Apr, 19

Preparing Your Home for Wildfire Season
By tahoe-truckeerealestate-com April 22, 2019

It may be difficult to think about the threat of wildfire, especially after such a big winter and with so much snow on the ground.  
Our goal this year is to be proactive in our efforts to prevent a fire from ever happening in our community.  

UPDATE: If you missed the Wildfire Preparedness & Prevention Town Hall on April 24th, here is the entire TTCTV Recording.

Here is a list of things you can do to help prepare for,
and even prevent wildfires:

-Make sure your property meets defensible space requirements.  Perform your own inspection with this checklist or contact your HOA or Truckee Fire to set up a consultation.  Truckee Fire is also offering a rebate program on the cost of 6 yard green waste dumpster.

-Sign up for Nixle Alerts or Code Red Alerts that provide important emergency alerts for our community.

Prepare an evacuation plan including which route you plan to take as well as which personal items should be packed.  Make a list of the things you would definitely want to take if time allows and think about having them in an accessible place.

-If you own a home in Tahoe Donner, Click Here for the current Evacuation Map

-For an evacuation and emergency preparedness guide for all of Truckee Click Here

-Review your homeowners insurance and make sure you have sufficient coverage.

-Take a video of all your belongings. In the event of a claim, you will have a good reference and proof of lost items.

-Visit readyforwildfire.org for more tips about how to prevent and prepare for wildfires. 

Attend or watch the live stream of the Truckee Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Town Hall on April 24th Click Here.

Green Waste Dumpster Information

Truckee Fire Protection District’s Defensible Space Rebate Program will reimburse you the cost of a 6 yard Green Waste Dumpster Rental so you can remove vegetation and create defensible space around your home.
Click Here for more information on this program.

How does this affect the Sale and/or purchase of home in Truckee?

Click Here for a Map of the District(s) affected by the new ordinance

Effective 01/01/2019 – The Truckee Fire Protection District has enacted a new Defensible Space Ordinance which will require all seller’s to request a “Defensible Space Inspection” during the sale period, disclosing to the buyer any defensible space requirements at the property.
This does not necessarily mean the seller of that property is required to bring the property to compliance, and as your agent, we are here to guide you through the process to make it as easy as possible for you.
– Click Here for the full details of the new Wildfire & Defensible Space Ordinance
– Click Here to view a sample Defensible Space Inspection Form
– For More information on the Defensible Space Inspection – Visit Truckee Fire Protection District’s Website

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