Reducing Wildfire Risks

Important Resources to Help You Live with Wildfire Successfully

Alpine Meadows is a FireWise community.  Our Fire Safe Council works closely with North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD or North Tahoe Fire), the local fire protection agency, to encourage our residents to reduce the risk of wildfire within Alpine Meadows.


The improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire you need (and are required) to create defensible space around your home.  Please see the Ready for Wildfire website to learn more.

NTFPD offers free defensible space inspections (we are Area 5) if you need help identifying what to do on your property. NTFPD also offers a free curbside chipping program for the branches and small trees you have cleaned up on your property.  You need to sign-up for the chipping program the week before they are scheduled to be in Alpine Meadows.  Please remember to work with the BCA Tree Committee before removing trees on your property.

You also should consider “home hardening.”  California Fire Safe Council created a short summary of how to make your home more resistant to a wildfire. Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities created a “how to” guide: Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide: How to Harden Homes for Wildfire. They also have three recordings of workshops that explain and teach this material:


Sign-up for emergency alerts with Placer (County) Alerts. (This is also where you sign-up for Gazex notification.) This is the best way to receive emergency notices, especially if you no longer have a hardwire landline.

Other ways to receive information about breaking emergency news include:

  • Like North Tahoe Fire on Facebook
  • Follow North Tahoe Fire on Twitter
  • Follow Caltrans District 3 on Twitter
  • Download the CAL FIRE app
  • Sign-up for the Bear Creek Neighborhood on NextDoor
  • Be sure your contact information is up to date with Liberty Utilities


The websites 'Ready for Wildfire' and 'FIRESafe Marin' have good resources to help you pre-plan, including what should be in your “Go” Bag.

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