Protecting Your Home and Community in Tahoe Donner

Tahoe Donner is a proud Firewise Community committed to safeguarding our beautiful surroundings. Discover more about the importance of Home Hardening, a crucial step in enhancing the resilience of your home against the threat of wildfires. Implementing home hardening techniques will reduce ember ignitions – a leading cause of home losses during wildfires.


WHY HOME HARDENING MATTERS AT TAHOE DONNER

Building a Shield Against Wildfire Threats

Defensible space and home hardening tie in with Tahoe Donner’s forest management practices to achieve community wildfire protection. The Forestry Department incorporates forest health and wildfire protection objectives in coordination with local and state agencies’ rules and restrictions.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Here is a list of key home updates that qualify as “Home Hardening,” enhancing your home’s resistance to wildfire threats:

This is not a comprehensive list of home updates you can make. Exclusive to Tahoe Donner homeowners - our forestry team offers personalized defensible space inspections. Read on to learn more.


DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTIONS

Guidance from Tahoe Donner's Forestry Staff

During defensible space inspections, the Tahoe Donner forestry staff provides personalized home hardening recommendations to property owners.

The Forestry Department has adopted new inspection software from FireAside that aids inspectors in evaluating properties and providing homeowners a detailed report of their findings, including a parcel-specific list of requirements, location and photos of each issue and recommendations for individuals wanting to take additional steps. Following inspections, FireAside’s resident reports are sent via email to property owners, or you can access your report here. These reports provide a checklist of compliance to-dos and reminders so residents can prioritize and resolve each issue.

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EXCLUSIVE INCENTIVES

TRUCKEE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT REBATES:
Incentives for a Safer Home

Explore opportunities to make your home safer with rebates from the Truckee Fire Protection District. Find out more about how you can benefit from rebates of up to $500 for home hardening upgrades that align with the latest safety guidelines.

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INSURANCE DISCOUNTS:
Invest in Safety, Reap the Rewards

Did you know? Completing home hardening and defensible space maintenance may qualify you for discounts with your wildfire insurance provider. Investing in safety will not only protect your home but could also offer financial benefits - contact your insurance provider to learn more.

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CONNECT WITH TAHOE DONNER FORESTRY DEPARTMENT

Your Partners in Home Safety

For more information or guidance or to schedule a defensible space inspection, reach out to Tahoe Donner's Forestry Department. Together, let's build a safer, more resilient community: defensiblespace@tahoedonner.com or (530) 587-9432.

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