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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.

Mission Statement:

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 GeorgeCaptain Kim George

Fire Marshal

Click this link for the chipping request form:

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:

Schedule an inspection

Burning Restrictions

No open wood burning of any kind is ever allowed in the City limits of South Lake Tahoe.

You may have a propane fire pit.

Propane or Natural Gas BBQ's are ok.

Pellet BBQ's are ok.

Fire Restrictions Begin June 26th

Standards of Cover document

Standards of Cover 2018

Annual Report

Read the 2022 Annual Report

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

Order a Knox Box here

Make sure you enter the department name exactly as follows: South Lake Tahoe Fire Dept