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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
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    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
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    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
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    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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LVFPD News

RFP: Phase-II Of The Program Timberland Environmental Impact Report

Lake Valley Fire Protection District Is Seeking Proposals For Phase-II Of The Program Timberland Environmental Impact Report For The Lake Tahoe Basin, California

Issue Date: January 10, 2019

RFP Due Date: 4:00 P.M. PST February 22, 2019

  • Questions and Inquiries Pertaining To The RFP Are Due on January 28, 2019 by 4:00 P.M. PST
  • Proposals Received After The Due Date Will Be Returned Unopened

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Firefighter 1/Paramedic or EMT-1

Competitive Entry Level Exam and Job Announcement For:

Firefighter 1/Paramedic or EMT-1

Lake Valley Fire Protection District is an “all risk” emergency services agency, primarily serving the residents of El Dorado County in the Lake Tahoe Basin area. Our jurisdiction extends north to include Emerald Bay on Hwy 89, west to Twin Bridges on Hwy 50, south to the intersection of Hwy 88 and Hwy 89 in Alpine County, and east to the Nevada State line not including the City of South Lake Tahoe.

Job Description: This is a full time position working as a Firefighter/Paramedic or EMT. This position is a one (1) year term employment agreement with two (2) possible extensions of one (1) year each at the discretion of the fire district for a total of three (3) years.   This is an “at-will” position and is not a position represented by the current Memorandum of Understanding with the Lake Valley Professional Firefighters Association.  The Fire District has a residency requirement which must be met within sixty days of the “start date”.

Wage and Benefits: Firefighter 1/Paramedics shall be paid $15.00 per hour and Firefighter 1/EMT’s shall be paid $13.00 per hour for regular hours worked during their training period.  Pursuant to the 7(k) exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the parties agree that overtime pay at one and one half (1 ½) times the pay rate shall be paid after Firefighters have worked in excess of 112 hours in a fourteen (14) day period.

The District shall include Firefighters in the Fire District’s Workers Compensation program. The District will cover annual stipend for vision.

   

Firefighters who work at least an average of twenty (20) hours per week shall be entitled to retirement benefits in accordance with the minimum requirements of Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).   Firefighters who do not work in excess of 960 hours during the fiscal year shall be entitled to retirement in accordance with the minimum requirements of PERS.  Firefighters who are already members of PERS through prior employment with a governmental agency shall be entitled to PERS regardless of the number of hours worked.

Vacation, sick leave and compensated time accrual and usage are as outlined in the Lake Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors Policies.

Minimum Qualifications: All proof of minimum qualifications must be turned in with application by the application closing date.

    • Minimum 18 years of age (birth certificate)
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • Valid CPAT Card (Candidate Physical Ability Test)
    • Current CPR Card
    • California State Firefighter 1 or Certificate of Completion from an accredited fire academy
    • Basic Wildland Firefighter (FFT2: I-100, L-180, S-190, S-130)
    • Valid California or Nevada Class “C” Driver License and associated printout of current DMV Record of Violations, and acceptable risk as determined by fire district’s insurance carrier.

Paramedic Qualifications:

  • Current: California Paramedic License, Nevada Paramedic Certification or National Registry Paramedic at time of appointment with no pending or open disciplinary actions, suspension or revocation, etc. by the application deadline

    • Must complete El Dorado County EMS Accreditation process within 60 days from “start date”

EMT Qualifications:

  • Current: EMT course completion certificate

  • Ability to obtain El Dorado County EMT certification

  • Ability to obtain Paramedic license within one (1) year of “start date”

  • Obtaining EMTP will be the employee’s financial and logistical responsibility

  • Must complete El Dorado County EMS Accreditation process within one (1) year of “start date”

Application Process:

Applications are available at the Fire Station #7 Business Office located at 2211 Keetak St., South Lake Tahoe or online at www.lakevalleyfire.org. Completed applications and proof of the above listed qualifications are due by January 31, 2019.  No applications will be accepted after the closing date.  Applications and proof of the above listed qualifications must be hand delivered to Administrative Assistant Kileigh Labrado at the Station #7 Business Office, 2211 Keetak Street, South Lake Tahoe, California, by 1700 Hrs.  All applicants meeting the “minimum qualifications” listed above will be notified by e-mail and given further details to participate in the testing process.

Testing Process:

Physical Ability Test

    • Current CPAT card required. No physical ability test will be conducted by the Lake Valley Fire Protection District.

Application, Resume, and Cover Letter review.

Paramedic Manipulative Skills Exams

  • The manipulative exams will be scenario based tests on El Dorado County EMS Protocols, Policies and Procedures found at this website: www.edcgov.us/Government/EMS/Policies___Procedures.aspx

  • Applicants must pass the manipulative exams with a minimum score of 70% to advance.

  • Applicants must pass all of the Pass/Fail skills/scenarios testing stations to advance.

      

EMT Manipulative Skills Exams

  • The manipulative exams will be scenario-based tests on El Dorado County EMS Protocols, Policies and Procedures found at this website: www.edcgov.us/Government/EMS/Policies___Procedures.aspx

  • Applicants must pass the manipulative exams with a minimum score of 70% to advance.

  • Applicants must pass all of the Pass/Fail skills/scenarios testing stations to advance.

      Firefighter Manipulative Examination

  • The manipulative exam will be based on IFSTA Essentials 6th Edition.

  • Grading criteria will follow California State fire Marshal Capstone FF1 testing procedures.

  • Applicants must pass the manipulative exams with a minimum score of 70% to advance.

Oral Interview

    • The oral interview will be a series of questions relating to the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant to perform the duties of an Apprentice Firefighter/Paramedic.
    • Applicants must pass the oral interview with an overall average score of 70% to advance.

Hiring Process

After testing has been completed, applicants will receive written notice of eligibility/ineligibility from the fire district by mail. Eligible candidates will be placed on an “Eligibility List”.  The eligibility list will be valid for two years from the date the list is established.  When the Fire District needs to fill a Firefighter 1/Paramedic or EMT-1 position, the Fire Chief may select candidates from the eligibility list and conduct a Fire Chief’s Interview. 

Following the formal offer of employment by the Fire Chief, the applicant must pass a drug test, comprehensive medical exam, psychological exam, and criminal background check. After successfully completing this final screening process, the applicant will be presented with a Job Description/Employment Agreement/Compensation Package. 

The Fire Chief will determine the “start date”. Apprentices will receive training and orientation for the position prior to assignment.  Job related training will continue throughout your contract term.

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Lake Valley Fire Holiday Engine Schedule

LAKE VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

HOLIDAY ENGINE SCHEDULE

Happy holidays from Lake Valley FPD! Here is the schedule for our Holiday engine to drive through our community neighborhoods.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us!

December 11 – Echo View Estates, Tahoe Mountain Road, Mule Deer Circle

December 12 – Lake Tahoe Blvd from Boulder Mountain Drive to Grizzly Mountain Drive

December 13 – West side of North Upper Truckee from Zuni Street Highway 50, Chiapa Drive

December 14 – East side of North Upper Truckee from Grizzly Mountain to West San Bernardino Ave.

December 15 – Christmas Valley from Highway 50 to Grass Lake Road

December 16 –North side of Highway 50 in Meyers (lower Apache, Magnet School), behind Station 7     (Cornelian Drive, Navahoe Drive, Cheyenne Drive).

December 17 – North of Pioneer Trail from Highway 50 to Elks Club (Southern Pines Drive, Tionontati     Street, Meadow Vale Drive), Player Drive

December 18 – Upper Apache Drive and Mandan Street

December 19 – Pioneer Trail from Busch Way to Washoan Blvd (Glen Eagles Drive, Hekpa Drive)

December 20 – Pioneer Trail from Washoan Blvd to Jicarilla Drive (Apalachee Drive, Nadowa Street,        Susquehana Drive)

December 21 – Kokanee Estates (Marshall Trail, High Meadow Trail)

December 22 – Golden Bear Trail, Meadow View Estates (Plateau Circle, Cattleman’s Trail)

December 23 – Cold Creek Trail, Del Norte Street, Black Bart from Pioneer Trail to Meadow Crest Drive

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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS FOR SERVICES

Lake Valley Fire Protection District is seeking proposals for Hazardous Fuels Reduction on City of South Lake Tahoe Airport Property

RFP Issue Date: Friday, November 9th, 2018
Proposal Due Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Proposals Received After the Due Date Will Be Returned Unopened!

Lake Valley Fire Protection District (LVFPD) is seeking proposals for Hazardous Fuels Reduction services on the City of South Lake Tahoe Property located at the South Lake Tahoe Airport. The project totals approximately 37.7 acres. Project operations include the cutting, removal, and/or rearrangement of fuels to meet the vegetation treatment specifications of the Cal Fire Forest Fire Prevention Exemption Pilot Project. There may be a need to conduct hand felling/thinning in certain areas where mechanical equipment access is not feasible or prohibited. To the extent possible, hazardous fuels designated for removal shall be hauled off-site or otherwise processed on site. Ownership of the harvested or chipped material will be vested in the successful contractor, and to the extent possible, must include delivery of all material processed at negotiated rates to a utilization facility. The successful contractor will be financially responsible for completing a Timber Tax Harvest Report and Timber Tax Return for any harvested timber throughout the project. LVFPD does not guarantee the amount of timber on the Project Area. Details of specifications and performance requirements can be found under Section B titled Vegetation Management Plan.

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Changes Coming to Lake Valley Chipping Program

Lake Valley Fire is in the process of entering into a cooperative agreement with Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District to provide grant funded chipping to the Lake Valley community. As part of this agreement, the Tahoe Douglas "Zephyr Crew" Wildland Firefighters will provide chipping and if needed can be detailed to wildland fire assignments in Lake Valley.

Another benefit is the assistance from Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District's Forester John Pickett. Pickett is a California registed Forester and long time local of the community.   

Please be patient as we make this transition. Should you need assistance please call the chipping line at 530-577-CHIP (2447). This number will be monitored by Lake Valley's Prevention Officer,Teri Tucker. Should there be a delay in response please bare with us.      We  will get back to you ASAP. We hope to be up to full operations by the end June, at the latest.  

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