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Training with the crew from Care Flight

Local strike team at the Waterfall Fire - Carson City, Nevada

Durango Helitack helping out with a Shirley Canyon spot fire - 2014

Small vegetation fire adjacent to Squaw Valley Park

Old Engine One at the Truckee Fourth of July Parade

Loading a patient in Care Flight on Highway 89

Local kids and Old Engine One at the annual Pancake Breakfast

Smoke from the Rim Fire in Yosemite blankets Squaw Valley

Information

 

  • Thinking is often the difference between a safe summer in Lake Tahoe and a dangerous wildfire event. Every summer millions of campers, hikers, beach goers and homeowners make the right decisions — thinking first by extinguishing a campfire correctly, trimming tree branches or making sure their off-road vehicle is equipped with a spark arrestor.  We live in, and visit, a place of immense natural beauty and near limitless recreation. By thinking first, you keep it that way.   Visit www.thinkfirsttahoe.org  and sign the pledge to protect your playground.

 

  • Citygate Associates assessment of project impacts and appropriate fire service mitigations for the proposed Village At Squaw project.  Read the full draft report here

 

  • Give your household the best chance of surviving a wildfire by being ready to go and evacuating early.  This includes going through pre-evacuation preparation steps (only if time allows) to increase your home’s defenses, as well as creating a Wildfire Action Plan for your family.  Being ready to go also means knowing when to evacuate and what to do if you become trapped.  Check out Living With Fire In The Lake Tahoe Basin and the Ready, Set, Go video from Calfire for more information.  The Lake Tahoe Basin’s firefighting agencies and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension have come together to promote the Fire Adapted Community concept. They believe this is the best opportunity to decrease the wildfire threat.  Click here for details

 

  • Burn Permits: We do issue burn permits for residents within our jurisdiction in Squaw Valley but we encourage you to contact the Placer County Air Pollution Control District for information regarding burn day information www.placer.ca.gov/apcd or call toll free 1-800-998-2876  or  530-745-2330 for non-residential burning