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NORTH TAHOE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Defensible Space & Chipping Information

The Chipping Season for North Tahoe Fire begins May 25, 2015.  In order for your pile to be chipped or to schedule a defensible space inspection, call (530) 584-2322 to be placed on the chipping schedule or make a request online by clicking here.

Once you have scheduled your chipping, work is performed according to area specific zones.  

Click here for more information regarding Area Specific Zones.  

In addition, there are several Greenwaste drop-off events taking place this season at various locations.  

Call us at (530) 583-6911 for more information.

We appreciate your hard work in maintaining Defensible Space.  

Please look to LivingWithFire.info/tahoe  for more information.


 

Do you have enough Defensible Space?

Summer brings the threat of wildland fires to the Lake Tahoe basin. Fire prevention can keep fires from starting and can be a determining factor in protecting your property should a wildland fire occur in your area.

The North Tahoe Fire Protection District is offering a FREE chipping service throughout the summer months. In addition, we offer FREE property inspections to assist residents in creating “Defensible Space” around their homes and structures.


Here's how the program works:

This year, 2015, North Tahoe Fire is pleased to provide Chipping Service to our residential customers. 

The crew will not be hauling chips away. You can have the chips left in a pile or broadcast back onto your property. The size of your debris pile must not be larger than 6' high by 6' deep by 20' wide.

WE DO NOT CHIP BOARD LUMBER, PINE CONES, PINE NEEDLES OR BARK. To dispose of these materials contact the Cabin Creek Land Fill (530) 583-7800 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Mon-Sat. Yard waste/debris must be delivered to them in bags or in a tarp.  

How to request chipping or property inspections:

Make a request online by clicking here, or call our hotline at (530) 584-2322.  North Tahoe Fire Protection District uses an Area Specific Zone Schedule by Rotation for Chipping.  To find out when we will be in your neighborhood, please click on this link to open a document that provides the weekly area rotations by date.  Remember even though we may be in your area, you must submit a request in order for chipping services to occur.


It’s a neighborhood thing!

Homeowners frequently ask “What can be done about my neighbor’s property?” North Tahoe Fire suggests that you first make a personal appeal and provide fire hazard and defensible space literature available from the district. If that doesn’t elicit response you can contact us at 530-584-2322 and ask to speak to a defensible space inspector.

If you would like to have a speaker at your homeowner’s association or neighborhood meetings, please call NTFPD at 530-584-2322 to set up an appointment.

You may access the Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the California portion of the Lake Tahoe basin by clicking here. Additionally, the Alpine Meadows Community Wildfire Protection Plan can be accessed by clicking here.