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Hazardous Wood Roof Replacement Grant Program

Hazardous Wood Roof Replacement Grant Program

Lake Valley is no longer accepting roof grant applications

  • For those who already have applications in, it will take some time for Cal EMA to process them.  You will probably not hear from us until July or August.

  • There will be instructions for homeowners when it is time to start receiving roofing bids – Cal EMA has to confirm that the properties are eligible.

  • A courtesy roofing contractor list will be made available at that time.

  • All defensible space must be compliant with a final inspection after the roof has been completed.

  •  Visit the Wood Roof Replacement Program page...

Thank you!

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Welcome to the new Lake Valley Fire Protection District website!

Our new website was launched summer 2012 to provide easier access to the services of Lake Valley Fire Protection District.  Our goal is to quickly answer any questions or concerns raised by residents and visitors to our district, with accesible and organized web based information technology.

Please browse our new website, and welcome to Lake Valley Fire Protection District!

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50th Annual Firefighter's Ball

Thank you, Lake Tahoe, for making our 50th Annual Firefighter's Ball a resounding success!  We are grateful to our community. If you are the recipient of a silent auction prize or raffle ticket, please feel free to pick it up at our fire station in Meyers (2211 Keetak Street). You may call us at 530-577-3737.

The first ball was Feb. 4, 1961. It was initiated by the Lake Valley Ladies Auxiliary to assist in raising money for the district’s training and equipment needs. The first band to play at the ball was the Don Keller Band, and the event was at the American Legion Hall. In subsequent years, local bands such as George Worth, Mal and the Movers, and The Riptides entertained dancers throughout the evening.

If you’re doing the math and counting the years from 1961, this should be the 51st annual event. In 1964, however, part of the American Legion Hall collapsed under the snow load and the ball was canceled for that year.

Starting in 1965 the ball was at the Elk’s Club Lodge in Meyers. During those years, dinner was cooked and served to attendees by the firefighters and the ball became the area’s premier event. Many times the crowd exceeded the capacity of the hall.

Extra outhouses had to be brought in and outfitted with heat and lights.

On April 21, 1961, Lake Valley personnel bought three new American La France fire engines. At the time, Lake Valley had 17 paid firefighters and 19 volunteers. Current staffing is 25 paid firefighters and 20 volunteers.

Due to the large crowds, the ball was moved to the casinos.

Proceeds from the ball have assisted the district as well as the community in many ways. Necessary equipment has been purchased for the firefighters and paramedics, including defibrillators, extrication equipment (“Jaws of Life”), ice rescue suits, and wildland fire gear. The funds also allow Lake Valley personnel to provide free community CPR classes and, most recently, scholarships for South Tahoe High School students to attend the Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy.

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Search and Rescue Training Photo Gallery!

Lake Valley personnel assisted El Dorado County Search and Rescue teams while training with National Guard Blackhawk helicopters.  View the photos on Facebook!

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