Our Public Education Team has been a top priority of this Fire District since the inception of the program in 1978. In keeping with the Public Education mission statement, "To provide quality educational programs for all ages emphasizing community safety", the team strives to provide diversified programs consistent with our community's needs.
Emergency Medical Services Week, celebrated nationally the third week in May every year, and Fire Prevention Week, celebrated nationally the first week of October every year, are two of our 'staple programs' where we see most of our students either at the schools or at the fire station for an annual visit and brush up on safety tips.
Some other annual programs in our schools include Winter Wilderness Survival - geared for our 4th graders, we collaborate with Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue; CPR in the schools (7th grade); TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use) - our high school leadership students peer teach to our middle school and 5th grade elementary students; Water Safety targeted for our 3rd through 5th graders, in collaboration with US Coast Guard, and Incline General Improvement District (IVGID) lifeguards.
We also offer annual EMT and Paramedic Refreshers each year. Our Annual Paramedic and CE Refresher provide 27 hours of CME's of the annual 48 hours (section 1) required for bi-annual recertification by NREMT per DOT recommendations.
Continuing to grow, change and evolve with our community's needs and provide the highest quality of education in fire safety and prevention, our team has diversified its reach into many programs and market segments. Working primarily with our local schools and service clubs, we strive to reach every child every school year and make informative and educational presentations to the service clubs on topics such as Defensible Space, CPR/AED, and 1st Aid, Emergency Preparedness and Home Safety - a checklist that reviews safety items to be aware of, both inside and outside of the home. We also work with our realtors on Home Vacation Rental Safety and how to Protect Your Property From Fire.