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  • Welcome to Lake Valley Fire Protection District

    Welcome to Lake Valley Fire Protection District

    It is the mission of the Lake Valley Fire Protection District to protect our community, its people, and environment, by providing the highest level of fire suppression, emergency medical, disaster, hazardous materials, and fire prevention Read More
  • Operations Division

    Operations Division

    The mission of the Operations Division is to protect our community's people, property and environment by conducting aggressive emergency operations to mitigate threats caused by fire, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and disasters. Read More
  • Fire Prevention Division

    Fire Prevention Division

    The mission of the fire prevention division is to protect our community's people, property and environment by preventing emergencies through providing inspection, plan checking, and fire and life safety education services. The Fire Prevention Division Read More
  • Fire Adapted Community

    Fire Adapted Community

    A Fire Adapted Community acknowledges and takes responsibility for its wildfire risk, and implements appropriate actions at all levels. Actions address resident safety, homes, neighborhoods, businesses and infrastructure, forests, parks, open spaces and other community assets Read More
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Pre-Proposal Meeting

"Please RSVP if you plan on attending or calling in to the pre-proposal meeting on September 25, 2017.  Address all RSVPs to jirka@caltahoefire.net by Friday September 22, 2017."

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Request For Proposals for Services

Lake Valley Fire Protection District is seeking proposals for Phase-I of the Program Timberland Environmental Impact Report for the Lake Tahoe basin, California

Issue Date: September 18, 2017

RFP Due Date: 4:00 P.M. PST November 6, 2017

  • Questions and Inquiries Pertaining To The RFP Are Due on October 2, 2017 By 4:00 P.M. PST
  • Proposals Received After The Due Date Will Be Returned Unopened!

Download the RFP: PTEIR RFP Phase-I

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Green Sheet, Fire Captain Injury

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Fire Captain Injury

8/27/2017

Highway 50, Camp Sacramento

1708-3007

LAV-0001181

California Northern Region

SUMMARY

On Sunday, August 27, 2017, at approximately 2:34 PM, a Lake Valley Fire Protection District Engine was returning from a traffic collision along Highway 50 in the Strawberry area of El Dorado County, California. While travelling eastbound around a sweeping left-hand curve on Highway 50, the front passenger door opened resulting in the Fire Captain being ejected out of the Fire Engine. The Fire Captain was flown toa local trauma center and is in stable condition.

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Curbside Chipping Program offers free services through October

Free Chipping Service

Lake Valley Fire Protection District would like to encourage homeowners to take advantage of its free curbside chipping service through the 2017 field season.  The chipping crew is actively responding to requests and will be available through the end of October, weather conditions permitting. This free service assists homeowners by converting slash and cut limbs into wood chips for use on their property.  This action reduces flammable vegetation and helps homeowners create defensible space to protect their property from the threat of wildfire. Services of the Lake Valley Curbside Chipping program are offered to district residents of El Dorado County, City of South Lake Tahoe, Fallen Leaf, and Alpine County. 

*** We are happy to announce the addition of the City of South Lake Tahoe to the chipping program this year.

Lake Valley FPD encourages any homeowners who have received a Fire Defensible Space Inspection this summer to complete fuel reduction recommendations while they are still pertinent and before snow falls this winter.   By taking advantage of free curbside chipping, fire defensible space work is more convenient and cost-effective for homeowners.           

It is important to have a properly stacked and located pile to help maximize crew efficiency.  Instructions are provided on Lake Valley FPD’s website (www.lakevalleyfire.org).  When your pile is ready to be chipped, contact Lake Valley Fire Protection District at 530-577-CHIP (2447) to be added to the chipping schedule.  Lake Valley FPD’s free curbside chipping program is funded by Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities Grant in conjunction with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.

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Chipper Job Announcement

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Seasonal Forestry Aid / Chipper

JOB SUMMARY: Work as a member of the chipping crew under direct supervision from Defensible Space Inspector, Administrative Assistant or Wildfire Prevention Officer. The main function of this crew is to operate a residential chipping program for the local community. Daily activities include operation of chipper, driving heavy vehicles, public interaction and outreach, computer data entry, answering phones. Candidates with proven problem solving skills will be given extra consideration. This crew may also be involved in community fuels reduction projects on public and private lands in the Lake Valley Fire Protection District.

OTHER DUTIES: Duties may include assisting with wildfire prevention activities, pile or prescribed burning; conducting regular maintenance on various equipment such as chain saws and hand tools; serving as a crew member during back country rescue operations which involves carrying heavy equipment and hiking long distances. Training will be provided however, applicants with fire experience listed below will be given priority. When acting in this capacity, crewmembers shall work under the direct supervision of the Fire Prevention Chief.

Employees work forty hour work weeks with bi-weekly pay periods. The position will start early June and will end in September (Weather permitting). The crew will work under the Wildfire Prevention Division of Lake Valley Fire District and would be a non-safety public position.

SALARY: $13.00 HOURLY

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

18 years of Age

Valid Class C Driver’s License

CPR certified

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience operating equipment or large trucks

Experience driving with trailers

Fire experience:

Firefighter Training (S-130)

Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)

Public relations experience

Applicants submit a job application, DMV driving record printout, copies of any applicable certifications and CPR certification. Selected applicants undergo an oral interview board. Once offered a position, the candidate must pass a pre-job health screening and physical fitness assessment at the arduous level, background check. Applications submittal deadline is June 1, 2017. Applications can found on our website at www.lakevalleyfire.org under the employment opportunity section or picked up in person at: Lake Valley Fire Protection District, Station 7.

           

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