Welcome to South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue!
Welcome to the web pages for South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue. You will find useful information about the fire department organization, educational materials, and tips for fire safety.
Serving our community with compassion, professionalism, and honor.
Call the Fire Marshal's office if you need information about defensible space inspections or chipping:
Battalion Chief Kim George
Click this link for the chipping request form:
(coming soon) Chipping will begin in June 2023
Click this link to request a Defensible Space Inspection, have a tree looked at and possibly marked for removal, or any other special needs that require an appointment:
No open wood burning of any kind is ever allowed in the City limits of South Lake Tahoe, except at Campground by the Lake.
You may have a propane fire pit.
Charcoal BBQ's are ok.
Propane or Natural Gas BBQ's are ok.
Pellet BBQ's are ok.
Standards of Cover document
Strategic Plan 2017-2022
Read the Strategic Plan 2017-2022 (PDF)
Read our Business Plan 2017 (PDF)
Read our Career Development Guide (PDF)
Lake Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Read the Lake Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan (PDF)
To learn about becoming a Firewise USA certified community
Order a Knox Box here
Make sure you enter the department name exactly as follows: South Lake Tahoe Fire Dept