April 18, 2015

Fire Chief Ben Sharit

Assistant Chief Mark Novak

A Shift Battalion - Chief Jim Antti

B Shift Battalion - Chief Tim Allison

C Shift Battalion -  Chief Rich Nalder

Fire Marshal - Eric Guevin

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The Residential Open Burning program will NOT be opening for spring 2015.

Updated On: Apr 08, 2015 (15:38:00)

TDFD will not issue any burn permits this spring due to the dry winter conditions.

2015 Blood Drive Schedule

Posted On: Dec 04, 2014 (14:38:54)

Curbside Chipping Program - CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Updated On: Oct 23, 2014 (10:57:00)

The Curbside Chipping Program is now closed for the season.  The program will re-open in Spring 2015. 

Download: Chipping Info TDFD.pdf
Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad Explosive Amnesty

Updated On: May 20, 2013 (09:49:00)
                                 Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad Explosive Amnesty Week     
 Now through May 1, 2013 the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad will be offering free and anonymous pick up of any explosives. This service is offered to residents of Douglas County, City of South Lake Tahoe, and Carson City.

People in those areas can call Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District at 775-588-3591. Information will be requested about the materials to be collected, including the address where the materials are stored. A certified bomb technician will respond to remove and destroy the hazardous materials. 

Items included in the amnesty program include: Explosives, fireworks, ammunition (new or old), black powder, smokeless powder, and military ordnance. 

Residential Fire Sprinklers - Use of Antifreeze Solutions

Updated On: Nov 20, 2012 (09:17:00)

Recently there has been some controversy regarding the safety of antifreeze used in fire sprinkler systems. The Nevada State Fire Marshal has released a position statement on the use of antifreeze in sprinkler systems (see link below). The Tahoe Douglas Fire District concurs with the Nevada State Fire Marshal's position on the use of antifreeze. The Fire District does not prohibit the use of antifreeze in sprinkler systems. When it is necessary to use antifreeze in a sprinkler system, there are a number of restrictions: these restrictions include using solutions not exceeding 50% glycerin or 40% propylene glycol and using only factory premixed solutions of antifreeze.  Please see the links below for the Nevada State Fire Marshal's statement on this issue and the most recent research conducted for the National Fire Protection Association on the use of antifreeze in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems.

If you have an existing sprinkler system with an antifreze solution you should contact your sprinkler maintenance company. You should have them confirm that your system does not contain greater than 50% glycerin or 40% glycol. This may require draining the system and refilling it with a factory pre-mixed solution. If you heat your home throughout the cold season, and the sprinkler pipes were adequately insulated at the time of installation, it may be possible to replace the antifreeze solution with water. Your sprinkler contractor can advise you on the viability of this option.

Residential Fire Sprinklers have a demonstrated record of saving lives, we encourage you to keep your sprinkler system operational at all times and have an annual service check completed by a licensed sprinkler contractor.

Please contact the Fire District's Department of Fire Prevention if you have any questions about this issue.

Download: NV_SFM_statement_antifreeze_sprinklers_8_23_2010.pdf, Antifreeze Sprinkler Systems Ph 2 Interim Report.pdf

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