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Lower Montgomery Estates Community (Golden Bear) Earns First South Lake Tahoe National Firewise USA® Designation

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Lower Montgomery Estates Community (Golden Bear) Earns First South Lake Tahoe National Firewise USA® Designation

Meyers, CA Feb 5, 2020 – Residents of the Golden Bear Community have been recognized with a Firewise USA® designation by the National Fire Protection Association, making them the first South Lake Tahoe community to earn this designation.

The Golden Bear Community established neighborhood leaders that partnered with Lake Valley Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District to complete stringent criteria in order to participate in the Firewise USA® program and prepare their community for wildfire. Residents completed a wildfire hazard assessment, developed an action plan to guide their efforts to reduce the risk of wildfire in their community, coordinated a community evacuation drill and created a neighborhood website for dissemination of information as it relates to crises and natural disasters.

When asked why the neighborhood wanted to become a Firewise USA® community, resident Steve Martenson replied “during red flag conditions a house on Lodgepole Trail caught fire. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire and prevent spread to the neighboring homes and vegetation, but it was a wakeup call. It made us realize that there is more that we can do without relying on local heroes. We wanted to know how we could help ourselves and take steps to make our community safer”.

In order to complete the required criteria homeowners volunteered hundreds of hours of their time to complete defensible space projects, which removed 189 cubic yards of biomass fuels through curbside chipping and defensible space projects with the help of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District’s Fire Adapted Communities Program. The Golden Bear Community invested nearly $13,000 in fire prevention and defensible space work in 2019.

This designation makes Golden Bear one of approximately 1500 neighborhoods in the country recognized for their efforts in wildfire preparedness. Lake Valley Fire Protection District would like to thank community leaders Donarae Reynolds and Patti Assayag along with website designer Steve Martensen for their efforts in helping to establish a Firewise USA® community.

Building on the accomplishments of Golden Bear local agencies have scheduled additional evacuation drills in the Meyers, CA area and will use Golden Bear as their blueprint for success. Communities interested in participating in the Firewise USA® program can learn more at www.firewise.org/usa or contact the Tahoe Resource Conservation District at 530-543-1501 ext. 114.

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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Comment Period

“The District LHMP is available for public comment. The LHMP is a long-term plan focused on identifying mitigation strategies, local policies and actions that can be implemented to reduce specifically identified risks and future losses to constituents. Please submit any and all comments by 5pm, Friday, November 29th to Martin Goldberg, goldberg@caltahoefire.net

2019_District_LHMP_For_Public_Comment.pdf

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Generator Safety

Lake Valley Fire would like to remind you about generator safety during power outages. Please review the safety tips below:

 

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Asphalt Lots RFP Distribution -added addendum

Lake Valley Fire Protection District
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Lake Valley Fire Protection District that it is soliciting
proposals for services for Asphalt Lots. The FEMA grant-funded project includes the pavement
rehabilitation of driveways, drive isles and parking areas at three (3) fire stations in the South
Lake Tahoe area. Request for Proposal documents, which includes the Request for Proposals,
Agreement, Scope of Work, Fire Station Locations, Technical Specifications, Contract
Documents, and other required Proposal Forms may be obtained at no cost by download from the
Lake Valley Fire Protection District’s website, https://www.lakevalleyfire.org.
Alternatively, Request for Proposal documents may be viewed at no charge at Fire Station
Seven, 2211 Keetak Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Bids must be submitted in a sealed
envelope clearly marked with the bidder’s name and return address and an electronic copy must
be emailed. To be considered, bids must be received by the District at Fire Station Seven, 2211
Keetak Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 and electronically at zlendick@caltahoefire.net, at
or before 5:00 p.m. on February 28th, 2020 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and
read.
A mandatory project site visit is currently scheduled for November 5th, 2019. All bidders are
required to RSVP to adrew@drew-consulting.com.
Technical questions related to project work, site conditions, or other related inquiries should be
directed to the District’s point of contact, Brad Zlendick, Battalion Chief,
zlendick@caltahoefire.net as outlined in the Request for Proposal package.
 
 
 
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Lake Valley Fire Protection District Public Hearing Oct 21, 2019

Lake Valley Fire Protection District Public Hearing October 21, 2019 at 4:00 at Station 7 on Proposed $52 Per Parcel Per Year Special Tax to Fund  Fire Engines, Vehicles, Equipment, and Supplies for Fire Protection and Suppression and Emergency Medical Services.

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“Resolution 2019-07 Calling for and Giving Notice of an Election to be Held on March 3, 2020, for the Submission to the Qualified Voters a Proposed Special Parcel Tax to Fund the Purchasing, Maintaining, Replacing, or Leasing of Fire Engines, Vehicles, Equipment, and Supplies for Fire Protection and Suppression and Emergency Medical Services

Resolution_2019-07FinalDraft_10-17-19.pdf

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Lake Valley Fire Protection District Public Hearing Oct 9, 2019

Lake Valley Fire Protection District Public Hearing October 9, 2019 at 4:00 at Station 7 on Proposed $52 Per Parcel Per Year Special Tax to Fund Apparatus, Equipment, and Supplies for Fire Protection and Suppression and Emergency Medical Services.

 

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“Resolution 2019-06 Calling for and Giving Notice of an Election to be Held on March 3, 2020, for the Submission to the Qualified Voters a Proposed Special Parcel Tax to Fund the Purchasing, Maintaining, Replacing, or Leasing of Fire Apparatus, Equipment, and Supplies for Fire Protection and Suppression and Emergency Medical Services.”  

Lake_Valley_Fire_Special_Tax_Draft_Resolution_Final_10-03-19.pdf

 

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Chipping Requests End Oct 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 will be the last day that chipping requests will be taken. Please get your requests in promptly. This will allow crews time  to complete all requests before the weather changes and prohibits us from chipping. Thank you for your continued defensible space efforts.

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North Upper Truckee Evacuation Drill

Lake Valley Fire and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District will be hosting an evacuation drill for the North Upper Truckee Neighborhood on Sept 18th at 6pm. The drill will be followed up with a BBQ at Station 7 in Meyers. Please register for CODE RED at https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF6E025EBFDC

 

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Addendum 1 to Asphalt Lots RFP

Attention: Asphalt Lot RFP bidders

Below is the link to Addendum 1 to the Asphalt Lots RFP

Addendum_1_LVFPD_Asphalt_Lots.pdf

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Asphalt Lots RFP

Lake Valley Fire Protection District
NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Lake Valley Fire Protection District that it is soliciting proposals for services for Asphalt Lots. The FEMA grant-funded project includes the pavement rehabilitation of driveways, drive isles and parking areas at three (3) fire stations in the South Lake Tahoe area. Request for Proposal documents, which includes the Request for Proposals, Agreement, Scope of Work, Fire Station Locations, Technical Specifications, Contract Documents, and other required Proposal Forms may be obtained at no cost by download from the Lake Valley Fire Protection District's website, https://www.lakevalleyfire.org.

Alternatively, Request for Proposal documents may be viewed at no charge at Fire Station Seven, 2211 Keetak Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly' marked with the bidder's name and return address and an electronic copy must be emailed. To be considered, bids must be received by the District at Fire Station Seven, 2211 Keetak Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 and electronically at zlendick@caltahoefire.net, at or before 5:00 p.m. on August 27th, 2019 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read.

A mandatory project site visit is currently scheduled for August 5th, 2019. All bidders are required to RSVP to adrew@drew-consulting.inc.

Technical questions related to project work, site conditions, or other related inquiries should be directed to the District's point of contact, Brad Zlendick, Battalion Chief, zlendick@caltahoefire.net as outlined in the Request for Proposal package.

LVFPD_RFP_Asphalt_Services-signed.pdf

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