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  • Welcome to Lake Valley Fire Protection District

    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 Read More
  • Operations Division

    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
  • Fire Prevention Division

    Fire Prevention Division

    The mission of the fire prevention division is to protect our community's people, property and environment by preventing emergencies through providing inspection, plan checking, and fire and life safety education services. The Fire Prevention Division Read More
  • Fire Adapted Community

    Fire Adapted Community

    A Fire Adapted Community acknowledges and takes responsibility for its wildfire risk, and implements appropriate actions at all levels. Actions address resident safety, homes, neighborhoods, businesses and infrastructure, forests, parks, open spaces and other community assets Read More
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10-17-2016 7am

The Emerald Fire is 100% contained. Debris continues to impact the roadway due to the high winds and torrential rains. Fire suppression repair is ongoing. Liberty Utilities continues to work to restore power to all customers.

Road Closures: Highway 89 from Fallen Leaf Lake to Emerald Bay North Gate will remain closed until Caltrans can make the roadway safe.

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Sunday October 16th 2016

Effective at 3:00pm today, the following evacuation orders have been lifted;

  • Cathedral Rd
  • Springs Creek Tract
  • Camp Shelly
  • Camp Concord
  • Mt Tallac Rd

The following areas will be open to residents only;

  • Cascade Properties
  • Cascade Lake

Fire crews, Law enforcement, Caltrans and Liberty Utilities continue to work in the area. Residents are advised to take extra caution while driving in these areas. 


Highway 89 remains closed while Cal Trans removes debris from the roadway, and evaluates and removes any trees that may pose a hazard to the roadway.  

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Prepare for Wildfire Season by Creating Defensible Space


Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

July 2016

For Immediate Release

Prepare for Wildfire Season by Creating Defensible Space


South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – With summer here and wildfires burning in the Sierra Nevada, people at Lake Tahoe must ensure they are prepared for wildfire by clearing hazardous fuels from their properties and creating defensible space.

Local fire protection districts and fire departments around the Lake Tahoe Region offer defensible space inspections and tree removal permits. They are ready to help people reduce wildfire risk and prepare for wildfire.

When a wildfire ignites, vegetation around homes and buildings can help feed the fire. Appropriately managing that vegetation and creating defensible space increases the chance a home or building will survive the wildfire. Properly managed vegetation also makes it much safer for firefighters to respond to extinguish structure fires.

Hazardous fuel reduction means raking up leaves and pine needles in the yard and clearing trees, shrubs, branches and other fuel sources in a way that makes it difficult for wildfire to transfer from one fuel source to another, from the ground up into the trees, and from fuel sources to homes or buildings.

Lake Tahoe residents are encouraged to work together and with their local fire protection district to create defensible space throughout entire neighborhoods.

For homes not on Lake Tahoe’s shoreline, a permit is required to remove living trees greater than 14-inches diameter at breast height. For homes on the lakeshore, a permit is required to remove trees greater than 6-inches diameter at breast height between the house and the lake, or trees greater than 14-inches diameter at breast height in other areas.

Fire Dept./District Defensible Space Inspections Chipping Program Tree Removal Permit
Fallen Leaf Lake Fire Department No Free, provided by Lake Valley FPD. Call 530-577-CHIP (2447) Contact TRPA. $53 fee
Lake Valley Fire Protection District Free Free. Call 530-577-CHIP (2447). $75 fee
Meeks Bay Fire Protection District Free Free. Use online form to request at $80 fee
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Free Free. Call 775-831-0351 ext. 8118 Free
North Tahoe Fire Protection District Free Free. Use online form to request at $80 fee
South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue Free No Contact TRPA. $53 fee
Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Free Free. Use online form to request at Free

More information about creating defensible space and fire-adapted communities is available online at

The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is working to create a Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities, partnering with residents and fire districts on the California side of the Tahoe Basin to reduce wildfire risk. Community volunteers and leaders are needed and should contact Marybeth Donahoe at (530) 543-1501 ext. 114 to learn more.

People and businesses are also encouraged to sign up to receive emergency notifications now before a local emergency such as a wildfire occurs.

City of South Lake Tahoe:

El Dorado County:

Placer County:

Douglas County:

Washoe County:

Remember to Think First to Keep Tahoe Fire Safe this summer. Visit to learn more about wildfire prevention and preparedness and sign a pledge to Think First to Keep Tahoe Fire Safe to show you are taking the wildfire threat at Tahoe seriously and working to reduce wildfire risk in our communities.

About the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) consists of representatives of Tahoe Basin fire agencies, CAL FIRE, Nevada Division of Forestry and related state agencies, University of California and Nevada Cooperative Extensions, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, conservation districts from both states, the California Tahoe Conservancy and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. Our Mission is to protect lives, property and the environment withinthe Lake Tahoe Basin from wildfire by implementing prioritized fuels reduction projects and engaging the public in becoming a Fire Adapted Community.

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CPR BLS and Heart Saver Classes

Sign up now! CPR BLS and Heart Saver classes offered:

June 8th, 23rd

July 6th, 21st

August 3rd, 18th, 31st

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Employment Opportunity

Fuel Reduction/Chipper 
South Lake Tahoe, California
Chipper(s) will be responsible for operating the wood chipper and safely conducting slash disposal at the properties of homeowners within the areas of Lake Valley’s jurisdiction, Fallen Leaf Lake, and Alpine County. Chipper(s) will listen to voicemail messages left by homeowners and properly document all information necessary to provide prompt and professional service. Chipper(s) may conduct other duties as assigned.
➢ Graduate from high school or successful certification of equivalency
➢ Minimum of 18 years of age
➢ Ability to perform manual labor, lift heavy loads, and work for extended periods of time
➢ Current and valid Nevada or California Driver’s License, Class C
➢ Knowledge of, and experience with, wood chipper, chainsaw and other equipment
➢ Familiarity driving large vehicles and experience with basic towing operations
➢ Ability to work safely and cooperatively in a group setting and work within a variety of working conditions
➢ Interpersonal skills are vital due to constant interaction with local homeowners
Applications are available at Lake Valley Fire Protection District Station 7 and on Deliver completed applications and proof of desired qualifications to:

Lake Valley Fire Protection District Station 7
2211 Keetak Street
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
ATTN: Martin Goldberg

Applications are being accepted continuously until filled. Interviews will be conducted upon receipt of a complete application. Final deadline June 6th 2016.
Martin Goldberg
Fire and Fuels Division
(530) 577-3737 or
FAX: (530) 577-3739

This position is a four-month limited term hourly position in the District, assigned to a guaranteed 40-hour workweek. Benefits and housing are not included. Hourly starting rate is $12.00-$14.40 per hour.

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