WELCOME TO THE NORTH TAHOE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
You can listen to our live radio traffic at Broadcasify.com 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 and 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.
The North Tahoe Fire Protection District thanks you
for visiting our website. We hope that 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.
Services Office (ISO) collects and evaluates information from communities on
their fire suppression capabilities and assigned a Public Protection
Classification (PPC) number of 4/8B to our community. Class 4 applies to properties
within 5 mile of a fire station and 1000 feet of a fire hydrant, the remainder
of the District is Class 8B; Class 8B 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 effects 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 Release 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.