Nevada City ends rotating fire station brownouts |

Nevada City ends rotating fire station brownouts

The Nevada City Fire Department has announced the hiring of Michael Chau and Eric Silvas to its ranks. Chau and Silvas are both recent graduates from the Sierra College Fire Academy and have completed their internships in Nevada County.

Their hiring allows the city to eliminate, effective today, the rotating brown-out of Station 54 on Providence Mine Road implemented in April 2015. The new positions are being funded by the city’s Measure L general sales tax, which is set to expire in 2018.

Although the new positions are considered temporary, the city’s approved long-term strategy consists of placing a revenue measure on the June 2016 ballot to secure the sustainable funding necessary to replace three firefighter positions previously funded by the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District. For more information, go to

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