WELCOME TO THE NORTH TAHOE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
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While visiting our website, select our Press Releases section to see current Public Announcements.
After what seemed like an ever shortening shoulder
season, winter operations have commenced at North Tahoe Fire. The Fire District relies on the fall
shoulder season in order to get caught up on mandatory activities such as
recruitment, training, hydrants and inspections as well as transitioning our
operations from summer into winter. Like the seasons, the District’s focus
changes with the weather, as cold temperatures drop fire responses trend
towards structure fires, motor vehicle collisions increase as snow and ice
accumulates on the roadways, and with ski area attendance increasing for the
holidays so does the utilization of our paramedic ambulances. As always, be
vigilant towards safety especially during these busy periods; please check your
carbon monoxide and smoke detectors,
properly dispose of fireplace ashes and Move Over, Slow Down for roadside emergency workers,
it’s the law! I wish you and your families all a safe holiday season and a
prosperous new year. While we always hope you won’t need to utilize our
emergency services, rest-assured, we will be here to serve you if the need
North Tahoe Fire and Meeks Bay Fire
are pleased to announce that they have entered into a mutual aid agreement for
“Fire Services Management and Related Services” whereby North Tahoe Fire will
provide chief services formerly provided by the MBFPD Fire Chief. This partnership will ensure continuity of
emergency services as well as increased public safety to both Districts. North Tahoe Fire is honored to partner with
MBFPD, together serving the citizens of the west shore.
The North Tahoe Fire Protection District would like
to thank you for visiting our website. We
hope you find the site a reflection of our organization’s and community values.
It is our goal to readily provide the
information and services that our citizens and customers need to efficiently
interact with the District online. Websites,
like organizations, are never really complete but are continually evolving
based on the needs and feedback we receive from visitors like you – so let us
know if you are unable to find what you are looking for or have ideas to
improve our ability to serve you. You
may send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services Office (ISO) collects and evaluates information from communities on
their fire suppression capabilities and assigned a Public Protection
Classification (PPC) number of 4/4Y to our community. Class 4 applies to properties within 5 miles
of a fire station and 1000 feet of a fire hydrant. The remainder of the District is Class 4Y;
Class 4Y is a special classification that recognizes a superior level of fire
protection services, but no credible water supply (hydrants). Class 4 puts the District amongst the top 25%
of all California fire agencies. ISO is
an independent company that insurance companies use to asses a community’s
structure fire risk; a change in classification has a direct effect on what our
community pays for fire insurance. For
additional information on the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and how it affects
fire insurance rates go to www.iso.com or
contact your local insurance agent.
Take a few minutes and tour our website to learn more
about what’s currently happening in the District. Start in the About Us section
and then visit the Board of Directors area
to see meeting times, agendas and past minutes.
Breaking news can be found in our Press Releases section and the rest of the site is filled with
relevant community safety and educational information for residents and
visitors alike. If you like to stay
current right up to the minute I suggest you follow us on Facebook or Twitter and
during times of critical incidents within the District tune into our very own
local broadcast radio network Channel 1630 on your AM dial!
All members of the North Tahoe Fire Protection
District are here to serve you every hour of every day.
If you have any
questions regarding the District or the services we provide, please do not
hesitate to call me at (530) 584-2318 or email me at Schwartz@ntfire.net.
joined the North Tahoe Fire Protection District as its Fire Chief in 2012,
after serving 29 years with a neighboring fire agency. Along with his wife Jean, they have been a
part of the Lake Tahoe community since 1978, raising four children and
participating in many local community organizations.