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Life Jackets Save Lives

U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2020, and that 86 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. Sadly, we’ve already witnessed this statistic at Lake Tahoe this season. Earlier this month, North Tahoe firefighters were […]

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North Tahoe Firefighter Deployed to Loma Linda to Support COVID19 Surge

Tahoe City, Calif. Jan. 12, 2021 – Firefighters are no stranger to being deployed on 14-day assignments during disasters, and this winter, crews will don a different uniform as they report to hospitals instead of wildfires. Firefighter/Paramedic Stephanie Lockhart was the first to volunteer when North Tahoe Fire received an emergency request for assistance from […]

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North Tahoe Fire Chief Michael Schwartz: We are creating a new model for restoring our forested landscapes and protecting our communities

December 20, 2019 – As the Fire Chief serving the north and west shores of Lake Tahoe, I am acutely aware and concerned about the potential for catastrophic wildfire here. Decades of fire suppression have left us overcrowded and dense with the type of forest fuels, structure, and accumulation that exacerbate the threat and severity […]

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Alpine Meadows Community Earns National Recognition for Wildfire Preparedness

Tahoe City, Calif. Dec. 11, 2019 – The hard work of homeowners in the Alpine Meadows Community was recognized this month with the National Fire Protection Association’s designation as a Firewise USA® community. The Alpine Meadows Fire Safe Council coordinated with North Tahoe Fire and the Placer County Fire Safe Alliance to complete a rigorous […]

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North Tahoe and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts: The McClatchy Analysis and Destined to Burn Series… The Rest of the Story

Tahoe City, Calif. April 11, 2019 – A collaborative effort to put a spotlight on policy issues affecting fire prevention was released by the Sac Bee today in a series titled “Destined to Burn.” But there is more to the story. The Sac Bee released the McClatchy Analysis to put a spotlight on policy issues […]

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North Tahoe Fire awarded a special grant by the California Fire Foundation to combat disasters in California

TAHOE CITY, Calif. March 29, 2019 – North Tahoe Fire is proud to announce the receipt of a generous grant from the California Fire Foundation (Foundation) to combat climate-change driven disasters. Through this funding, the Foundation, PG&E and first responders are working together to help communities prepare for and prevent safety hazards that can make […]

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North Tahoe Fire and the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe to Host Building Industry Workshop on Jan. 9

Tahoe City, Calif. January 3, 2019 – The North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD) and the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) announce they will co-host a public workshop in January designed to help building industry professionals understand proposed changes affecting the 2019 building season. Builders, planners, designers, consultants, real estate agents, and others involved […]

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North Tahoe Fire and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts Issue a Declaration Prohibiting ALL Open Burning and Recreational Campfires During the Red Flag Weather Warning

TAHOE CITY, CA September 10, 2018 – North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD) and Meeks Bay Fire Protection District (MBFPD) issue a Declaration to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning, and recreational campfires. Recreational campfires meaning: bonfires, portable outdoor fireplaces, and recreational fires (CFC 202) (Campfires). The suspension, enforced by NTFPD Fire Chief, […]

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North Tahoe Fire Chief Schwartz speaks at Introduction of Wildfire Safety and Recovery Act

Tahoe City, Calif. December 29, 2017 – No more evident than this year, are the devastating results from California Wildfires. Despite the actions of so many throughout the state to reduce their risk by building with non-combustible materials, and maintaining defensible space, lack of property insurance access impedes our communities, and is an unfortunate reality […]

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Meeks Bay Fire Protection District now designated as Advanced Life Support capable

Meeks Bay, Lake Tahoe, CA February 1, 2017 – Effective January 16, 2017, Meeks Bay Fire Protection District’s Station 61, has been designated as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Station. The Station was previously staffed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS). Station 61 will be staffed with a minimum of one Captain and one Paramedic. […]

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Fire at Homewood Ski Resort (video update)

UPDATE at 9:30:  At approximately 3:00 a.m. resources from North Tahoe Fire Protection District and Meeks Bay Fire Protection District responded to a heavily involved structure fire at Homewood Mountain Resort’s South Lodge. The call was originally for a commercial fire alarm. Once resources arrived on scene, a heavily involved structure fire was evident. Further […]

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