Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District

Zephyr Fire Crew

Serving Zephyr Cove, Stateline, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

The Zephyr Fire Crew

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UPDATE Monday, November 7, 2022  TDFPD is now taking applications for entry level Crew Member postions:


The Application Period for Crew Member positions is now available.

To apply go to ABOUT/EMPLOYMENT &  click on the Job Hub Link

Crew Member  $18.00-$21.00 with $1.00 per hour incentives for EMT-B and EMT-A (each). 

These are seasonal positions - six (6) months.  Our Wildland Fire & Fuels Division is fully funded by a 30 year tax override provided by the homeowners in our fire district.  Funding is also supported through partner contracts, and grants.

Selection Process:

Qualified candidates will move forward in the selection process to include:

  • Panel Interview

Employment Contingent on:

  • Background check
  • Pre-employment medical and physical assessments
  • Drug and alcohol screening



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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.

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The Zephyr Crew’s primary mission is hazardous fuel 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. 

Candidates must pass pre-employment background checks, drug tests, and physicals; must be physically fit to hike into remote areas with equipment and provisions; and must perform hard labor in hot fire line locations.  

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Required Qualifications for Employment Training/Education:

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