The Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) Fire Management Plan is a product of the State Fire Plan, which provides a procedure to analyze fire fuel hazards and risks in a specific region. Experienced fire managers use computer-based geographical information to assess potential fire fuel hazards and risks to design and implement mitigation activities.
The NEU Fire Management Plan, which includes Placer County, provides background information, fuels and fire data, proposed projects, and individual battalion reports outlining mitigation efforts commonly carried out each year. The NEU Fire Management Plan is our local road map to create and maintain defensible landscapes to protect those assets vital to the state.
The department strives to be the leader in providing fire prevention and protection, emergency response, and enhancement of natural resource systems.
Their values of service, cooperation, protection, and organizational excellence are reflected in the four goals the department will work to accomplish in the coming years.
These goals have been identified to improve core capabilities, enhance internal operations, ensure health and safety, and build an engaged, motivated and innovative workforce.
The department will use these goals as a guiding compass to set the course for management direction and budget priorities.
The Grass Valley Emergency Command Center (GVECC) provides all risk, command and control dispatch services to fire and emergency medical service (EMS) agencies in Placer County along with El Dorado, Nevada, Plumas and Yuba counties.
The GVECC processes over 44,000 emergency calls annually over four frequencies and provides command and control over resources. The GVECC provides dispatch services to over 30 agencies including Sierra Nevada Ambulance, as well as air ambulance helicopters for the Sierra Sacramento Valley EMS agency, which also covers Colusa, Nevada, Placer, Sutter, and Yuba counties.
The command center serves as the Region Coordination Center for Region 4 of the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Operational Area Coordination Center for Cal OES in Nevada County and the Lake Tahoe Basin.