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Invitation to Bid - TDFPD Bomb Squad Digital X-Ray Machine

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TDFPD District Burn Bans in Effect

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Spring Yard Clean-up Information

❀Spring Has Sprung❀

With warmer weather finally arriving in the Tahoe Basin, we know our Nevada residents are eager to start their property clean ups. Compost Your Combustibles, pine cone/needle recycling, will be open Saturday,
May 22 through Sunday, July 18 at Heavenly's Stagecoach parking lot. 
Below are some resources available NOW to start yard clean up projects and defend against wildland fire: 

TDFPD DEFENSIBLE SPACE EVALUATION
TDFPD will send one of our inspectors to your property to evaluate your defense zone, provide vegetation clearing suggestions and issue TRPA tree removal permits as needed. Defensible Space Evaluations are a FREE service to all TDFPD homeowners and can be booked on our website. 
Book a Defensible Space Appointment
SOUTH TAHOE REFUSE
GREEN WASTE DROP-OFF
South Tahoe Refuse offers FREE green waste drop off Mon-Sat from 8am-5pm. Customers must provide their resident service address at time of drop-off. Please bring GREEN WASTE ONLY; pine needles, pinecones, weeds, leaves, branches etc. If your load is boxed, bagged or canned, you will need to dump them out.
Green Waste Drop-off Location is:
2121 Eloise Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. 
Tahoe Douglas Fire is proud to serve our community with
Care, Professionalism, and Respect.
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Women's Empowerment Month - FF/P Jenny Alustiza

 

In honor of Women's Empowerment Month this March, TDFPD would like to introduce Firefighter/Paramedic

Jenny Alustiza

who has served the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District for 8 years.
                                                 
 
 


After graduating with a BA in psychology from Colorado University - Boulder,  Alustiza moved to Lake Tahoe and began working at Stateline Medical Center. In that capacity, she was encouraged to get her EMT certification; and through the EMT classes at Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC), she learned about the LTCC Fire Academy. While gaining EMT experience through the Sierra Ski Resort - Ski Patrol program, Jenny enrolled in the fire academy and that was it - she had found the right path. Jenny completed paramedic school and worked for the USFS as a Forestry Tech/EMT where she was introduced to Tahoe Douglas Fire (TDF).

"It was exciting and challenging; and fulfilled my desire to help people and to stay healthy and fit all at once, " says Alustiza. 

"Ten and a half years later I am still so grateful for this career opportunity." 

                                                                      

                                                                     
                                    
                               

We asked FF/P Alustiza, what gives her the greatest sense of satisfaction in her job as a firefighter/paramedic? "I believe the thank you's we receive on a daily basis are what make this job so great and worth while."  

What's a piece of advice she could give to other aspiring female FF/P? "To the young, aspiring women out there who are looking to get involved with the fire service, I would say train hard - train your mind and body, especially your upper body. Go to a good paramedic school. Keep your head up and your eyes on the prize. Don’t ever let failure, or adversity get you down."

In addition to her firefighter/paramedic duties, FF/P Alustiza is the Lead for TDF's fire hose program coordinating testing, and replacement needs.  She is a Field Training Officer (FTO) guiding the training and development for new EMTs.  Jenny also excels in TFD's public education programs and is especially effective with your community children and teaching them fire safety.  

                                             
              
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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

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

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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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