By Ashleigh Easley | Wednesday, July 21, 2021
IVCBA, Live, Work, Play.; 2 Minute Read ' North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District' By Tia Rancourt

PROTECTION DISTRICT (NLTFPD) has had the honor of protecting life and property in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The NLTFPD has established a reputation for excellence in the prevention of, preparation for and response to emergencies in the communities of Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nevada. Additionally, the NLTFPD has maintained an active presence and strong reputation amongst our partner agencies in the Lake Tahoe Basin and surrounding jurisdictions.

We are an “all-risk” Fire District that responds to a multitude of incidents from a public assist to medical emergencies to wildland and structure fires.

Our three stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in addition to three seasonal wildland/fuels hand crews. In the event we have an incident that is complex and labor-intensive, we have agreements in place from neighboring fire districts, to protect Incline Village and Crystal Bay in the event our Fire District personnel are committed to these types of incidents. Our responses with personnel and equipment vary depending on what type of incident.

The COVID-19 pandemic has added additional precautionary measures not only in our workplace but also to our emergency responses. We continue to monitor and work with Washoe County Health District and follow the Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to make sure our first responders are prepared to respond appropriately with regard to COVID-19.

During the winter season, we shifted gears with our training to focus on back country rescue and avalanche training as well as ensuring that our fire hydrants are easily accessible by keeping them clear of snow. With over 1,000 fire hydrants in our jurisdiction, that is an ongoing task during the winter months.

As summer approaches we are preparing for the upcoming months. While implementing our fuels mitigation efforts in and around our community, we also respond to wildfires in our region as well as out of state. As we all know, the fire season is no longer just the summer months, but all year long.

The NLTFPD continues to grow, change, and evolve with our community’s needs to provide the highest quality of community services.

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North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District


Our Mission

The Mission of the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District is to protect life and property through efficient delivery of quality community services.

Our Core Values

We serve with Professionalism, Respect, Teamwork and Safety. We earn trust through integrity.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to continuously improve our service to exceed the dynamic needs of our unique community.

About the Author Ashleigh Easley
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