Wildfire Awareness Poster

Wildfire Awareness Poster

June 2014 is Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month.  Watch the calendar of events to see what is happening in your community, or contact your local fire station.  View the Fire District Map  for station locations and contact information. Or get started now in preparing your home to survive wildfire. View or download “Fire Adapted Communities – The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness“. 

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Make a Plan, Assemble a Kit, Stay Informed!

Here is some great advice from Aaron Kenneston,Washoe County Emergency Manager : When a wildland fire occurs, will you be ready?  Preparedness begins by making a plan for your home and business. Consider the local hazards and what you can do … Continue reading

Stewardship Program Provides Opportunity to Improve Defensible Space

Have you heard about the Forest Stewarship Program?  Read about it here, courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service: The fourth consecutive year of drought in California and Nevada emphasizes the need for communities to become fire adapted.  The Tahoe Fire and … Continue reading

Homeowners in a Fire Adapted Community

Now that you know about the Fire Adapted Community concept, learn how homeowners fit into the plan.  Article submitted by Ed Smith and Elwood Miller, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. A fire adapted community is one where the people have … Continue reading

What is a Fire Adapted Community?

A great article submitted by Chris Anthony, Division Chief, CAL FIRE A fire adapted community is one where the people have joined together to adequately prepare themselves and their homes for the inevitable occurrence of wildfire. With the looming expectation … Continue reading

Preventing Frozen Pipes

This article was provided by Tia Rancourt, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, 775-833-8106.  Although the daytime temperatures are spring-like, they drop dramatically at night. Incline Village, Nev. – With winter upon us and the temperatures dropping, frozen pipes can be … Continue reading