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Can You Dig It Adopt A Hydrant Near You


The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has over 1000 fire hydrants within our fire jurisdiction. With the recent snowstorms and more on the way, you may see us out and about digging out fire hydrants.

“Can You Dig It” and adopt a hydrant closest to your home or business, keeping it clear of snow and debris? You will be helping to keep our community safe. We appreciate the members of our community who already maintain hydrants in their neighborhood and encourage everyone to participate. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Adopt_A_Hydrant_Form.pdf and email your form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tag yourself in a photo using #AdoptAHydrant and share with us on our InstagramFacebook, and Twitter pages.

When maintaining a hydrant please try to ensure that a four-foot clear space is maintained around the circumference of the hydrant and to the edge of the road. In addition, a minimum clear space of seven and one-half feet shall be maintained to both sides of the hydrant.   The 2018 International Fire code and NLTFPD Resolution 18-1, section 507.5.5states that fire hydrants must be free of obstructions and immediately visible. If fire hydrants are located on private property, it is the homeowners or Homeowners Association (HOA) responsibility to keep the fire hydrant(s) clear.

If you notice a fire hydrant that is not marked with a “FH” pole, please let us know by calling our Fire Prevention Bureau at 775-831-0351, ext. 8127.

If you notice a damaged or leaking fire hydrant, please call Incline Village General Improvement Public Works at 775-832-1203.

Also, please keep rooftops clear of excessive snow and watch for forming cornices that can pose a dangerous situation. Ask for professional snow removal services to help with this. We also recommend knowing where your gas meter is located and keeping it clear.