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Tahoe chief’s corner: A successful community evac drill

Mike Brown
Special to the Bonanza

Mike Brown

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District would like to thank our community, Washoe County, Incline Village General Improvement District, Washoe County Sheriff's Office and local agency partners for a very successful Community Evacuation Drill this past Saturday, May 30.

We had approximately 200 first responders and volunteers participate in the drill, and more than 500 residents check in at the Red Cross table and attend the public safety fair.

The purpose of the drill was to provide an opportunity for first responders and public safety officials to participate in a full scale exercise involving neighborhood evacuations and sheltering of citizens and pets.

As always, we welcome the chance to plan, practice and train utilizing our emergency communications and operations systems.

Testing the system and our personnel and volunteers, allows us to make changes where needed and perform at our best when it really matters.

The inter-agency collaboration and community participation clearly made this event a success and we thank everyone.

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"Chief's Corner" is a regular feature in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza from North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Chief Mike Brown, offering information, tips and education material on fire safety, emergency preparedness and other pertinent topics.