Emergency Management

About Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for planning, response and recovery activities associated with natural and man-made emergencies and disasters throughout the County and coordination of those activities with Local Agencies, and State Agencies. On this page you will find links to information that will help you prepare for an emergency in Douglas County. The information that you can access from this webpage is some of the information that the Office of Emergency Management uses to prepare and respond to an emergency.


Local emergency management officials will continually be updating the local media during the events of an emergency. Citizens should monitor local television stations and radio emergency alerts. It is a good idea to have a battery operated radio included in your evacuation kit. Residents can also sign up for Reverse 911 an automated system that will call your cell phone in times of an emergency. Register here.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Douglas county Hazard Mitigation Plan has recently undergone an update by Douglas county Emergency Management and other local, state and federal agencies. Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of emergency and non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects and emergency response. Hazard Mitigation Plans must be updated every five years

Download the entire updated Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019 

2013 Douglas County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Seasonal Open Burn

*Valid October 12 to December 15, 2019

This information and permit applies to residents conduction seasonal open burning within the East Fork Fire Protection District. 
Persons participating in open burning activities do so at their own risk. The property owner may be held responsible for the costs of suppressing escaped or negligently uncontrolled fires. Douglas County Code Section 8.12.070 provides that a violation of the ordinance and the terms of this authorization is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail, and a maximum fine of $2,000.00.

Download the entire Burn Regulations & Permit 2019 prior to lighting burn piles.


Tod Carlini

District Fire Chief

Address: 1694 County Rd.

P.O. Box 218

Minden, NV 89423


Ph: (775) 782-9040

Fx: (775) 582-9043


Posted: Oct 12, 2020

Master Plan Text Amendment Survey Results Are In

Posted: Oct 08, 2020

Road Closure Announcement Heybourne Rd

Posted: Oct 05, 2020

Funding extended to assist Douglas County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19, eligibility now includes business with up to 100 employees

Posted: Oct 02, 2020

Information on Proposed Painted Rock Mine

Posted: Sep 29, 2020

Road Closure Announcement Centerville Road

Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2020 Community Spirit Spotlight Awards

Posted: Sep 24, 2020

Funding Still Available to Assist Douglas County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Posted: Sep 12, 2020

Douglas County Welcomes Presidential Visit to Minden-Tahoe Airport

Posted: Sep 10, 2020

JOIN Inc. Partners with Douglas County to Provide Financial Assistance

Posted: Sep 08, 2020

Douglas County is now Accepting Community Grant Program Applications

Posted: Sep 01, 2020

Douglas County Launches 2020 Master Plan Text Update Resident Survey

Posted: Aug 31, 2020

Help Douglas County Increase Community Based Testing Numbers; Keep Businesses Open

Posted: Aug 28, 2020

Douglas County Launches Grant Program to Help Local Small Business Funding available to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with expenses like PPE, utilities, rent and retrofits

Posted: Aug 26, 2020

Douglas County Community Services Announces the Temporary Closure of the Shooting Facility

Posted: Aug 21, 2020

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshops and Creates Public Information Website on 2020 Master Plan Text Update, #DreamItDouglas

Posted: Aug 18, 2020

Douglas County Advises the Public About Process for Reporting VHR Issues

Posted: Aug 11, 2020

*Update/Correction* Douglas County Sheriff's Office Response to Protests

Posted: Aug 09, 2020

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Responds to Protest

Posted: Aug 08, 2020

Sheriff Coverley Media Briefing

Posted: Aug 06, 2020

Official Statement from the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Regarding August 8, 2020 Protest

Posted: Aug 06, 2020

UPDATE Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

Posted: Aug 03, 2020

Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

Posted: Jul 29, 2020

Douglas County Shooting Range Improvements

Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Opens New Dog Park

Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Homemaker Program Conducts Fan Drive for Seniors

Posted: Jul 16, 2020

Douglas County Receives Generous Contribution from the Community Services Foundation

Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Meeting Location for Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Change to Virtual


Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Recommendations Presented to the Board of County Commissioners