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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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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.

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Job Announcement - Assistant Fuels Management Officer

Assistant Fuels Management Officer

$66,560 - $79,040 Annually

           

Summary Description

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Fuels Management Officer (AFMO) is to ensure that Lake Valley Fire District’s Fire and Fuels Division adequately meets various grant goals and objectives.  The individual occupying this position reports directly to the District’s Fuels Management Officer.  The grant funded position is “at will” and not supported by the general fund.  The position is full-time with health and retirement benefits for up to five years.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The following job duties are considered typical for a position in this classification.  Any single position may not perform all of these tasks, and/or may perform similar related tasks that are not specifically listed here.

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Lake Valley Fire's 2016 Holiday Engine Schedule

LAKE VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT HOLIDAY ENGINE SCHEDULEHappy 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 CircleDecember 12 – Lake Tahoe Blvd from Boulder Mountain Drive to Grizzly Mountain DriveDecember 13 – West side of North Upper Truckee from Zuni Street Highway 50, Chiapa DriveDecember 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 RoadDecember 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 DriveDecember 18 – Upper Apache Drive and Mandan StreetDecember 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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EMERALD FIRE UPDATE

Monday October 17th 2016

Effective at 12:00pm today, the following evacuation orders will be lifted:

Cascade Properties

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