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Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District

Zephyr Fire Crew

Serving Zephyr Cove, Stateline, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

The Zephyr Fire Crew

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UPDATE Friday, April 12, 2022 -  TDFPD has expanded our contract with NV Energy and is now taking applications for the following  postions:

WILDLAND FIRE AND FUELS DIVISION - SHORELINE CREW 

TDFPD has expanded our contract with NV Energy and is now taking applications for the following  postions:

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.

Application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • TDFPD Application
  • Applicant Affirmative Action Form
  • Copies of all Required Certifications and Licenses

Email completed application packet to:  Mikayla Warner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selection Process:

Qualified candidates, who submit complete application packets, will move forward in the selection process to include:

  • Panel Interview
  • Fire Chief’s Interview

Employment Contingent on:

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

Taking applications until filled.

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The application period for entry level Crew Member positions for next season are now CLOSED - if you would like to submit an application for the 2023 season please see the qualifications & application packet requirements below.

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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
  Salary Schedule for Crew Member: $18.00 - $21.00 DOE

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:

  1. TDFPD Employment Application (Linked at the bottom of the page)
  2. Applicant Affirmative Action form (signed) 
  3. Copies of your Certifications 
Packets missing any of this information will not be accepted.  
Submit completed packets to Mikayla Warner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR you may also be delivered between 8 am-4 pm Monday - Friday at 193 Elks Point Road, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448.
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