Special Events

In order to facilitate your specific event needs, please review and complete the appropriate checklist and submittal form below and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need assistance or have questions, please feel free to call us at 775-831-0351, ext. 8131. 

  1. Interior_Exhibitiion_Trade_Shows_Holiday_Displany_Submittal_Checklist.pdf
  2. Outdoor_Temporary_Activity_Submittal_Checklist.pdf

Ash Can Program

With the increased use of outdoor fireplaces and alternative heating/cooking methods, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District would like to remind you of proper ways to dispose of leftover ashes.  Nationally, improper ash disposal from indoor and outdoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves causes thousands of fires every year.

Many people do not realize the length of time required for ashes to cool enough for disposal.  Even after several days, a pile of ashes can hold enough heat to reignite and start a fire.  Four days, or 96 hours, is the minimum recommended cooling period for ashes. Extra care should be used in the storage and final disposal.

When disposing of the ashes, you should use the following procedures:

  • Make sure there are no hot spots left in the ashes.  This is done by soaking them in water or letting them sit for several days and double-checking for hot spots.   This would apply to charcoal grill ashes as well.
  • All ashes should then be stored in the fire-resistant metal container provided.  This helps keep air from blowing through and disturbing ashes which can leave hot coals exposed for reigniting.  Approved containers are available at local retailers.  They should NEVER be disposed of in a plastic garbage box or can, a cardboard box, or paper grocery bag.  Never use a vacuum cleaner to pick up ashes.
  • The metal container should be placed away from anything flammable.  It should not be placed next to a firewood pile, up against or in the garage, on or under a wood deck, or under a porch.
  • After sitting for a week in the metal container, check them again to be sure that they are cool. If so, the ashes are then safe to dispose of in your trash.

As a safety precaution keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from a fireplace, wood stove, or any other heating appliance, and create a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires. It is important to make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying, and never leave a fire unattended, particularly when children are present.

For our Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents that rely on a wood-burning device for heat, please fill out a Free Ash Can application form, also available at the Fire District Administration Office, 866 Oriole Way, Incline Village. If the required criteria are met, an ash can will be provided. Inside each ash can, residents will find an instructional flyer on how to properly dispose of fireplace ashes. Ash cans will be provided to qualifying residents on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Can Your Ashes infographic

2021 Fire Season Fire Updates

September 3, 2021

 Caldor Fire Relief: How You Can Help

August 31, 2021

Caldor Fire Information: Visit Linktree

Caldor Fire Incident Email Sign Up

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Register for CODE RED EMERGENCY ALERTS 

Stay informed, be prepared and pack a go-bag

Helpful information links:

August 26, 2021

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & EVACUATION

As the smoke continues to blanket the Lake Tahoe Basin and surrounding areas from the Caldor Fire, we are all feeling the impacts in many ways. It is uncomfortable both physically and mentally and creates a sense of urgency around the topics of emergency preparedness and evacuation.

“The Lake Tahoe Regional Fire Chiefs and Caldor Fire Incident Cooperators are working together diligently to ensure that everything possible is being done to mitigate the spread of this fire to the Lake Tahoe Basin. This fire is the number one priority in the country which means all available resources are being diverted to this incident” said North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Fire Chief Ryan Sommers. Current incident objectives include building a line east of the eastern edge of the fire, west of Camp Sacramento. The line is being constructed with bulldozers and hand crews.  Once the line is constructed, the Incident Management Team will take the appropriate measures to try and mitigate any further progression of the fire to the east.  The Operations Division of the team has established “trigger” points with respect to the fire's edge and if the fire reaches those trigger points, they may start asking for evacuations of Camp Sacramento to the east.  There are a multitude of elements, such as weather, wind, and humidity that have to line up for the fire to progress in this direction. 

People have a lot of questions regarding the evacuation process and when and how they will be notified. First, stay informed. Please sign up for county CODE RED emergency alert notifications. You will recognize the CODE RED call when your caller ID displays the following numbers. Please be sure to add these telephone numbers into your telephone contacts, when applicable (866-419-5000 or Emergency Alert for Emergency Notifications, 855-969-4636 or Community Alert for General Notifications).

In addition to CODE RED notifications, you may also be notified by the Emergency Alert System (EAS), adopted by the Federal Communication Commission, the EAS now replaces the old Emergency Broadcast System. Tune in to KKOH-AM780 on your radio, this is the primary relay station for northern Nevada. Other emergency notification systems include reverse 911, the media, and local emergency officials/door-to-door notifications.

It is up to each of us to be prepared before an emergency occurs. This means making a plan with your family that addresses communications, evacuation routes, pet(s), and special needs. Also, consider taking a home inventory of all items in your household.

Lastly, assemble a kit or ‘go bag’. This should include a three-day supply of essential items such as food, water, first aid and supplies, clothing, bedding, sanitation, flashlight, extra set of car and house keys, portable radio and batteries, home inventory checklist.

Being prepared and staying informed are the two best things you can do when it comes to emergency preparedness. Make a plan, assemble a kit, and stay informed. If evacuation becomes necessary, the more you are prepared, the quicker you can respond. Have your kit or go bag ready. If you are advised to evacuate do so immediately, do not wait. Know your evacuation routes and stay informed.

For folks that want to make donations or lend assistance on these fires, please call the incident fire information phone number, and ask for shelter and/or animal evacuation information (also listed in the incident information on InciWeb. You can also contact Red Cross, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. For those interested in specifically helping people affected by the Western wildfires, write “Western Wildfires” in the memo line of a check and mail it with a completed donation form to the address on the form or to their local Red Cross chapter.

Some general helpful information links:

For Caldor Fire Information:

Ø  Caldor Fire Linktree: https://linktr.ee/IMT6?utm_source=qr_code

Short Term Rentals (STR)

In accordance with Washoe County guidelines, the NLTFPD will conduct a defensible space inspection for all short-term rental applications in Incline Village/Crystal Bay that do not have a current compliant inspection. Occupancies with fire protection systems (e.g., fire sprinklers or monitored fire alarm systems) will receive a fire and life safety inspection to ensure the system(s) have been inspected and serviced annually.  Systems shall be serviced by a fire protection contractor that is licensed in the State of Nevada and certified by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.  The owner or owner’s representative shall be on-site for inspections conducted by NLTFPD.    

To schedule an appointment please contact an NLTFPD Inspector at 775-833-8107.

What to expect from the STR Inspection Form

Have questions about STR inspections? We’ve got the answers.

Q:  What should a homeowner expect during an STR inspection?

A:  In accordance with Washoe County guidelines, the NLTFPD will conduct a defensible space inspection for all short-term rental applications in Incline Village/Crystal Bay that do not have a current compliant inspection. Occupancies with fire protection systems (e.g., fire sprinklers or monitored fire alarm systems) will receive a fire and life safety inspection to ensure the system(s) have been inspected and serviced annually.  Systems shall be serviced by a fire protection contractor that is licensed in the State of Nevada and certified by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.  The owner or owner’s representative shall be on-site for inspections conducted by NLTFPD.    

Learn more about the STR Inspection Form...

Q:  What are the defensible space requirements for an STR property?

A: The fire district is located in an Extreme Hazard wildfire environment which requires a defensible space evaluation (DSE) for all homes. The DSE provides the homeowner with information to reduce wildland fire risks on the exterior of the home and surrounding property.  Exterior smoking locations should be clearly marked with cigarette disposal cans with lids.  Ash cans may be obtained from NLTFPD.

Learn how to create and improve a defensible space and about the ash can program.

Q:  What is the fire extinguisher requirement for an STR property?   

A: Fire extinguishers are required on each level; the minimum size for fire extinguishers is 2-A:10-B:C. Extinguishers shall be mounted unless they are clearly identified on the posted safety plan. Extinguishers shall be serviced and tagged annually.  

Learn more about fire extinguishers

Q:  What are the requirements for carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms in an STR?

A: Carbon monoxide detection and smoke alarms shall be installed in accordance with the currently adopted fire and building codes as well as the National Fire Protection Association Standard 72.  Some of the basic requirements are as follows:

  • Carbon monoxide detection shall be installed on each level in the home, outside each separate sleeping area, and in sleeping areas equipped with a fuel-burning appliance.
  • Smoke alarms shall be installed on each level in the home, outside each sleeping area, and within each room used for sleeping purposes.
  •  Alarms shall be checked after each rental to ensure they have not been tampered with.
  • Alarms shall be tested monthly, replace batteries every six (6) months.
  • Replace smoke alarms every ten (10) years, or sooner; carbon monoxide detectors every five (5)- ten (10) years, follow manufacturer recommendations.
  • A monitored fire alarm system is required for all Tier 2 and Tier 3 rentals.

Q:  What is the requirement for an emergency escape ladder for an STR property?

A: When egress windows or openings are located more than 16-feet above an exterior finished grade as a measure to the finished sill of the window, or if the lot has extenuating features as determined by the code officials, a safe landing area shall be provided, and an emergency ladder shall be permanently fastened to the inside of the wall per the manufacturer’s recommendations. 

Q:  What is recommended to allow for the Fire Department to access your home during an emergency?

A:  Residential Knox Box allows first responders to enter the home quickly and makes the re-securing of the property easier and faster.  Knox Boxes reduces the need for forced entry and related property damage.  These boxes are specifically coded for NLTFPD.  

Q:  Are barbeques or recreational fires allowed at STR properties?

A: Yes, barbeques are allowed and should be used in accordance with manufacturer recommendations – no permit required.  

Outdoor recreational fires and fire features (such as fire pits or other open flame devices) that are fueled by natural gas or propane are allowed and require an operational permit issued by NLTFPD.  Operational permits are issued to the property owner only and can be obtained by contacting NLTFPD, 775 831-0351.  Solid fuels, such as woodburning outdoor recreational fires are prohibited.

PLEASE NOTE: The use of open flame devices are prohibited during fire restrictions and on RED FLAG days.  

Learn more about Fire Weather and Burn Status.

Q:  What are the steps for Emergency Preparedness?

A:  Occupants shall be provided with basic information to safely evacuate your home during an emergency. STRs shall provide educational materials including:

  • An Escape Plan with exit locations and emergency phone numbers
  • A copy of the NLTFPD Vacation Rental Safety Information Sheet
  • The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Emergency Preparedness Guide
    • Community evacuation routes, shelter locations
    • Avalanche and earthquake warning information

Learn more about Emergency Preparedness

STAYING AT AN STR? BE AN INFORMED GUEST

Peer-to-peer hospitality services, such as Airbnb, Vacation Rentals by Owner, and other types of vacation rentals are not regulated in the same way as hotels. Requirements vary widely across jurisdictions. Act as your own safety advocate and know before you go. Be sure the following safety measures are addressed.

 

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