The Nevada County Consolidated Fire District (NCCFD) was formed in July of 1991 by the consolidation of the Gold Flat and Bullion Fire Protection Districts. In January of 1993, Alta-Oaks-Sunset Fire District consolidated with NCCFD. Next, the Watt Park Fire Protection District consolidation took place in January of 1998. The most recent consolidation took place in October of 2003, adding the 49er Fire Protection District to NCCFD. The results of these consolidations improved the service to the citizens that reside within the fire district.
Today, the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District is a full-service emergency response agency. NCCFD is a full-time paid staff department, covering 143 square miles of residential, commercial, industrial, and rural areas, through five service areas and 10 stations. There are 4 staffed District-owned stations, 1 jointly staffed city fire department stations, and 5 un-staffed District-owned stations. The field staff consists of 1 Chief, 1 Division Chief, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Fire Marshal, 9 Captains, 6 Lieutenants, 12 Firefighter/Operators, 2 Mechanics, Summer Seasonals and Interns. The administrative staff consists of a Administrative Services Manager, Finance Assistant and an Administrative Services Assistant. The population within the district is 32,000+.