Fire Prevention

No Open Burning

The City of South Lake Tahoe does not allow any open burning within the City limits. The exceptions to this are gas fireplaces and BBQ’s that use either LP gas or charcoal.

NO BURNING OF WOOD, LEAVES, PINE NEEDLES, YARD WASTE OR BRUSH.

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue does not currently have a Fire Marshal.  The fire prevention duties have been assigned to the Building Department due to budget cuts. All new construction and business inspections are conducted by the City’s Fire Inspector, who works out of 1052 Tata Lane within the Building Department. 

The Fire Inspector Kris Rowlett can be reached at 530-542-7425

Public Education

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue is heavily involved in a variety of public education events including the Wildfire Safety Expo, school visits, our annual Open House, Firefest and fire station visits. Please contact our administrative office to schedule community public education events.

Business office 530-542-6160


kids looking at the fire engine during open house