Message from the Chief

As we continue to deal with the COVID19 pandemic and how it affects our personnel, operations and community, we strive to maintain our excellent customer service and community programs. We are all in this together, working with our federal, state and local agency partners, ensuring that all safety precautions and practices are monitored and followed on a daily basis. By adhering to the guidelines set forth by our governing agencies, we will slowly but surely see the other brighter side of this.

With the warmer weather trend and visible signs of spring, we are gearing up for fire season. Open public burning closed April 21, 2020 and Chipping service and Defensible Space evaluations will start June 1, 2020. Please visit our Chipping and Defensible Space pages to sign up online.

Please ensure you are taking every precaution to protect your home from wildfire by getting a defensible space evaluation. The Fire District can issue free tree removal permits for fire hazard trees, but their removal must accompany complete defensible space treatments.

Waste Management is offering free green waste drop off effective May 5, 2020 for Incline Village & Crystal Bay residents at the transfer station, 1200 Sweetwater Drive. This interim disposal option will be in effect until new curbside green waste dates are determined after June 1, 2020. Please visit for more information and details.

May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month and with the theme this year, “Wildfire Knows No Boundaries. Make Yours”, it is the perfect reminder that creating defensible space is the best step to minimize the potential threat of wildfire.

To learn more about Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month and ways to get prepared for the fire season, please visit

To sign up for regional alerts, please visit

We hope this safety information helps you and your family stay safe and be prepared.

Thank you,

Ryan E. Sommers
Fire Chief

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