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.
In August of 2001, with the opening of Grass Valley Fire Department (GVFD) Station 2 on Sierra College Drive, NCCFD and GVFD began a joint staffing operation, moving NCCFD personnel from Station 91 to GVFD Station 1 on Brighton Street. This is a win/win situation for both departments. The joint staffing operation addressed the situation of two fire stations located within the same geographic area, and allowed GVFD to fully staff Station 2 and opened Station 91 for remodel to house the NCCFD Administration Office. Since NCCFD borders wrapped around the city limits of Grass Valley, the operation enabled the departments to eliminate their in-district response plans and begin using the "closest resource" response plan, which allows quick and appropriate responses to both the city of Grass Valley and NCCFD areas.
Due to the large increase in emergency incidents, and the consolidation with the 49er Fire Protection District, NCCFD and the Nevada City Fire Department (NCFD) began a joint staffing operation in October 2003. NCCFD's Station 85 equipment and personnel were moved from their Nevada City Highway station around the corner to NCFD's Station 54 on Providence Mine Road. Both joint-staffing operations have dramatically reduced response times and have allowed us to provide the "excellence in emergency service" that we promise the residents within NCCFD's boundries.
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 14 stations. There are 4 staffed District-owned stations, 1 jointly staffed city fire department stations, and 8 unstaffed District-owned stations. The field staff consists of 1 Chief, 1 Deputy Chief, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Fire Prevention Officer, 7 Captains, 10 Lieutenants, 11 Firefighter/Operators, 1 Mechanic and Interns. The office staff consists of a Finance Manager, Finance Assistant, and an Operational Support Manager. The population within the district is 32,000+.