The Zephyr Fire Crew was established in 2008 and is partially funded by the Fire Safe Community Fund. The Zephyr crew is a Type 2 Initial Attack hand crew that is trained to respond to a variety of incidents, but primarily responds to wildland fires. Currently the crew is staffed with 30 personnel and employs a full time Superintendent and one full time Crew Foreman.
The Zephyr Crew’s primary mission is hazardous fuels reduction in the Tahoe Douglas Fire District. This work may entail thinning of timber, woodlands, or shrubs with chainsaws, utilizing prescribed fire to reduce fuels, piling and chipping of slash, monitoring pre- and post-fire effects, and fire suppression. The Zephyr Crew is skilled in the use of a variety of hand tools and chainsaws.
If you are interested in employment with the Zephyr Fire Crew in the future, or if you have questions regarding the crew, contact Crew Superintendent Keegan Schafer at (775) 586-1817.
Applications are accepted year-round however for the 2019 fire season, application deadline is March 20th. You can submit a completed application by e-mail, mail or in person:
Mail: P.O. Box 919, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
In Person: Station 23, 193 Elks Point Rd, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448.
The Zephyr Crew works from Station 22: 205 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV 89449
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer. Federal and State laws prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
Required Qualifications for Employment Training/Education:
Completion of I-100, S-130, S-190.
Ability to pass Work Capacity Test at the Arduous Level.
Maintains red card currency.
S-212 within one year of employment.
High school diploma or GED and valid drivers licence.
NOTE: Online classes for required qualifications for employment of I-100, S-130, S-190 not recommended.