A MESSAGE FROM THE FIRE CHIEF MICHAEL SCHWARTZ
Updated December 1, 2020
The western Pacific region has entered into a winter weather pattern bringing timely snow to the Lake Tahoe Basin. As a result of receiving this much-needed precipitation, local fire restrictions for the North Tahoe Fire and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts have been reduced by the Fire Chief to allow the use of firepits and charcoal barbecues. CAL FIRE has lifted their burn permit suspension that was in place in Placer and El Dorado counties, and residential door yard burning is now allowed with a valid permit. The USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has maintained enhanced fire restrictions through the end of the month.
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.
The North Tahoe Fire Protection District would like to thank you for visiting our website. I also 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! You can also listen to our live radio traffic at www.broadcastify.com.
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.