The timely publication includes information on the initiatives, programs, and projects underway in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.
“Recent years have brought us challenging fire seasons with many large-scale wildfires,” said Fire Chief Charles Moore. “This document highlights the hard work and dedication of our firefighters and paramedics as we continue to look ahead at how we can reduce the fire risk and other dangers to our citizens.”
The report highlights the Fire District’s new wildland fuels reductions division started last year with 15 wildland firefighters, heavy equipment operator, and a division chief tasked with clearing targeted areas in unincorporated Washoe County that present a significant threat to wildfire. Many of the fuels reductions programs are funded by NV Energy as much of the work includes areas around utility infrastructure. The crew is also utilized to fight wildland fires.
The Fire District has also improved service with the acquisition with 14 new apparatus to include a ladder truck, new fire engines, dozers, water tender, and type 5 vehicles that allow quick access to hard-to-reach and difficult terrain where wildfires and other emergencies often occur.
The report was produced internally with no additional cost to the District’s residents.