Wildfire Awareness Poster

Wildfire Awareness Poster

June 2015 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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Defensible Space

Another informative article from Chris Anthony, CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit and the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team about defensible space in the Lake Tahoe Basin: Fire agencies have begun Defensible Space Inspections in communities and neighborhoods throughout the Lake Tahoe … Continue reading

Thinning Lake Tahoe’s Forests for Insect and Wildfire Resilience

An interesting article contributed by Susie Kocher, University of California Cooperative Extension as part of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team: Lake Tahoe’s forests are beloved by many for their beauty. Yet they are vulnerable. Tahoe forests, like those throughout … Continue reading

Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month

With record drought conditions in the West, preparing your home for wildfire is more important than ever.  June has been designated “Wildfire Awareness Month” in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  This year’s theme is “Improve Your Odds. Prepare for Wildfire”, with … Continue reading

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