Lake Valley Fire Protection District (herein also referred to as “LVFPD”) provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, fire prevention, public education, and disaster preparedness to approximately 90 square miles of El Dorado County in the Lake Tahoe area and portions of Alpine County, California.
LVFPD is consistently working to achieve and/or maintain the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those it serves, and thus contracted with the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) to facilitate a method to document the agency's path into the future via a “Community-Driven Strategic Plan.” The following strategic plan was written in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the CFAI Fire & Emergency Service Self-Assessment Manual 8th Ed., and is intended to guide the organization within established parameters set forth by the authority having jurisdiction. The CPSE utilized the Community–Driven Strategic Planning process to go beyond just the development of a document. It challenged the membership of the LVFPD to critically examine paradigms, values, philosophies, beliefs and desires, and challenged individuals to work in the best interest of the “team.” Furthermore, it provided the membership with an opportunity to participate in the development of their organization’s long-term direction and focus. Members of the agency’s external and internal stakeholders’ groups performed an outstanding job in committing to this important project and remain committed to the document’s completion.
This strategic plan, with its foundation based in community and membership input, revisits the agency’s pillars (Mission, Values, and Vision) and sets forth a continuous improvement plan that offers a road map for a justifiable and sustainable future.