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EOD Grant Announcement

 

                         
                                    

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        

11 February 2021

(Zephyr Cove, Nevada) The Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad (TDBS) has been awarded a grant from the Office of Criminal Justice Assistance (OCJA), allowing for enhanced safety measures and improved recognition of energetic materials that present community hazards. The $11,665 grant award will purchase a Remote Firing Device (RFD) used in explosive material disposal operations.

The purchase of the new RFD allows the formation of the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad disposal program. This program is being designed to safely dispose of energetic materials, including fireworks, commercial blasting materials, and gun powder, as well as any illegal seizures through law enforcement activities. The advanced technology of the RFD unit is interoperable and will allow for seamless integration of the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad into federal, state, and local disposal operations and federal incidents and operations.

The Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad is a federally recognized Bomb Squad that is certified and trained through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The six Bomb Squad members receive additional annual and specialty training throughout the year in excess of the 328 hours required by statute. The TDBS is one of four Bomb Squads within the State of Nevada and is a member of the Northern Nevada Bomb Technician Federal Task Force (NNBTFTF) that includes all four of the Bomb Squads, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).

The Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad responds to requests for service nationally, as well as its contractual and jurisdictional boundaries in Nevada of Douglas and Lyon counties, the State Capital of Carson City, and all associated legislative and judicial branches, and in California, the City of South Lake Tahoe.
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Firefighter Feature - New Recruits III

FIREFIGHHTER FEATURE 

Welcome to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Family!

We're proud to introduce our a few of our new firefighters...

Firefighter/Paramedic
Joseph Fording

Began working in EMS in 2012, as an EMT-Basic working special events for the City of Reno. After earning his EMT-Advanced certification, he joined REMSA were he was promoted to field training officer (FTO).  In 2015, Fording joined the Nevada Army National Guard, becoming a medic. Upon completion of his initial training, he was assigned to the state Medevac Unit, completed Critical Care paramedic school and was certified as a Flight Medic. In 2017, FF/PM Fording was hired by Wimberley EMS as a paramedic, and served with the United State Army Guard in Texas for three years. Fording and wife Leah are parents to two young boys and reside in Reno.

FF Fording has been assigned to
B-Shift ST23 with Captain Fine and FTO Gump.
 
 

Firefighter/Paramedic
Corey McCarthy

Lake Tahoe Basin local, FF/PM McCarthy graduated from South Lake Tahoe High School, earned a A.S. degree in Fire Technology and received his paramedic certification in from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Corey volunteered with Mount Shasta Fire Department and was a seasonal firefighter with Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit in Yreka, CA. He worked as an firefighter/EMT with  San Luis Obispo County Fire and served  as a paramedic with San Luis Ambulance.

FF McCarthy has been assigned to C-Shift ST23 with Captain Zabel and FTO Dennis.


 

Congratulations!

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Firefighter Feature - New Recruits II

 

FIREFIGHTER FEATURE 

Welcome to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Family!

We're proud to introduce our

a few of our new firefighters...

Firefighter/Paramedic
Joseph Fording

Began working in EMS in 2012, as an EMT-Basic working special events for the City of Reno. After earning his EMT-Advanced certification, he joined REMSA were he was promoted to field training officer (FTO).  In 2015, Fording joined the Nevada Army National Guard, becoming a medic. Upon completion of his initial training, he was assigned to the state Medevac Unit, completed Critical Care paramedic school and was certified as a Flight Medic. In 2017, FF/PM Fording was hired by Wimberley EMS as a paramedic, and served with the United State Army Guard in Texas for three years. Fording and wife Leah are parents to two young boys and reside in Reno.

FF Fording has been assigned to
B-Shift ST23 with Captain Fine and FTO Gump.
 
 

Firefighter/Paramedic
Corey McCarthy

Lake Tahoe Basin local, FF/PM McCarthy graduated from South Lake Tahoe High School, earned a A.S. degree in Fire Technology and received his paramedic certification in from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Corey volunteered with Mount Shasta Fire Department and was a seasonal firefighter with Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit in Yreka, CA. He worked as an firefighter/EMT with  San Luis Obispo County Fire and served  as a paramedic with San Luis Ambulance.

FF McCarthy has been assigned to C-Shift ST23 with Captain Zabel and FTO Dennis.


 

Congratulations!

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Firefighter Feature - New Recruits

FIREFIGHTER FEATURE 

Welcome to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Family!
We're proud to introduce our new firefighters...


Firefighter/AEMT

Joseph AlmeidA

My name is Josef Almeida, I was born and raised in the Carson Valley, and graduated from Douglas High School in 2013. Shortly after graduating, I joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Eustis, VA. After finishing, my enlistment in the military I moved back home and began my EMT and AEMT courses. The summer after completing my AEMT, I spent working for NDF on their Wildland engines based out of Washoe Valley. At the end of that fire season, I began working for REMSA, and a few months later started paramedic school where I am currently in my internship. I was recently married in June of last year to an amazing woman, and we are expecting our first child this summer. I am extremely blessed to have been given the opportunity to work for the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, it has been a lifelong dream come true. I could not be more excited to be a part of this department and am looking forward to the next 30 plus years.

FF Almedia has been assigned to A-Shift ST24 with Captain Redding and FTO Tajkowski
 


Firefighter/AEMT

Cade Bolton

My name is Cade Bolton, I've wanted to be in the fire service since I was a kid. My dad is a firefighter and I spent a lot of time around the crews and the station growing up, so it has always been part of my life. After high school, I went to Oregon and was hired by South Lane Fire as a resident Firefighter/AEMT. While there, I earned my AAS in Prehospital Medicine and gained training and experience. I knew I wanted to come back home at some point, and had applied for a FF position through the Northern Nevada F.I.R.E. Consortium in 2019; was lucky enough to get a phone call from TDFPD last year. I am very grateful to have such a unique career at such an awesome department, and I am hoping to hone my skills and become truly great at this career.

FF Bolton has been assigned to A-Shift ST23 with Captain Norwood and FTO Looney
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TDFPD will accept all major credit card payments!

Point Pay Blog

  • For your convenience, TDFPD will soon be adding debit card and credit card payment options.
  • Online payments for the following items: plan review, VHR re-inspection, merchandise.  
  • Processing will be available on our website as well in person. Watch here for the go-live information!

If you have any questions, please contact Tahoe Douglas Fire at (775) 588-3591.

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Job Posting | Accepting Applications 2020 Zephyr Crew

Zephyr Crew Info Card 2019

Ready to Apply?

Take the next step toward joining our team! Complete your application today.

Apply Now

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Employment

Office assistant/fire board secretary

Description

Under close supervision, performs a variety of general clerical duties including typing/word processing, office reception and answering phone; files and performs errands, internally and externally, of an official nature for other office staff. Serves as the first interface with the public during normal business hours and interacts to provide a variety of services as it relates to the fire district.

Experience and Training

Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical way to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is:

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and six months of general clerical experience performing a variety of office clerical tasks, including the use of a computer; or any combination of training and experience that would demonstrate the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.

Required Certifications and Licenses

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or alternate means of travel;
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100 and 700; and
  • CPR certification within six months of hire.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $17.00 an hour to start with annual step increases

Benefit Package:   After wait period full medical, dental, vision for employee and dependents premiums 100% by the fire district. Life and AD&D insurance; and NV PERS retirement also paid 100% by the fire district. NV Deferred Comp and Cafeteria Plan (optional).

Application Period:   Friday, October 8, 2019 to Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Application packet must include cover letter, resume, application and Applicant Affirmative Action form.

Applications may be obtained at:     

193 Elks Point Road – Station 23
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

 or online at: http://www.tahoefire.org/about/employment

Business hours are 0800-1200, 1300-1700; see Mikayla, Carrie or Kate.

Application packets should be emailed to: Kate Warner, Office Manager @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once the recruitment has been open for ten(10) business days, the fire district reserves the right to close the recruitment process prior to the initially posted deadline if a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. To ensure thorough review of application materials, applicants are encouraged to apply as early in the process as possible after the recruitment is posted.

 The fire district reserves the right to close the application process and not fill the position if a sufficient amount of qualified applications are not provided. The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Incomplete applications and packets will not be considered; the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District has the right to refuse any/all applications. The recruitment is officially closed when the job announcement is removed from the Tahoefire.org website.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer. Federal and State laws prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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Fire Fest - September 24 - New Location - Hard Rock

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ZCES students kick off summer with safety training

ZCES students kick off summer with safety training

US Forest Service Engine 44 Fire Safety

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Tahoe Douglas Marine 24 Water Safety

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CalStar 6 Medical Helicopter

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Chief Sharit Announces Retirement

Chief Sharit Announces Retirement
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KGID provides a very unique training opportunity

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Tahoe Douglas firefighters conducted live fire training this month in the old KGID pump building, Stateline, NV.  This was a rare and unusual opportunity for the fire district.

 

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This live fire training is necessary for crews to better learn how to combat fire in the most realistic training environment possible.  Crews can watch the fire develop and have a realistic feel for the conditions they meet in this high risk, low frequency situation. 

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Firefighters go through a rigorous training academy before being assigned to a fire company.  As with any training, you must continue to practice and to learn new techniques in the industry.  This Live-Fire training is one of the best forms of training available.  The opportunities for this type of training are rare today.  The Fire District would like to thank KGID and the public for this opportunity.

 

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TDFPD Supports Community Programs

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 IAFF Local 2441 donates toys and cash for local community needs.

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Routine Friday Supporting Christmas Cheer. On the first, second and fourth Fridays of the month, TDFPD firefighters help load food for distrubtion.

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Christmas Cheer is a non-profit organiziation under the leadership of a community board of directors and funded soley by donations from the community. For more information call 530-542-4934.

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No scary Halloween – sights and sounds at the Firehouse

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No Scary Halloween - Sights and Sounds at the Firehouse

 

Then the children were encouraged to talk to the fully dressed fireman to hear his voice through the breathing equipment, which sounds a lot like the Star War character Darth Vader, so again they would not be frightened in a fire situation if a fireman were calling out to them.

Firefighter Paramedics Chad Baker and James Ward, took them for a ”pretend” ride in an ambulance and hooking them up to an EKG monitor so they would be familiar with the sights and sounds they might hear should they ever require a real ambulance ride.

At the end of the tour, Captain Salerno tempted them with the suggestion of a fighter career so they could slide down the fire pole in response to a call.

 

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