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Vacation Home Rental~ Fire and Life Safety

Learn how to implement a fire and safety inspection process for VHR's. What's in a name and how are they classified in the code. Short Term Rental STR, AirBNB VRBO, etc. by what authority do Fire Departments have to regulate this type of operation in a private home? What political and financial hurdles do you have to face? What are the risks that can be addressed in an inspection process and why are they not taken more seriously by the industry as compared to the nuisance complaints of noise, trash, and parking. What steps need to be taken to keep guests safe in these typed of uses. How does an inspection process protect the firefighters and the community? How to balance being a proponent of the industry while making sure safety advocacy is paramount.

Eric Guevin

Chief Guevin joined the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department in the spring of 2010 as the Fire Marshal and serves in a rewarding career for the department. He enjoys contributing to the success of the Department and the safety of the Stateline NV, a Lake Tahoe community.

Eric Guevin started his career in Emergency Services early during high school when he was president of Medic 1 Paramedics BSA Explorer program. He received his Paramedic training at Truckee Meadows Community College. He worked for a brief time in Oakland, California, and was shaken back to his roots after the World Series Earthquake. Eric was then employed by REMSA as a Paramedic; working up the ranks to Director of Education and Director of Community Relations. During his 12 years at REMSA, he was a Flight Medic and Critical Care Paramedic. Eric became a major safety advocate and was the Founding Director of Safe Kids Washoe County Coalition, he created and lead the volunteer organization of REMSA’s Point of Impact child passenger safety program. He received the American Ambulance Associations Star of Life award, Public Agency Community Service award from The Tahoe Chamber, and served as Chair on Governor Bryan Sandavol's appointed State Board Fire Services. Eric is an instructor for the TMCC Fire Science program. 

In 2005, Eric started his fire career and joined the rapidly expanding Storey County Fire Department where he served for 5 years. He was promoted to Fire Marshal and Division Chief. Eric is a Certified Inspector II and Plans Examiner with the International Code Council. He holds a degree from Columbia Southern University in Fire Science and a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration cum laude from Waldorf University.

Eric Guevin is a native Nevadan born and raised in Reno where he resides with his wife Shelly of 26 years. Together they enjoy raising their two boys Jeremy, 18, and Matthew, 15.