The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities (Tahoe Network) is a program designed to help residents and visitors prepare for wildfire. This multi-agency and community collaboration helps residents take individual action to help collectively reduce their neighborhood’s risk from wildfire. Led by the Tahoe Resource Conservation District and working closely with local fire districts, TNFAC members have the opportunity to work together with neighbors to become fire adapted communities.
Contact the Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator to learn more about becoming a neighborhood leader
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In wildfire-prone areas, fire adapted communities reduce the potential for loss of human life and injury, minimize damage to homes and infrastructure, and reduce firefighting costs by taking the necessary steps to prepare properties and people before a wildfire occurs.
Work with public land agency urban lot management programs to create defensible space on neighboring public lands
Home address should be made of noncombustible material with characters at least 6 inches high in contrasting colors
Sign up for emergency notifications, make a to-go bag, and practice preparing your home, family, and guests for evacuation
Contact your local fire district for a free defensible space evaluation and ask about free chipping services
Use fire-resistant or non-combustible roofing, siding, decking, and fencing materials
Use the map below to find fire adapted communities and learn about public land management in your neighborhood.
Emergency notification systems are used by county emergency managers to send a prepared message via text, email or telephone to people in the affected area. However, you may not receive the message if the electricity fails, if you are not at home when an emergency occurs, or if you have not registered with your county’s emergency notification system. Most systems will allow you to enter multiple forms of contact information, such as unlisted home number, cell phone, work phone and email address. To register, follow the links below for your County: