TRUCKEE, Calif. June 26, 2019 – On June 29th, Truckee Fire Protection District, along with fire partners from Cal-Fire, USFS, Northstar FD, Squaw Valley FD, North Tahoe FD and other fire agencies will be conducting a wildland fire exercise in the Tahoe Donner subdivision of Truckee. The goal of this drill is to bring agency partners together to improve readiness levels in a simulated wildfire event.
Additionally, Truckee Police will be working with CHP and other local law enforcement agencies as part of the Unified Incident Command on a real-time simulated evacuation of the affected fire area.
As part of this drill, firefighters will be conducting a neighborhood evaluation of the Wolfgang Rd area of Tahoe Donner to practice the real-life decision making of defending homes in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).
Residents of the Tahoe Donner area should be aware that on Saturday, June 29th in the morning there will be an increase in fire and law enforcement vehicles in the Tahoe Donner subdivision, particularly around the Ski Hill area as the drill is conducted.
Residents and visitors interested in more information may stop by the Incident Command Post at the Ski Hill parking lot or tune to AM 1670, Truckee CARES, which is the Town of Truckee’s low power AM radio station for emergency notifications.