zephyr fire crew history
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.
zephyr crew's mission
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.
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