Office of Emergency Services

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Responsibilities & Overview

The Office of Emergency Services (OES) is responsible for coordinating with County departments, municipalities, key stakeholders, and special districts to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all disasters. OES designs and conducts simulated disaster response exercises, evaluates emergency staff training, creates evacuation strategies, and maintains the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a state of readiness. OES also educates the community on preparedness, facilitates stakeholder collaboration, and seeks additional funding through grants and strategic partnerships.

The OES Team

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PAUL CUMMINGS
OES Program Manager
Oversees department strategy, staff, planning and county-wide emergency readiness.
Email: Paul.Cummings@co.nevada.ca.us 

Phone: (530) 265-1515


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LIEUTENANT BOB JAKOBS
Emergency Operations Coordinator
Manages the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), including training, guiding, and equipping its personnel, as well as coordinates evacuation planning and public safety efforts.
Email: Robert.Jakobs@co.nevada.ca.us 

Phone: (530) 265-7012


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JENN TAMO
Administrative Analyst
Coordinates community engagement, develops grant applications, and supports the Emergency Operations Center.
Email: Jenn.Tamo@co.nevada.ca.us

Phone: (530) 470-2521

Contact Numbers

Emergency:

Dial 911

General Information:

(530) 265-1515

Request a Defensible Space Inspection: 

(530) 470-2727

Request a guest speaker
for your group or event:

(530) 470-2521


Assistance registering for
CodeRED emergency alerts:

Dial 211 or 1-833-DIAL211

Questions about becoming a Firewise Community, contact:

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County: (530) 272-1122 or AreYouFiresafe.com

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CodeRED is a high-speed mass notification system designed to keep you safe in the event of an emergency. This service allows us to deliver emergency or time-sensitive messages to you via text, email, landline, cell phone, RSS, social media, or a mobile application push. CodeRED alerts will display as originating from 866-419-5000 on your caller ID. If you missed any of the message details, you can also dial the number back to hear the complete message.

Register for CodeRED Emergency Alerts here. 

Click here for frequently asked questions about CodeRED Emergency Alerts.

Lean how to optimize CodeRED for your home here. 


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Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Town Hall

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Bark Beetle Information


Find resources and local services to help you prepare for bark beetles near your home or property.
 

Critical Emergency Notifications


Register your cell phone to receive critical emergency notifications.
   
   

  
2017-2018 Fire Season Guide 


Prepare for fire season this year with our Fire Season Guide and Fire Evacuation Guide.

Forest Insights: Using Past to Reshape Future


US Forest Service created an informational video on new treatments to make forests resilient to fire. Check it out here.

  
Frequently Asked Questions

 
Find frequently asked questions for the Office of Emergency Services.
    

Mitigation Plan

 
Nevada County and partner agencies Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee and several special districts have received FEMA approval on the 2017 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)
   
    

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) 


There are currently no active alerts from the NTAS.

 

Nevada County OES on Facebook 

Please check out our Facebook page to see upcoming events and connect with the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services.


 
   
Nevada County OES on Twitter 

Please check out our Twitter account to see upcoming events and connect with the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services.



Nevada County Weather

 
National Weather Service for Nevada City and Truckee.