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    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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    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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    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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Lake Valley Fire Protection District is proud to announce that effective September 1, 2014, the community served by the Fire District will have an ISO Public Protection Classification of 2 in areas with fire hydrants and 2Y for rural portions of the Fire District without fire hydrants.  The Fire District worked diligently over the last few years to reduce their community’s rating from a 5 to a 2. The Fire District is one of only 750 fire departments in the entire country to receive this designation.

The ramification of the new Public Protection Classification should be a significant reduction in fire insurance rates for all properties within Fire District boundaries.  Lake Valley Fire Protection District, Fire Chief Gareth Harris announced that “I am extremely proud of our hard working men and women who contributed countless hours towards reducing the risk rating for the community we proudly serve."

The Insurance Services Office, Inc. better known as ISO, is a company that serves insurance companies by evaluating communities all over the country and assigning a risk classification ranging from the lowest risk being 1 to the highest being a 10. They rate communities based on three criteria: The fire department’s capabilities, the firefighting water supply, and the emergency communications capability.

pdfDownload the Press Release

pdfDownload the ISO Rating Letter

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Lake Valley is no longer accepting roof grant applications

Phase 2 (implementation) has begun and we are happy to announce that all Phase 1 participants have been deemed eligible.

The Roofing Contractors Courtesy List is available for download.  Any interested contractors please contact us for details of the bidding process and to be added to the list.

All defensible space must be compliant with a final inspection upon the completion of the roof.

For more information visit the Wood Roof Replacement Program page...


Wage range:    $6,035.88 TO $6,987.28 per month

Benefits:  Wage and benefit package as detailed in the Lake Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors Policies Articles II-V for full time employees not covered by a memorandum of understanding. 


The Mechanic reports to a supervisor designated by the Fire Chief.  The Mechanic is responsible for the preventative maintenance and repair of all District operated vehicles, motorized equipment and facilities, coordinates the testing of all fire apparatus and fire equipment, supervises the storage, dispensing, and inventory of all Fire District mechanical supplies, and advises on specifications for District equipment purchases.  The Mechanic coordinates and performs training on the operation and maintenance of District vehicles and equipment; maintains records and reports of maintenance activities, including the use and cost of District apparatus, supplies, and equipment; may function as the fire ground services supervisor and coordinate vehicular and personnel support services on fires or other major operations; maintains the ALS ambulance fleet for the Joint Powers Authority; performs other activities as directed.  This is a full-time, “at-will” position and is not a position represented by any MOU or Association/Union.


Applications are due by September 12, 2014.  Visit our Employment Opportunities page for details.

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The Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe presents the 20th Anniversary Lake Tahoe Basin FIREFEST, Saturday September 27, 2014 10 am to 3 pm at the South Lake Tahoe Airport

  • Meet Firefighters!
  • Fire/Rescue Equipment!
  • Firefighting Skills!
  • Home Safety & Energy
  • Kiwanis BBQ!!
  • Helicopters Take Off and Landing!
  • Burn House Demonstration!
  • Vehicle Extrication Demonstration!
  • Squirt Fire Hoses!
  • Sit in a Fire Truck!
  • Meet Smokey Bear & Sparky the Fire Dog!

pdfDownload the flyer!