A full scale simulated wildland fire and community evacuation drill will be staged at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay on May 19.
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District along with Washoe County Emergency Management, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol, California Highway Patrol, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, CalFire, Placer County Emergency Management, Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Red Cross, IVGID, and partnering agencies will be participating.
On the day of the drill, Kings Beach and Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents will be receiving a reverse dial 911 call, which will test the system announcing the drill. The bi-state fire evacuation drill will affect Kings Beach, Incline Village and Crystal Bay neighborhoods, affecting approximately 1,100 residents. Residents are asked to voluntarily evacuate to Tahoe Biltmore.
Anyone may attend the drill and safety fair at the evacuation center and incident command post inside the Tahoe Biltmore between 9:30am and 2:30pm.
There will be a free lunch, information booths and displays. Helicopters will be performing water drops above Crystal Bay. For a map of the affected areas and emergency preparedness classes, go online.