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20
Oct

Assistant Chief Tim Allison Retires

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!

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08
Oct

Douglas County Flu Vaccinations

Tahoe Douglas Fire and Kahle Community Center will be offering flu vaccinations for Douglas County residents. Most private insurances, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted OR payment of $25 per shot. The dates are:

  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm at Station 23-193 Elks Point Rd., Zephyr Cove, NV
  • Monday, October 19, 2015 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Kahle Community Center-236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV.

Flu season is right around the corner so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity!

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08
Oct

1st Annual Tahoe-Douglas Senior Health Fair

This first annual event will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 8am-12pm at the Kahle Community Center Gym-236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV. This event is free for all Douglas County seniors! Multiple vendors will be available to answer questions, and provide limited health services for free or at a low cost. 

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08
Oct

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training is FREE for any resident of Douglas County. This training will give you practical information and experience to help you prepare yourself and your family for a disaster. CERT will also qualify you to apply to become a member of a local CERT team to help your neighbors in an emergency situation. This is a three day course for a total of 21 hours of training:
  • Dates and times: Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6-9pm, Saturday, November 7 and Sunday November 8, 2015, from 8-5pm.
  • Location: TDFPD Fire Station #23 Classroom-193 Elks Point Road, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448.
  • Registration is required. Please contact Ronna at 775-790-2019 or at dccertcoordinator@gmail.com for additional information or to register for an upcoming course.
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08
Oct

Fire Fest 2015

Community outreach and public education were highlighted at the annual Fire Fest held in September at the Lake Tahoe Airport. Tahoe Douglas Fire was pleased to participate with our partner agencies to raise fire safety awareness and provide family fun. Local celebrities on hand were USFS Smokey Bear, USFS Super Scooper and Sparky the Fire Dog.

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17
Sep

2nd Annual TDFPD Retiree Luncheon

A new fire house tradition, which started in 2014, is the annual Retiree Luncheon. It was created to give our retirees an opportunity to stay connected to the fire district, to hear about the changes and improvements underway and to meet the next generation of fire fighters for TDFPD.  This year over 25 local retirees joined us for lunch!  Assuming that the average service life is 25 years, that is 625 combined years of service to the residents of the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District.  Thank you for your service guys! 

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17
Sep

Blood Heros and TDFPD

Thank you to all the local residents and businesses who support the TDFPD blood drives at Station 23.  On Tuesday our drive started out a bit soft but 15 walk-ins saved the event and helped us deliver 43 units of blood of which 12 units were red blood cell donations which go immediately to local hospitals.  TDFPD blood drives have provided close to 1000 units of blood since 2012 when the fire district first began hosting blood drives every two months at the request of a local resident.  SAVE THE DATE- Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:00pm-5:30pm for the next drive.

 

 

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17
Sep

4th Annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast...Feeds and Funds

“Our doors are open every Labor Saturday at Station 23 for our residents to feed on a hot breakfast, find out what’s happening at the fire district, learn about fire safety and fund support for fire victims and future firefighters” said Fire Chief Ben Sharit.   All the proceeds from the event support local needs in our fire district.  Over the years the event has funded support for injured firefighters and their families, the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, WHS Soccer – Girls, WHS Boosters and ZCES Parents Club.

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17
Sep

WHS Scholarship Winner

Next week the University of California – Davis will welcome Sabrina Trachsel, a standout 2015 Whittell High School graduate and recipient of the TDFPD Protection of Lives and Property Scholarship. Trachsel served as Student Body Vice President, Soccer Co-Captain and was a member of Key Club while working part-time during the off-season.  She was honored athletically in 2012 for 1st Team All-League and in 2014 for 2nd Team All-League after rebounding from knee surgery her junior year.  Trachsel was a member of the 2014 Nevada Division IV Soccer State Championship team and was selected for the NIAA All-Academic Team all four years of high school.  Trachsel was awarded scholarships and grants totally 55% of her out of state tuition for her freshman year at UC Davis.  TDFPD is proud to support her career in biomedical technology and aspirations to be a doctor or surgeon.   Sabrina is the daughter of Thomas Trachsel and Carla Trachsel and is pictured here with Fire Marshal Eric Guevin.  

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17
Sep

Promotional Announcement

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.”


Oprah Winfrey

Nathan Johnson has been preparing to become an Engineer and his hard work and dedication to that goal has paid off.  Johnson joined Tahoe-Douglas in 2010 as a Firefighter/Paramedic; in 2012 he earned his AA degree in Applied Fire Science Technology; in 2013 he was certified as a Hazardous Material Technician; and in 2014 he was selected as an Explosive Ordinance Technician for the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad.  Johnson is currently serving as the Negotiations Chairman for Local 2441 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.  He is certified as a Rope Technician and an instructor for Water Rescue.  Johnson plans to attend the National Fire Academy in Maryland this fall to continue his education. Congratulations to Engineer Johnson.

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01
Sep

Honoring USFS Firefighter Michael Hallenbeck

Choosing a career as a public servant and first responder comes with risks. That harsh reality has touched the fire service industry hard this summer. TDFPD was honored to stand guard with fallen USFS fighter Michael Hallenbeck, to hang the flag he would pass under on HWY 50 as he left Lake Tahoe and to salute him as his family took him home. “Thank a firefighter no matter where they are and what agency they work for.”  - Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

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01
Sep

DHS Scholarship Winner

Montrashay Worley, a 2015 Douglas High School graduate, was awarded the TDFPD Protection of Lives and Property Scholarship. Shay served as Junior and Senior Class President, Team Captain for her Nevada Division 1 Volleyball State Championship team and was selected for National Honor Society all four years. Shay excelled academically and athletically at DHS, while working part-time and earning over 300 hours of community service. She has chosen a career in biochemistry. Cancer has touched her family deeply igniting her hopes to be on the team that finds a cure for cancer. Worley is pictured here with Fire Chief Ben Sharit.  

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01
Sep

Promotional Announcement

TDFPD is pleased to announce the promotion of Will Darr to Engineer.  Darr joined Tahoe-Douglas in 2013 as a Firefighter/Paramedic and has special certification as a paramedic preceptor and has been selected as a trainee for the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad.  Congratulations to Will Darr!

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05
Aug

It’s official. The Zephyr Fire Crew facility is now open!

After being housed for 4 1/2 years in a temporary trailer off of a dirt road on a former dump site, they now have a fantastic location at 205 Kingsbury Grade. 

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05
Aug

2015 COMMUNITY WORK DAYS WRAPPING UP FOR THE SEASON

The Community Work Day program is coming to a close very soon. Residents of Skyland (Saturday August 8th), Logan Creek, Cave Rock, Lakeridge and Hidden Woods (Saturday August 15th) can expect the Zephyr Fire Crew to be in their neighborhoods for FREE chipping and defensible space work over the next two weekends. 

Great job Zephyr Crew for yet another sucessful year of community work days!

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05
Aug

2015 Pancake Breakfast

ATTENTION TAHOE DOUGLAS DISTRICT FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

The Tahoe Douglas Fire District's annual Pancake Breakfast is coming up this Labor Day Weekend. 

Come on out and enjoy a morning full of food and fun!

Labor Day Saturday—September 5, 2015
8:30am—11:30am
Location: Fire Station #23 - 193 Elks Point Road, Zephyr Cove, NV
Hope to see you there!
 
 
 
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05
Aug

Promotional Announcement

Congratulations to Chris Lucas on his recent promotion to Captain.  Lucas joined TDFPD in 2004 as a Firefighter/Paramedic, promoted to Engineer in 2010.

Captain Lucas is responsible for Ice Rescue Training and serves as a Car Seat Installation Technician, a HazMat Technician, Rope Rescue Technician and an EMS Instructor. 

Lucas resides in South Lake Tahoe, CA with his wife, Shaina and their three children. 

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05
Aug

Back to School Immunizations

Vaccinations will be available at the Douglas County Community Health Center from August 10th-14th 9:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-4:30 PM. 

The Health Center is located at: 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV 89410.

No appointment necessary. Medicaid and most private insurances are accepted. To view a list of billable insurances, please visit www.douglascountynv.gov

For more information, please call (775)782-9038.

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24
Jul

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

Attention Tahoe Douglas District Residents! Tahoe Douglas Station #23 at 193 Elks Point Rd. in Zephyr Cove, NV will be hosting a Household Hazardous waste disposal day on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

We accept:  paint (oil based), oil, antifreeze, flammable liquids, cleaning supplies, batteries, garden chemicals and pesticides.  All materials must be in a sealed and labeled container.

We do not accept:   radioactive materials, medical waste, tires, explosives, electronics, or unidentified materials. Latex paint may be disposed of in your normal trash if it is dry.  To dry, leave can with lid off or pour onto a plastic sheet to allow to dry. 

Nevada residents only.  No commercial.

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24
Jul

Reverse 911

The Reverse 911 program plays a key role in ensuring effective routine and critical communication to alert local residents of a larger scale emergency situation.  

*Note: Charter customers and cell phones do not receive a reverse 911 call unless they are registered with Douglas County Emergency Management. 

Register now by following the instructions below:

1. Type: 911 Emergency Services, Douglas County, NV in any search engine on the internet, such as www.google.com .

2. Select 9-1-1 Emergency Services Douglas County NV – Official site from the list.

3. Douglas County, NV 9-1-1 Emergency Services screen will appear.  Scroll down to the Lower right and click on: Quick Links/Reverse 9-1-1 Self-Registration Portal

4. Terms and Conditions will appear. Check the box __ “Yes, I agree”. The registration form will come up. 

5. Register home phone and cells phones.

6. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail.

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