Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District

Zephyr Fire Crew

Serving Zephyr Cove, Stateline, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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. 

Zephyr Fire Crew

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The Zephyr Fire Crew was established in 2008 and is partially funded by the Fire Safe Community Fund. The Zephyr crew is a Type 2 Initial Attack hand crew that is trained to respond to a variety of emergency incidents but primarily responds to wildland fires. Currently, the crew is staffed with 37 personnel and employs a full-time Superintendent and one full-time Crew Foreman.


zephyr crew's mission

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The Zephyr Crew’s primary mission is hazardous fuels reduction in the Tahoe Douglas Fire District. The work may involve thinning of timber, woodlands, or shrubs with chainsaws, utilizing prescribed fire to reduce fuels, piling and chipping of slash, monitoring pre- and post-fire effects, and fire suppression. The Zephyr Crew is skilled in the use of a variety of hand tools and chainsaws.



Zephyr Crew on a fire

join the zephyr crew

Are you interested in becoming a seasonal fire crewmember?

The Zephyr Crew is accepting applications starting November 1 through January 31. Interviews are given to those who pass the initial application screening process and are typically scheduled in mid-February.

Crew members must be physically fit to hike into remote areas with equipment and provisions. Perform hard labor in hot fire line locations. Interested candidates need the following qualifications to be eligible for hire.

Zephyr Crew Info Card 2019

Required Qualifications for Employment Training/Education:

  • Completion of I-100, S-130, S-190, L-180.
  • Pass Work Capacity Test at the Arduous Level.
  • Maintains red card currency.
  • S-212 within one year of employment.
  • High school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license.

NOTE: Online classes required to qualify for employment of I-100, S-130, S-190 but not recommended.

Check out more the Zephyr Fire Crew in action

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