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Firefighter Feature - New Recruits


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


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


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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