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  • Welcome to Lake Valley Fire Protection District

    It is the mission of the Lake Valley Fire Protection District to protect our community, its people, and environment, by providing the highest level of fire suppression, emergency medical, disaster, hazardous materials, and fire prevention services to all residents and visitors within our District. Read More
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update

    Community Wildfire Protection Plans allow communities to collaborate with state and local agencies to prioritize hazardous fuels reduction projects in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Read More
  • Wood Roof Replacement Program

    Phase 2 (implementation) of the wood Roof Replacement Grant Program is in progress. Please visit the Wood Roof Replacement page for information, documents, and details. Read More
  • Operations Division

    The mission of the Operations Division is to protect our community's people, property and environment by conducting aggressive emergency operations to mitigate threats caused by fire, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and disasters. Read More
  • Defensible Space

    Defensible Space is the most effective way for property owners to protect their homes and lives against destruction by wildfire. During a major fire, there are not enough firefighters or fire engines available to protect every home. Homes with defensible space are more likely to survive without firefighters, and firefighters choose to protect the homes that are most likely to survive and that provide the safest environment to work in. Read More
  • Angora Peak Fire Crew

    Within the LVFPD, the Angora Peak Fire Crew: Suppresses all wildland fires; reduces risk of fire entering, or leaving communities; improves native forest composition and structure; increases canopy base height and reduces crown density; reduces the amount of dead and down material that can carry a wildfire; provides a highly trained and skilled Type II Initial Attack hand crew to neighboring Fire Districts and Departments, the Forest Service, and the Lake Tahoe Regional Fire Chiefs. Read More
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Posted on in General News

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Lake Valley Fire Protection is requesting bids for:


Bid specifications and instructions are available at Lake Valley Station #7 located at 2211 Keetak St, South Lake Tahoe, CA, starting Tuesday July 8, 2014.

Sealed bids need to be received no later than 5:00:00:00 PM PST Friday July 25, 2014.

Download the Water Tender Specifications and Invitation to Bid, below.

Posted on in Fire Prevention

May is the perfect time to prepare your home to survive a wildfire.  The website has information and resources to help you do just that.  To find a Wildfire Awareness event or activity in your area, follow the link HERE to our calendar of events. View the Fire District Map  for their station locations and contact information.

Posted on in Uncategorized

Lake Valley is no longer accepting roof grant applications

Phase 2 (implementation) has begun and we are happy to announce that all Phase 1 participants have been deemed eligible.

The Roofing Contractors Courtesy List is available for download.  Any interested contractors please contact us for details of the bidding process and to be added to the list.

All defensible space must be compliant with a final inspection upon the completion of the roof.

For more information visit the Wood Roof Replacement Program page...

Posted on in Uncategorized

Lake Valley Fire Protection District is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected death of 34 year old Firefighter Paramedic Brandon “Mitch” Underhill on Sunday, September 29, 2013.  Mitch joined the Fire District as a paid professional on September 27, 2005 and served the community with dedication and devotion for just over eight years until his untimely death.  

Mitch is survived by his wife and two young children, his parents, and a sister and brother. Donations to help out the family in these toughest of times can be made at any El Dorado Savings bank branch under the name of the “Underhill Family Fund”. A website has been set up at

Download the Press Release

Memorial Service Information

A memorial celebration of Brandon “Mitch” Underhill’s life is scheduled for Sunday, October 20, 2013 at St Theresa’s Church located at 1041 Lyons Ave, South Lake Tahoe CA 96150. A procession of fire apparatus will form up at Lake Valley Fire District, Station 7, located at 2211 Keetak Street in South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 at 1300. The procession will depart Station 7 at 1400 and arrive at St Theresa’s at approximately 1430. A full honors memorial service will take place after the procession arrives followed by a reception also at St Theresa’s in the neighboring hall.

If your department is interested in having fire apparatus in the procession or participating in the “sea of blue” at the church, please contact Leona Allen at 530-577-3737 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Posted on in Uncategorized

8 a.m. to 12 p.m. • Saturday, May 25

  • MontBleu Resort Area - Parking Lot and adjacent Pony Express Field
  • 8 a.m - 11 a.m. Tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting)
  • 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Family fun zone with games and activities, photo opportunities with Smokey Bear & firefighters, information booths, demonstrations, fire engines and exhibits

Wildfire Awareness Week sparks an important time for homeowners in the Lake Tahoe Basin to reduce the risk of wildfire on their property and around their home.

Join local fire protection agencies for a fun-filled Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Week Kick-off Event to learn about fire safety and creating defensible space.

With a dry summer ahead, fire districts are reminding everyone that fuel reduction is not a “bunch of hot air,” and will be offering free tethered hot air balloon rides in the Smokey Bear balloon (weather permitting).  Passengers will see the effects of recent wildfires as well as views of beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Event Flyer (PDF)


Posted on in Fire Prevention

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Posted on in Fire Prevention

Recently the State of California has begun sending out bills from the State board of Equalization to property owners throughout the State including properties within the boundaries of the Lake Valley Fire Protection District. The bills are for what the State of California is referring to as a “Fire Prevention Fee”. The “Fire Prevention Fee” was created under an Assembly Bill by the California Legislature as a part of the 2011 / 2012 California State budget adoption. The “Fee” is to replace money taken away from the State Fire Department’s (Cal-Fire) budget. It is not for the enhancement of fire protection services by Cal-Fire. The “Fire Prevention Fee” revenue raised does not go to the Lake Valley Fire Protection District. As the “Fire Prevention Fee” is not considered to be a “Tax” by the State of California, no property owners had the opportunity to vote on the issue as would have been required under Proposition 218 had the “Fee” been a “Tax”.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is planning on filing a lawsuit against the State of California as they feel that the “Fee” is actually a “Tax” and therefore is in violation of Proposition 218. They can be contacted at  HYPERLINK ""

The State of California is operating a website at  HYPERLINK "" with more official information on the “Fire Prevention Fee”

Please feel free to contact the Lake Valley Fire Protection District at 530-577-3737 if we can be of any assistance or answer any questions.

The following frequently asked questions are provided by the State of California:


Posted on in Uncategorized


Lake Valley Fire Protection District (District) received grant funding for treating fire hazardous fuels on private vacant lots in the North Upper Truckee neighborhood. The State of California Proposition 40 funding is administered by CALFIRE and available immediately. A processing fee or match funding is required to participate. If your vacant lot is a concern to your neighbor, now is the time to get it cleared. Please contact the District at (530) 577-2447 for all the details. Funds are limited so please don’t wait.

Posted on in Safety Tips

 Public Service Announcement

Recent house fires prompt official warning to 'can your ashes'

Improperly stored fireplace ashes are being blamed for a 2011 Christmas Day blaze in Connecticut which killed five people. Two recent fires in South Lake Tahoe had the same cause, one was stopped quickly, but the other developed into a full blown structure fire. Lake Valley Fire Protection District with the assistance of South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, were able to control and contain the fire from extending to another home a few feet away, as well as, the quick stop into the adjacent wildland.

Authorities said discarded fireplace and wood stove ashes are a major cause of house fires every year.

Locally, the Lake Valley Fire Protection District has kicked off a "Can your ashes" campaign.


Posted on in General News

Lake Valley is no longer accepting roof grant applications

  • For those who already have applications in, it will take some time for Cal EMA to process them.  You will probably not hear from us until July or August.

  • There will be instructions for homeowners when it is time to start receiving roofing bids – Cal EMA has to confirm that the properties are eligible.

  • A courtesy roofing contractor list will be made available at that time.

  • All defensible space must be compliant with a final inspection after the roof has been completed.

  •  Visit the Wood Roof Replacement Program page...

Thank you!

Our new website was launched summer 2012 to provide easier access to the services of Lake Valley Fire Protection District.  Our goal is to quickly answer any questions or concerns raised by residents and visitors to our district, with accesible and organized web based information technology.

Please browse our new website, and welcome to Lake Valley Fire Protection District!

Posted on in Uncategorized

Lake Valley personnel assisted El Dorado County Search and Rescue teams while training with National Guard Blackhawk helicopters.  View the photos on Facebook!