*** The Truckee Fire Protection District seasonal chipping program will no longer be taking requests on Friday, October 7, 2011. Those residents within the Truckee Fire Protection District who are already signed up to have cut limbs, trees, and brush chipped will remain on the list. We will attempt to complete all locations on the list pending weather conditions. If you have any questions, please call our Fire Prevention Bureau at (530) 582-7853.
Protecting your home and property from the ravages of a wildfire requires constant attention. All dead trees, brush, and limbs need to be removed from your property. Dense tree and shrub stands need to be thinned to create more space between them. There needs to be a separation between tree branches and lower growing plants. Defensible space needs to be created and maintained around your home. This is something that will require your attention every year, and in the process you can generate large amounts of organic debris. Truckee Fire District is committed to helping you in your endeavors by providing a free chipping service within its boundaries.
The Truckee Fire Protection District seasonal chipping program will begin its operation again next summer. We are currently taking requests to chip cut limbs, trees and brush. If you are a resident within the Truckee Fire District this service is provided to you at no charge. When you contact us we will place your name and address on our dispatch list and schedule the chipping at your site when we have a group of requests in your area. This scheduling method helps us get the most out of your tax dollars spent.