Fire safe resources in Truckee |

Fire safe resources in Truckee

Truckee Fire Department chipper program:

The Truckee Fire Department has a free “chip in place” program available to all residents within the Truckee Fire District. For more information or to schedule chipping, call (530) 582-7850 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. 5 p.m.

• Chipping is done on a first come, first serve basis with priority given to groups of neighbors working together.

• Materials that can be chipped include tree limbs, small trees and brush. No loose pine needles can be chipped, and the maximum diameter for tree limbs and trunks is 12 inches.

• Limbs and brush should be place with the cut end toward the road.

• No dirt or rocks on brush root balls.

• Material needs to be stacked where the truck and trailer can safely access them without causing any damage.

• All material chipped will be blown back onto the property.

Nevada County Fire Safe Council:

See for information on chipping programs, free defensible space cleanup for seniors and disabled people and more. You can also call (530) 470-9193.

Defensible space contractors in the Truckee area:

*note: this is not a comprehensive list and the Sierra Sun does not recommend or endorse any vendor on this list

• R & R Light Tractor – contact Ray Belli at 587-0753.

• SnowTech – do work in Tahoe Donner only 582-0300

• The Natural Look – 582-9000

• Sierra Snow Removal & Excavating – Gary Rhoads at 426-3016

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