Date(s) - 05/19/2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
This collaborative, bi-state event is being sponsored by North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Placer County and Washoe County Emergency Management, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and cooperating agencies.
On the day of the drill, residents of Incline Village/Crystal Bay and Kings Beach/Brockway Springs who have registered their landline and/or cell phones with their respective regional notification systems (Code Red for Washoe County and Placer Alert for Placer County) will receive a reverse emergency alert call (reverse dial 9-1-1) informing citizens of the drill and at the same time, testing the system.
The “Bi-State Evacuation Drill” will affect all of Crystal Bay, the north end (north of the roundabout) of Incline, and the following streets in Kings Beach: Stateline Rd., Cove St., Islet Ave., Gull Ave., Pier Ave., Park Ln., and Bend Ave. Approximately 1,100 residents are asked to voluntarily evacuate to the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel in Crystal Bay where they will be greeted with free barbecue, free pet micro chipping, information booths, and a $500 slot tourney courtesy of the Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino. Helicopters will be performing water drops in the area, and agencies will have various pieces of fire apparatus staged in Crystal Bay, as well. This event is open to the public!
This is a great opportunity for both fire districts to exercise cooperative local and state agreements as well as an opportunity for residents of both districts to gain knowledge of how an evacuation is activated, operationalized and communicated. We hope our residents will participate in the voluntary evacuation and safety fair.
Please visit www.nltfpd.net and www.ntfire.net for a map of the affected areas and links to sign up for Placer Alert and Washoe County Code Red Emergency Alert. Residents will be able to sign up at the event as well.