Tahoe chief’s corner: Prep begins for major evacuation drill
Special to the Bonanza
As we gear up for fire season and begin clearing our yards of debris and excess dead vegetation, it’s also a good time to refresh ourselves on emergency preparedness.
Making a plan, assembling a kit and staying informed are some of the key components we’ll be reviewing over the next several weeks that will lead us into a community evacuation drill that will take place at the end of May.
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District along, Washoe County Emergency Management, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, IVGID and cooperating agencies will be hosting a Community Evacuation Drill on Saturday, May 30.
The drill will take place from 7:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Incline Village & Crystal Bay will be receiving a robo 911 call the day of the drill as a part of the drill and to test the system.
The “Mill Creek Evacuation Drill” will affect the upper and lower Fairview, Tyrolian Village/Bitterbrush and Lower Tyrolia area subdivisions, impacting approximately 1100 residents.
There will be an evacuation center set up at the Diamond Peak lower parking lot.
The community is invited to attend the drill at the evacuation center and fire fair at Diamond Peak parking lot between 9:30 a.m. and noon.
Please use Country Club to Ski Way to access the evacuation center and fire fair.
There will be information booths and displays, and helicopters will be on display and performing water drops above Diamond Peak. There will also be free animal micro chipping.
Community information meetings will be held Saturday, May 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesday, May 19. 6-9 p.m. at the Incline Station Training Room, 863 Tanager St. in Incline Village.
“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.
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