Emergency Services & Law Enforcement
medical Medical - 1
Fire - 1
sheriff Sheriff & County - 2
police Police - 3
Highway Patrol
Warning Warnings - Alerts ... - 3
USFS Forest Service - 3
USFS State Parks -3
coast guard Boating - 4
Ski Patrol Ski Patrol - 4
towing Auto Service - 4
caltrans  Roads - 4
utilities Utilities - 5
radio Radio Frequencies - 5
wildlife Wildlife - 5
trpa TRPA - 6
Govt State and Federal - 6

Call 911 for emergencies

Poison control line: 1-800-222-1222.

Non-Emergency Contact Numbers
(If you can't get thru to 911 your second choice would be the fire department for emergency medical evacuation.)

Medical

Hospitals and Medical Centers:

Truckee: Tahoe Forest Hospital (530) 587-6011 Emergency - 911 alt. (530) 582-3206
10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee (2 blocks east of Urgent Care)
www.tfhd.com
Map

Gateway Urgent Care - 530 587-6011
11105 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee

Truckee Tahoe Medical Group - (530) 581-8864 -
10956 Donner Pass Rd # 110, Truckee
925 N Lake Blvd., Tahoe City CA

Tahoe City Dental Group 583-0278
140 Mackinaw Av., Tahoe City

Reno:
Renown Medical Center (Trauma Center), Reno, 77 Pringle Way at Mill St., (775) 982-4100,
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Map
- Health Hotline: (775) 982-5757 or toll free 888-324-3243

South Lake Tahoe:
Barton Memorial Hosp - (530) 541-3420, (530) 542-3000
www.bartonhealth.org
2170 South Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Map

Ambulance Services are handled thru the Fire Departments - Call 911

Other Medical Contacts - Information:

Poison:
Throughout the United States the number for poison control is 1-800-222-1222.

Nevada County Environmental Health Truckee Office: 530-582-7884
Stacie Badgett 530-582-7709 stacie.badgett@co.nevada.ca.us
10075 Levon Ave., Suite 105, Truckee, CA 96161

Placer County Environmental Health Services Tahoe City Office: 530-581-6240
565 West Lake Blvd.

Emergency Evacuation:
According to the Truckee Fire Protection District there are REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority) Careflight helicopters in Truckee and Reno and A CalStar helicopter in Auburn which can reach most areas in 15 min. for serious emergencies. There is also a California Highway Patrol helicopter in Auburn also and their services are free.
15 minutes is an optimistic time extraction , there are places where there are no good landing locations and in vacation season it is also possible for the helicopters to be in use. Also, cell phone service may not be available in some areas, so you should be prepared for a longer period of emergency treatment.
Contact: (Note: You should call 911 to request a helicopter)
CareFlight Truckee, Reno - (775) 858-5700
Highway Patrol - Auburn - (530) 587-1242, (530) 582-7570
CalStar - Auburn - 800-252-5050, 530.887.0569

Fire
See also: Fire Warnings and Emergency Info below:
Placer County Fire Agencies
North Tahoe Fire Department: 530-583-6913
300 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
Wood chipping 546-4347

Incline Village station: 866 Oriole Way (775) 831-0351

Truckee Fire Protection District - (530) 582-7850
Note: Effective July 1, 2006 the Truckee District is annexing the Donner Summit Fire dept.
Soda Springs Station: (530) 426-9239
53823 Sherritt Ln., Soda Springs

Alpine Meadows Fire Department 530-583-2342
Squaw Valley Fire Department - 530-583-4692

CDFCalifornia Department of Forestry (CDF) & Fire Protection:
Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) - 530-823-4904; El Dorado Co. - (530) 647-5288, 530-644-2345
California Fire Information
Fire information and links from the US Forest Service
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

California's Emergency Management Agency - (Click on Fire Season under News & Events)
  OES Apparatus Assignments for Fire Protection Districts (FPD):
  226 Lake Valley FPD - South Lake Tahoe - (530) 542-6161
  236 North Tahoe FPD - (530) 583-6913
El Dorado County FPD - Camino, CA 530-644-9630
  Meeks Bay Fire Protection Dist (MVBFPD) - Tahoma: 530-525-7548
  Covers area from the El Dorado/Placer County line to the northern boundary of D.L. Bliss State Park.
  212 Georgetown FPD 530-333-4111
  Fallen Leaf - 530-542-1343
  South Lake Tahoe - (530) 542-6161, 6163

Warning See fire restrictions under Warnings

U.S. Fire Detection Map from Geography Network

Sheriff & County Emergency Svcs
Donner Summit             Reno
Washoe County, Nevada:
Emergency Dispatch: 775 832-4110
911 Parr Blvd., Reno - (775) 328-3001
625 Mount Rose Hwy, Incline Beach - (775) 832-4110
Search and Rescue: (washoesar.com) - Sgt. Russ Pedersen: 775-328-2196

Carson City County Nevada 775) 887-2100
201 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV

Douglas County Nevada (775) 782-9900
1625 8th Street, Minden, NV
Emergency Dispatch: (775) 782-9911

See California Highway Patrol under highways.

Placer County Sheriff: (530) 581-6300
Emergency Dispatch: 530 823-4411
2501 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City
Meeks Bay-Tahoma: (530) 573-3300
Kings Beach: (530) 546-5257
Search & Rescue (SAR)

Auburn Office (11500 A Ave. - DeWitt Center): (530) 889-7800

Search & Rescue: (www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff/deptinfo/units/sar-tn.htm)
Placer County Mountain Reacue Team (PCMRT)

Placer County Office of Emergency Services: (530) 886-5300, 1-800-488-4308, ext. 5300
Emergency public information (Roseville to Donner Summit): (530) 886-5310


El Dorado County: 530 621-6600
Emergency Dispatch: (530) 544-3464
Emergency Medical Services Agency - Placerville -(530) 621-6500; S. Lake Tahoe - (530) 573-7955 x6500
South Lake Tahoe 530 573-3000
1360 Johnson Blvd., S. Lake Tahoe
Search and Rescue: (www.tahoesar.org)
Office of Emergency Services - (530) 621-5655
Nevada County Sheriff's office : 10879 Donner Pass Road, Truckee - (530) 582-7838
Emergency Dispatch: 530 265-7880
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City CA 95959 - 530-265-1218
Office of Emergency Services - (530) 273-2238
Search and Rescue - Deputy Ron Smith (530) 582-7838 - Truckee
Police
Truckee Police Department
530-550-2320
10183 Truckee Airport Rd., Truckee, 96161
Warnings - Alerts - Danger Level Conditions - Advisories - Hotlines
National Weather Service Alerts
Emigrant Gap, Blue Canyon Nyack Weather | Reno
Weather Alerts at The Weather Channel
Small Craft Weather Advisory - (775) 673-8130
Radio Stations

Caltrans Road Information (Chain controls) :800.427.7623 or (916) 445.7623
Winter Pass Closures
USFS Sierra Avalanche Center - Avalanche Hotline: (530) 587-2158
Tahoe National Forest Fire Information | Fire Restrictions (Tahoe NF, Tahoe Basin | Eldorado Forest Fire Info
Links to INFORMATION REGARDING CURRENT WILDLAND FIRES at North Tahoe Fire Dept.
The only current information I could find on the 2007 Washoe fire at Tahoe Park/Sunnyside was on the
News Media (Papers/TV) web sites.

USDA Forest Service (USFS) & State Parks
See also Land Use Permit Contacts.

CDF See:
Calif. Dept. of Forestry under Fire above.
USFSState Parks
Emerald Bay - 530 525-3345, 541-3030 S. Lake Tahoe
       D. L. Bliss - 530 525-7277 - Tahoma
        Sugarpine Point - (530) 525-9528 - Tahoma
       Donner Memorial - 530 582-7892 - Truckee
       Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park 775 831-0494
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU): (530) 543-2600
Includes eastern slope of Eldorado Natl. Forest and access to Desolation Wilderness from Lake Tahoe.
35 College Drive
S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
- Taylor Creek Visitor's Center - South Lake Tahoe
Tahoe National Forest: (530) 265-4531 Nevada City
- Map
- Alerts and Notices
Truckee Ranger Station: 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd
  Mary Wstmorland (530) 587-3558 x-257
  Linda Ferguson - Safety Manager (530) 587.3558 lmferguson@fs.fed.us
  Emergency dispatcher 530 477-7237
Eldorado National Forest 530-644-6048: 530-622-5061
Visitor Information:
100 Forni Road
Placerville, CA 95667
Desolation Wilderness Permits
Pacific Ranger Station 530-647-5415-17
7887 Highway 50, Pollock Pines, CA 95726

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (775) 331-6444
1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Carson Ranger District (775) 882-2766
Carson City, NV
USFS Sierra Avalanche Center
Avalanche Hotline: (530) 587-2158

Avalanche Center (CSAC) - Worldwide Avalanche News and Information

US Coast Guard and Water Regulation Enforcement
US Coast Guard Station at Tahoe City - (530) 583-4433
Small Craft Weather Advisory - (775) 673-8130
  or National Weather Service radio broadcast
  Monitor Marine Radio Channel 16 (156.800 MHz) & 22 (157.10 MHz) VHF-FM

Local Government Marine Patrol Boats:
Placer County Sheriff Emergency Dispatch: (530) 583-4244, VHF Radio Channel 16 (Placer Marine 6)
El Dorado Sheriff Emergency Dispatch: (530) 544-3464, VHF Radio Channel 16, 22 (Marine 3)
South Lake Tahoe Police Dept. Emrgncy Dispatch: (530) 542-6110, VHF Radio Channel 16, 22 (Marine 1)
Washoe County Sheriff Emergency Dispatch: (775) 832-4111, VHF Radio Channel 16 (Marine 9)
Douglas County Sheriff Emergency Dispatch: (775) 782-9911, VHF Radio Channel 16, 22 (Marine 7)

Boat towing, service or on water repair:
North end of lake:
Vessel Assist VHF Channel 16 (530) 581-2628
(775) 832-0139
800 888-4869
High Sierra Marine VHF Channel 16 (530) 581-2628
North Tahoe Marina VHF Channel 16 (530) 546-8248
Sierra Boat Company VHF Channel 16 (530) 546-2551
South End of Lake:
Vessel Assist VHF Channel 16 (530) 544-4522
High Sierra Marine VHF Channel 16 (530) 581-2628
Tahoe Keys Marina   (530) 541-2155
Source: Boating Emergency Services at BoatTahoe.com.

Other Marinas (Gas, Slips, ...)

Safety Requirements and Guidelines:
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts free courtesy Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) at the beginning of the season. Walter Genest is an examiner in Homewood.
VSC Requirements
Boating Safety and Environmental Hints for Lake Tahoe at The California Department of Boating and Waterways.
Federal Marine Sanitation Device Regulations

Watercraft Enforcement Team at Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA): 1-888-508-TRPA

California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Information and Dispatch: (916) 445-0045, VHF Radio Channel 16 (California Dept. of Fish and Game)

Ski Patrol
USFS Sierra Avalanche Center
National Ski Patrol's Far West Division
Tahoe Back Country Ski Patrol (TBSP)
Tahoe Donner Ski Patrol
Sugar Bowl
Northstar
Squaw Valley
Alpine Meadows
Homewood
Mt. Rose Ski Patrol ALS (Advanced Life Support) Pilot Project
www.skipatrol.org
Towing and Car Service
Lakeside Towing Truckee & Tahoe 581-3015
Dependable Tow (530) 587-5292 - Truckee - off-road towing
Truckee, CA Map Unocal Rod's 76 Repair 140 N. Lake Blvd. 583-5000
Big Bear Automotive 1730 Hwy 89 (btwn TC & Alpine) (jeep) 581-1444
Randy's Automotive 2907 Lake Forest Rd, TC (jeep) 583-2652
Gas Stations near I-80 and Tahoe City
Transportation
Roads & Highways
Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN) :800.427.7623 or 916.445.7623
and Road Information
CHP:
California Highway Patrol (CHP) :
Truckee: 10077 State Route 89
(btwn I-80 and Donner Pass Rd.)- (530) 582-7570
South Lake Tahoe: (530) 577-1001
1050 Navahoe Dr., South Lake Tahoe
Traveling I-80.
Gas Stations near I-80
Emergency Services, Weather, Marine and Amateur Radio Frequencies
See:
Emergency Services Radio Frequencies
Emergency Communicataions (Ham, Cell Phone, Satellite Phone and CB) page here.

Marine Radio Monitor Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.800 MHz) & 22 (157.100 MHz) VHF-FM
See Marine above.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) - 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, 162.550 MHz

Lists at Scanning Central & Northern California Frequencies:
  Highway Patrol
  Placer County - Sheriff | Nevada County | El Dorado County - Sheriff
  USFS: Lake Tahoe Basin, Tahoe Nataional Forest, El Dorado National Forest
USFS: radio monitoring at FreqOfNature
California Department of Forestry: Nevada-Yuba-Placer
North Tahoe Fire District

details.
AM & FM Radio 
Adult Contemporary (AC)
KTKE FM 101.5 Truckee
KNEV - FM 95.5  Reno  
KLCA - FM 96.5  Tahoe City
KTHX - FM 100.1  Incline Village/Reno 
KRNO - FM 106.9 Reno 
KNVQ - FM 102.9 South Lake Tahoe
KRLT - FM 93.9 South Lake Tahoe 
Country
KBUL - FM 98.1
KQNV - FM 100.9
KHWG - FM 107.7

National Public Radio (NPR)
KUNR - FM 88.7 
KKTO - FM 90.5 Tahoe City 

News/Talk
KTHO - AM 590 
KKOH - AM 780 
KQLO - AM 920
KPLY - AM 1270 (Sports) 
KOWL - AM 1490 

Oldies
KSRN - FM 92.1
KODS - FM 103.7   Carnelian Bay/Reno
KCBN - AM 1230 
KPTL - AM 1300
See: AM & FM Radio for
Utilities
See Utilities in Services.
Southwest Gas 800-832-2555 (Emergency: 800-772-4555)
Sierra Pacific Power (775) 834-3600 - Outages/Emergencies 775-834-4100
Truckee Donner Public Utility District - 530-582.3916, 530- 582-3906
Donner Summit Public Utility District (530) 426-3456
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) 415.703.2782
Animals
Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities:
Wildlife Shelter Inc. (530) 525-5960, 525-WILD
Emergencies (530) 546-1211
5285 W Lake Blvd., Homewood

Placer County Animal Services: 530-546-4269
849 Shelter Road, Tahoe Vista, CA

Animal Control Officers:
Placer County - (530) 546-4269
El Dorado County - (530) 577-1766
Nevada County - (530) 273-2179

California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) - (916) 358-2900
Avoiding Wild-Animal Problems at Placer County

Dangers (plants, animals, sunburn, ...

United States Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)

U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - California office - 916-979-2675

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA): (775) 588-4547
TRPA has the authority to adopt environmental quality standards, called thresholds, and to enforce ordinances designed to achieve the thresholds.
128 Market Street, PO Box 5310, Stateline, NV 89449
Email: trpa@trpa.org

Watercraft Enforcement Team: 1-888-508-TRPA

Other State and Federal Government
California California's Emergency Management Agency (916) 845-8510
  Emergency Digital Information Service (EDIS)
California Department of Forestry (CDF) & Fire Protection

California State Parks 800-777-0369
See State parks listed under National Forest Section.

California National Guard (916) 854-3000

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Folsom Field Office (916) 985-4474

Nevada Division of Emergency Management (DEM) (775) 687-4240, (775) 688-2830
Nevada National Guard (775) 887-7301

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Homeland Security: Calif., Nevada
National Weather Service


See Also:
Map with counties
Links at TruckeeFire.org
The911site.com | Gateway to the Emergency Services Web World
Dangers (plants, animals, sunburn, ...)
West Shore Info. | Ski Info | Directions | Homewood
last updated 27 May 2010