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Nevada City to Brown Out Fire Station 54

Nevada City’s fire station will be closed about an average of two days a week. That’s the decision on how to staff Station 54 once the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District pulls three of their firefighters out of the station later this month…

Listen to Mark Prestwich

That’s City Manager Mark Prestwich. Nevada City Mayor Terri Andersen says even though the brownouts will be taking place, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any fire service on the days that Station 54 is closed…

Listen to Terri Andersen 1

Meanwhile, Nevada City continues to wait on a grant application which would bring funding to add additional firefighters to fill that third shift, but they won’t know if they’ll get the grant for a few more months. Andersen was hoping that Nevada County Consolidated would continue to staff the station until then, but says she did not get the response she was hoping for…

Listen to Terri Andersen 2

Consolidated will officially leave Station 54 on April 19, and the first two-day closure will happen on April 23. The plan to close the station will officially be presented to the City Council tonight, but no vote will have to be taken to approve it.

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