples of these include: mitigation – fire plan measures; preparation – evacuation exercise; response – emergency operations center; recovery – FEMA interface. OES currently has access to Federal Grant funds to assist local communities to create Emergency Preparedness Guides (EPG). An EPG contains such things as a local area map, evacuation checklists, emergency notifications systems, and items specific to your community. An EPG is created by local community members/representatives with assistance from local public safety agencies. Funds are limited and higher priority may be given to communities located in areas with a higher threat of an emergency/disaster affecting them. For copies of EPGs that have been published utilizing federal grant funds, go to the Public Safety Document section at Office of Emergency Services Website
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – Locally over 200 people have been trained to help their communities in a disaster or emergency. CERT training includes disaster medical, light search and rescue, and small fire suppression skills. If you would like to be trained to be a Disaster Service Worker, please contact the County Health Department at (530) 265-7174.
Links and documents for additional information on Emergency Preparedness
CALFIRE Ready, Set, Go Guide - Download your personal wildfire action plan from CALFIRE
- Visit the Fire Prevention & Response section of the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services site for current wildfire information.
- Firescope, Field Operations Guide ICS 420-1, Incident Command System Publication - Firescope, Get a fireman's prespective on the guidlines they follow when they respond to an emergency.
Firescope California Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Structure Protection - The guidelines a firefighter follows for structure protction in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)