Improper ash disposal causes thousands of fires every year, including the Washoe Drive Fire in 2012. TMFPD is providing free ash cans to Washoe County residents, while supplies last, or purchase ash cans at local retailers.
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The holidays are a favorite time of the year for families and friends to get together. The season can also mean a greater risk of fire. “We want our residents and families to enjoy this time of the year,”
During the months of May and November Unincorporated Washoe County residential customers may place six bags at the curb each week without a sticker.
Fire Chief Charles Moore announced that the Fire District will host two Green Waste Collection Days in November that will allow residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels
The TMFPD will host open houses at four fire stations on Saturday, October 13, including public tours of the stations, fire engines, and more. October is Fire Prevention Month, join in!
From Fire Chief Moore: The last two years have proved to be significant summers for wildfires. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) responded to twice the number of fires since 2016, and suppressed more than four times the amount of acres burned than in previous years.