Fire Prevention in Tahoe - When all seasons are fire season
INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV. (June 16, 2021) - With this year’s especially dry, hot temperatures, increased concerns of wildfire in the Lake Tahoe region are on the forefront of the minds of many community members and officials. The last few years of fire devastation in Nevada and California have shown us that recovery from fire is not easy. Prevention throughout the year is vital in taking action against the threat of wildfire.
More than ever, collaborative efforts in education and prevention are taking place among federal, state, local firefighting agencies, and resource management agencies. Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has partnered with University of Nevada Reno, Extension and Tahoe Resource Conservation District to help fill in the gaps of the larger collaborations in the Lake Tahoe area to ensure resources are available to prevent wildfires in our area.
“We are grateful for the many professionals and organizations working together in the Tahoe region to keep our community safe,” says Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s CEO, Claudia Andersen. “It is Parasol’s top priority to help the community access important information and resources for fire prevention and safety.”
Tahoe Living with Fire - TahoeLivingWithFire.com
Filled with tools for homeowners, community members, educators, and fire professionals, Tahoe Living with Fire is a comprehensive program providing recommendations and resources on preparing for wildfire and reducing wildfire threat in the Tahoe region. Tahoe Living with Fire is committed to protecting life, property, and the environment at Lake Tahoe through proper fire management.
Some of the important resources available on the Living with Fire website are:
· Prepare your home and yard by creating, improving, and maintaining defensible space:
· Know where prescribed burns are taking place in your area:
· Find your local fire district:
If you are in Nevada and are looking for information on preparing for fire, and you are in not in the Tahoe area, you can visit LivingWithFire.com
Signing up for Emergency notifications on your phone or by email is a great way to keep you informed of fire alerts, as well as other emergency notifications taking place in your area.
· Douglas County: douglascounty.onthealert.com
· El Dorado County: ready.edso.org
· Placer County: placer-alert.org
· Washoe County: washoecounty.us/em/RegionalAlerts.php
AlertTahoe Fire Cameras
Parasol partnered with Tahoe Prosperity Center to help fund the installation of cameras that enable the public to be on watch and to report wildfires. These cameras have already helped detect and extinguish more than 70 fires in the Tahoe Basin, including Tahoe’s first wildfire in 2021 at Meeks Bay!
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation is Tahoe’s oldest and largest community foundation. Dedicated to cultivating community philanthropy, Parasol connects donors to causes that count and helps nonprofits achieve their charitable goals, positively impacting the quality of life and supporting the people and places of Tahoe.