BURN PERMITS SUSPENDED – Effective June 27, 2016
All residential outdoor burning is banned in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, and Sierra counties. Ban remains in effect Monday, June 27, 2016 until further notice from CalFire.
We are the oldest volunteer fire department in Nevada County.
The department began serving the town of North San Juan in 1862, and was incorporated as a Fire Protection District in 1986. Today we cover the largest territory with the smallest budget of all fire districts in Nevada County.
We provide emergency services for 250 to 300 incidents per year. Like all fire departments, only a little over 10% of our emergency responses are related to fires. Over half of our responses involve medical emergencies, one-quarter are vehicle accidents, and the remainder are other miscellaneous emergencies. About 65% of our calls come from North San Juan or the San Juan Ridge area from Highway 49 to approximately Sages Road.