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 37 personnel and employs a full-time Superintendent and one full-time Crew Foreman.
zephyr crew's mission
The Zephyr Crew’s primary mission is hazardous fuels 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.
join the zephyr crew
Are you interested in becoming a seasonal fire crewmember?
The Zephyr Crew is accepting applications starting November 1 through January 31. Interviews are given to those who pass the initial application screening process and are typically scheduled in mid-February.
Crew members must be physically fit to hike into remote areas with equipment and provisions. Perform hard labor in hot fire line locations. Interested candidates need the following qualifications to be eligible for hire.
Required Qualifications for Employment Training/Education:
- I-100, S-130, S-190, L-180 Class Completion (These classes may be provided early 2021 for canidates still needing these course certifications - please call 775-588-3591 for more information)
- Pass Work Capacity Test at the Arduous Level.
- Maintains red card currency.
- S-212 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 are also available but not recommended.
Application packets MUST contain the following: 1. TDFPD Employment Application, 2. Applicant Affirmative Action form (signed) and 3. Copies of Certifications. Packets missing any of this information will not be accepted.