The NLTFPD is an “all-risk” Fire District that responds to a multitude of incidents from backcountry and water rescue to wildland and structure fires and medical incidents. These responses vary on equipment and personnel, depending on the magnitude of the incident or emergency. We are dispatched from the Grass Valley Emergency Command Center which handles 60% of dispatch for the Tahoe Basin. NLTFPD daily staffing is a complex matrix that is comprised of various positions to allow us to mitigate a basic or serious medical to structure or wildland fire.
Our three stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in addition to three seasonal wildland/fuels hand crews. In the event we have an incident that is complex and labor-intensive, we have agreements in place from neighboring fire districts, to protect Incline Village and Crystal Bay in the event our Fire District personnel are committed to these types of incidents.
Our responses with personnel and equipment vary depending on what type of incident:
Dispatch services are provided contractually with Grass Valley. Through the latest technology in Computer Aided Dispatch associated with Pro-QA, Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), and Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) priority dispatch criteria are utilized to ensure the appropriate equipment and personnel are responded to each and every request for assistance.
Depending on the severity of the incident, medical responses will typically respond an engine and a medic unit (ambulance).
Depending on caller information, residential structure fires we typically respond all three station engines and medic units.
Depending on reporting caller information, commercial structure fires we typically respond all three station engines and medic units.
Depending on reporting information, wildland fires we typically respond all three stations wildland engines a structure engine, medic units, and hand crew(s).
Depending on the severity of motor vehicle accidents, we typically respond an engine and medic unit and rescue squad if needed.
For activated fire alarm, we typically respond an engine and a medic unit.
Additional resources are always requested as needed depending on the incident.