Twenty years to the day after he was hired, Assistant Chief Tim Allison celebrated his retirement. After serving in the USAF, traveling the state as a Nevada Highway Patrol State Trooper, owning his own business and working as a seasonal firefighter/paramedic at NLTFPD, Allison joined the TDFPD as a firefighter/paramedic recruit on October 16, 1995. In 2000, Allison earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science (Summa Cum Laude) and promoted to Engineer in 2005. He advanced to the rank of Captain in 2006 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration (Summa Cum Laude) in 2009. Allison continued to advance to Battalion/EMS Chief 2012 and Assistant Chief 2015. Allison’s leadership was evident early on, when he researched, drafted and implemented the first fire district EMS policies and procedures. He was involved with the recruitment and selection of the fire district’s first medical director; and throughout his career remained active with EMS training and updating protocols to keep our paramedics at the forefront of patient care.
He was elected by his peers to serve on the Negotiations Committee, and as Vice-President and President of IAFF Local 2441. Also, under his guidance, the TDFPD was awarded the designation of a Heart Safe Community by the Nevada Project Heart Beat acknowledging our CPR and AED training programs and AED placements in our fire district.
Chief Allison served the fire district and the Lake Tahoe community well in his career overseeing the hiring, training and assessment of a entire generation of highly skilled and compassionate firefighter/paramedics. Thank you Chief Allison, enjoy the next chapter!Continue reading