Tahoe Douglas Fire News
Please read this important update regarding Tahoe Douglas Fire District response to COVID-19
At Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District (TDFPD), we are working hard to continue our service delivery through the emerging COVID-19 situation. Our responders are ready to provide care to our residents and visitors by maintaining a healthy workforce and taking important safety precautions in our responses.
We are in constant contact and collaboration with health authority officials and emergency managers. While we remain informed, fully staffed and operationally ready, there are some changes that we would like you to know about in our response.
If you call 9-1-1
In Douglas County, if you call 9-1-1, the call taker may ask a few more questions in addition to the standard questions about your address, phone number and the nature of the emergency. You may be asked if you have symptoms like a fever over 100.4, a cough, difficulty breathing, runny nose or general flu like symptoms. These questions help us prepare our responders to deliver the appropriate care.
When the responders arrive
When our responders arrive, you may notice them wearing additional personal protective equipment including gloves, eye protection or a face shield, an N-95 respirator mask and a gown. They may limit the number of personnel that enter your residence, have you come to the door, or even come outside if possible. You may be asked to wear an isolation mask which may help to reduce potential exposure to the rescuers who will be working in close proximity to you.
If an ambulance transport to the hospital is necessary, we will limit the number of people in the ambulance by asking family members or additional passengers to take a separate vehicle. In addition, the paramedics may seal off the patient compartment from the driver compartment inside the ambulance.
Our ambulances are decontaminated after every patient transport using an EPA-approved disinfectant and following a strict procedure. TDFPD has ensured that this disinfectant has a manufacturer’s statement as to its effectiveness against Human Coronavirus.
Use 9-1-1 for Emergencies Only
Please remember that calling 9-1-1 should be reserved for life-threatening emergencies and is should not be used to obtain a COVID-19 test. If it is not a life threatening situation, please use an alternative source of transportation to the hospital to keep ambulances available for the critically ill.
If you are ill and are not experiencing a medical emergency, consider calling the Carson City Health hotline at 775-283-4789 Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm. This is also a great resource to stay informed on developments. You may also get latest updates about our region by visiting Carson City Health and Human Services. These services are available to our residents through our partnership with the quad county health care coalition.
It is particularly important that our responders maintain their health and wellness so they can continue to render care to those in need. Please note that we are not able to distribute any masks or PPE items.
Be safe, exercise social distancing and remember that we are all in this together.
Scott Baker, Fire Chief
New TDFPD recruits complete fire academy
January 24, 2020 --Twenty recruits successfully completed a
|Fire Chief Scott Baker addresses audience, the
four recruits, and their families.
Recruit Danny Glover is pinned by
|Chief Baker thanking the regional fire academy
training officers with challenge coins.
Fire Board Trustee Ann Grant administers
Recruit Peter Keogan is pinned by his wife Victoria.
Fire Chief Scott Baker addresses the recruits on
Assistant Chief Todd Moss and Regional Training Officer,
Recruit Zeb Jensen was pinned by his wife Kendra.
Regional Training Officer, Captain Brian Zabel (right)
Engineer Mark Norwood (left)
|Recruit Spencer Sloat was pinned by his father Dave.
For his military service, as a United States Airforce
Pararescue Specialist, Sloat received the United States
flag that was flown everyday at the fire academy
- For your convenience, TDFPD will soon be adding debit card and credit card payment options.
- Online payments for the following items: plan review, VHR re-inspection, merchandise.
- Processing will be available on our website as well in person. Watch here for the go-live information!
If you have any questions, please contact Tahoe Douglas Fire at (775) 588-3591.
Ready to Apply?
Take the next step toward joining our team! Complete your application today.
Office assistant/fire board secretary
Under close supervision, performs a variety of general clerical duties including typing/word processing, office reception and answering phone; files and performs errands, internally and externally, of an official nature for other office staff. Serves as the first interface with the public during normal business hours and interacts to provide a variety of services as it relates to the fire district.
Experience and Training
Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical way to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is:
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and six months of general clerical experience performing a variety of office clerical tasks, including the use of a computer; or any combination of training and experience that would demonstrate the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
Required Certifications and Licenses
- Possession of a valid driver’s license or alternate means of travel;
- Must possess or have the ability to obtain Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100 and 700; and
- CPR certification within six months of hire.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $17.00 an hour to start with annual step increases
Benefit Package: After wait period full medical, dental, vision for employee and dependents premiums 100% by the fire district. Life and AD&D insurance; and NV PERS retirement also paid 100% by the fire district. NV Deferred Comp and Cafeteria Plan (optional).
Application Period: Friday, October 8, 2019 to Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Application packet must include cover letter, resume, application and Applicant Affirmative Action form.
Applications may be obtained at:
193 Elks Point Road – Station 23
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
or online at: http://www.tahoefire.org/about/employment
Business hours are 0800-1200, 1300-1700; see Mikayla, Carrie or Kate.
Once the recruitment has been open for ten(10) business days, the fire district reserves the right to close the recruitment process prior to the initially posted deadline if a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. To ensure thorough review of application materials, applicants are encouraged to apply as early in the process as possible after the recruitment is posted.
The fire district reserves the right to close the application process and not fill the position if a sufficient amount of qualified applications are not provided. The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
Incomplete applications and packets will not be considered; the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District has the right to refuse any/all applications. The recruitment is officially closed when the job announcement is removed from the Tahoefire.org website.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer. Federal and State laws prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or on the basis of disability.