CHIEF MOSS APPOINTED TO HOMELAND SECURITY WORKING GROUP
Battalion Chief/EOD Commander Todd Moss has been appointed to the Nevada Homeland Security Working Group. This committee has the responsibility to review state-wide policy decisions and grant requests for communications, mass medical equipment, cyber security and safety equipment. Organizations supported by these grants are typically hospitals, law enforcement, and fire service agencies for counties, cities and the state.
In the past four years, the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad has acquired over one million dollars for bomb trucks, a total containment vessel, bomb suits, robots and EOD technician training.
Engineer Darr Completed Hazardous Devices School
Engineer/EOD Technician Will Darr has completed the Hazardous Devices School – Basic Course, which is a six week program conducted at the FBI Hazardous Devices School at the Red Stone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Darr successfully tested for and was selected as an EOD technician trainee in 2014. Through this course, he trained and tested on EOD skills topics like render safe procedures, diagnostic equipment, demolition procedures and robotics to achieve his certification. Darr serves as member of the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad, which is comprised of two Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies and six TDFPD firefighters. The Bomb Squad conducts approximately 30 response calls and 65 pre-event sweeps per year in the Reno/Tahoe area.
CHIEF ANTTI ACHIEVES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE
Assistant Chief Jim Antti (left) was recently acknowledged for his 25 Years of Service to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District. Shown here with Battalion Chief, Rich Nalder (right), Chief Antti became a volunteer firefighter while still in the Marine Corps. He served our country as a Mountain Warfare Instructor and found that while teaching rock climbing, skiing and other outdoor survivor skills to combat troops, his desire to acquire medical training developed. His wife Susan introduced him to East Fork Fire paramedics who provided EMT classes; they in turn recruited him to volunteer with EFF. The only paid firefighter positions at the time in Minden/Gardnerville were paramedics, and he was sponsored by the volunteer programs in the valley to attend paramedic school.
His greatest sources of pride from his career are his 20 years of service as a Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad Tech and as the Bomb Squad Commander, as well as knowing that he works for a highly trained and professional agency and that through his leadership positions, he has been part of continuing the highly regarded reputation of TDFPD and its employees.