JANUARY 16, 2019: ADOPT A HYDRANT PROGRAM
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has over 1000 fire hydrants within our fire jurisdiction. With the recent snowstorms and more on the way, we will be working on clearing fire hydrants. The 2012 International Fire code section 507.5.4 and NLTFPD resolution 13-1 states that fire hydrants must be free of obstructions and immediately visible. If fire hydrants are located on private property, it is the homeowners or Homeowners Association (HOA) responsibility to keep the fire hydrant(s) clear.
JANUARY 16, 2019: LAKE TAHOE BASIN PRESCRIBED FIRE OPERATIONS
Incline Village, NV – Weather permitting, California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy, and Tahoe Douglas fire protection district may continue prescribed fire operations over the next several weeks in multiple locations around Lake Tahoe. A map with project locations and details is available for viewing at http://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/get-informed/. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to email@example.com. Keep in mind that operations only take place when weather, conditions and staffing allow.
JANUARY 15, 2019: AVALANCHE HAZARD ADVISORY FOR CRYSTAL BAY, NEVADA (issued by Washoe County Emergency Management 0815)
The following is a slope-specific avalanche danger forecast for the avalanche terrain above Lakeview Ave, Tuscarora Rd, and Teresa Ct in Crystal Bay, Nevada. This danger forecast is intended for use by residents and motorists and may differ considerably from the general backcountry avalanche forecast. This forecast is not intended as a resource or risk management tool for backcountry travelers. Backcountry travelers are strongly advised to refrain from any activity on or around these slopes. Activity on these slopes could subject residents, motorists, and infrastructure below to serious danger.
Avalanche information for Lake Tahoe backcountry travelers can be found at sierraavalanchecenter.org.
JANUARY 11, 2018: SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!
Smoke alarms save lives. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to warn you so that you have time to get out. According to the National Fire Protection District (NFPA) from 2009 – 2013, three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%).
JANUARY 8, 2019: CASH CONTRIBUTIONS FOR NORTHERN NEVADA CHILDREN’S CANCER FOUNDATION
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Local 2139 recently presented a check in the amount of $7,754 to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation https://nvchildrenscancer.org/. The proceeds will help these local families with medical and travel expenses not covered by insurance.