October 14, 2011 – Last Day for Defensible Space/Tree Permits & Chipping Service Requests

In order to service all remaining requests for Defensible Space Evaluations and Chipping in a timely manner and prior to potential inclement weather approaching, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has announced that Friday, October 14th will be the last day to request these services. This will allow the Fire District time to complete the last requests for the 2011 season.

Please call 775/831-0351, ext. 8118 and leave your name, service requested, address and phone number. Or, visit our website at www.nltfpd.net. For Chipping requests, please remember that the pile needs to be curbside (limbs no larger than 6 inches in diameter, no stumps, roots, garbage, nails or finished lumber and pile must not exceed 10’x10’x10’).
Folks that are on the 2011 list that have not yet been completed will be contacted and arrangements made to complete each request. To date, the Fire District has completed approximately 164 Defensible Space requests and 174 Chipping requests for the 2011 season. Since May 2008, 270 Nevada Fire Safe Council Defensible Space Rebates have been awarded to Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents, for a total of $225,000.

The Fire District would like to thank everyone that has expressed an interest in learning about what they can do to make their homes more defendable from a wildland fire and spending the necessary time to do the work around their homes.

Save this number to call next spring to request a Defensible Space Evaluation/Tree Permit, or Chipping Service, 775/831-0351, ext. 8118. Or, visit our website www.nltfpd.net.
The district anticipates beginning the prescribed burn program in the near future, depending on proper weather conditions.