Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Aug 07, 2023 - 3:30PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Emergency Management to Conduct Evacuation Drill in Incline Village

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820


Washoe County Emergency Management, in collaboration with the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, and community partners, will be conducting an evacuation drill in the Second Creek area of Incline Village, NV. The purpose of this exercise is to test the effectiveness of the Regional Evacuation, Shelter, and Mass Care Plan in response to a simulated wildland fire west of the 2nd Creek neighborhood.

The evacuation drill will take place on August 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Residents and local businesses in the designated area are encouraged to participate in the drill and familiarize themselves with the evacuation procedures.

During the drill, residents may receive alerts on their cell phones. If individuals are not already registered to receive emergency alerts, they can visit to register and ensure they stay informed during emergencies.

  • WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451.  

Residents and participants are advised to remain vigilant and stay connected during the evacuation drill. By registering for emergency alerts and following, individuals can receive timely updates and important information to ensure their safety and preparedness.

For more information and updates regarding the evacuation drill, please visit

MEDIA INVITATION: Media is invited to the August 16, 2023, Evacuation Exercise, to learn about evacuation operations, emergency preparedness, interagency collaboration, and an opportunity to speak with agency personnel/interviews. Media staging will be located at the Incline Middle School parking lot, 931 Southwood Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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