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Fire Prevention

Wildland Fire Division

Wildland Fires and Forest Fuels Management

Until further notice, access to our fire stations, administration office and Station 23 classroom is limited to essential personnel only.
Please call 775-588-3591, in advance to coordinate/plan drop off procedures.
Be safe. 
  • Wildland Fire & Fuels

WIldland Fire & Fuels

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District residents can schedule any of the fuel management services online or call us at, 775.588.3591, Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  


 Zephyr Crew Photo 08 2018

What we do
OUR MISSION

The Wildland Fire and Fuels Division
is to provide wildfire protection and education to our residents and protect the natural resources within the Lake Tahoe Basin.

 

  

 


 

 

Zephyr Crew Photo 08 2012

2020 Season
Wildfire Outlook 

The Central Sierra region received about two-thirds of the average precipitation this winter. It is anticipated to be above-normal significant forecast with large fire potential expected in most areas below 6000 feet in June. In July and August, the lower grass-dominated areas will return to normal due to the lack of wind events, while upper elevations experience above-normal significant large fire potential. 

For more information on the outlook of the 2020 wildfire season, click here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated this season by adding yet another risk to suppression efforts. Since wildfires are inevitable, fire crews have had to modify suppression tactics and schedules to meet standard operating procedures during the pandemic.

 


 

Meet the team Zephyr Crew Photo 07 2017
TDFPD Wildland Fire & Fuels Division

Scott Baker
Fire Chief

Keegan Schafer
Fuels Management Officer (FMO)

Matt Fogarty
Crew Supervisor

Mike Monaghan
Crew Foreman

Jared Correll
Assistant Crew Foreman

Carrie Nolting
Accounting Specialist (Fire Billing & Grant Management)

The Zephyr Fire Crew is a 37 member Type 2 Initial Attack rated fire crew.

If you need any assistance with clearing your defensible space, or if you would like us to speak with your community about defensible space, please contact us at 775.588.3591.  

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