June 6, 2021 - Due to a recent expansion of our partnership with NV Energy, TDFPD is expanding with 10 additional positions for the 2021 fire season.
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. Currently, the crew is staffed with 34 personnel and employs 7 full-time positions and 27 seasonal positions.
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.
Due to a recent expansion of our partnership with NV Energy, TDFPD is expanding with 10 additional positions for the 2021 fire season.
The Zephyr Crew is accepting applications. Positions will remain open until filled.
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 Class completion
- Pass Work Capacity Test at the Arduous Level
- Maintain red card currency
- S-212 Class completion within one year of employment
- High school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license
NOTE: Online classes required to qualify for employment of I-100, S-130, S-190 will be accepted for this hiring phase only.
Salary Schedule for Crew Member: $13.00-$15.00 DOE
Application packets MUST contain the following:
1. TDFPD Employment Application
2. Applicant Affirmative Action form (signed)
3. Copies of Certifications
Packets missing any of this information will not be accepted.