Saturday, April 18, 2015
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and tune to 1630 AM on your radio for emergency information and Red Flag Warnings. 
Also, be sure to "like" us on facebook to receive informative posts.

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 should arrive. 
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
Insurance 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 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
Michael Schwartz 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.