In an effort to address fire safety in private residences used as short-term rentals in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) and the Incline Village Board of REALTORS® (IVBOR) have entered into a joint agreement. The agreement consists of both agencies launching a two-year educational campaign in Incline Village and Crystal Bay to educate homeowners and renters on fire safety.
Fire Chief Ryan Sommers stated that the "NLTFPD is working with IVBOR in an effort to do an aggressive campaign of education in the hope that our property owners will take on the role of good stewardship for the benefit of themselves, their guests and/or renters, their neighbors, and our community. We have, recently, had a close call and working with IVBOR and our community, we hope to prevent another incident."
As part of the campaign, a website has been created at https://inclinevillagefiresafety.com/.
Todd Disbrow, 2018 president of IVBOR, said his association, along with the statewide Nevada REALTORS®, have been working with the NLTFPD and other community leaders for many months to help them educate property owners, visitors and renters about how to prevent fires and how to be safe if a fire should occur.
"Local REALTORS® are committed to protecting people and property from fires and other hazards, while also protecting the rights of property owners," Disbrow said. "As part of this commitment, we're proud to partner with the NLTFPD to create and fund this important public service campaign."