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Firefighter Feature - New Recruits II



Welcome to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Family!

We're proud to introduce our

a few of our new firefighters...

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.

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.



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