The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is launching a new program called STAT –
South Tahoe Action Teams.
This program is designed to incorporate trained citizens in the field with the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and other first responders during times of crisis. This is the first program of its kind in the Tahoe Basin.
Classes will be taught in the fire stations and run approximately 2 hours per class. Four (4) different STAT training sessions will be held throughout the year.
The inaugural class will be begin on January 15, 2015 and run through February 5, 2015. Classes will be held every Thursday night from 6pm-8pm in the Fire Department Training Center located at 1100 Al Tahoe Blvd.
Living in the Sierras brings the potential for large scale emergencies from winds, heavy snow, flooding, wildfire and even avalanche in certain areas. These types of emergencies will overwhelm local resources. To prepare, your local Fire Department is asking for community help by way of the following.
Curriculum will include 8 hours of instruction taught by members of the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department. Applicants will be expected to commit their time and will be called upon in times of natural disaster, large scale emergencies and times of need in the South Lake Tahoe area. Due to staffing and equipment limitations the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department will be reliant on local citizens’ abilities to assist in their neighborhoods with basic first aid and triage. We will also need STAT team members to be well versed in our command structure, emergency first aid, lifting/moving techniques, use of extinguishers, flood safety and building collapse.
If interested please contact Fire Captain Jim Drennan at Fire Station #1 at (530) 542-6161 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available online at www.cityofslt.us/firestat