Partnerships and Cooperation Go Hand in Hand with Emergency Response
CAL FIRE and the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) have a new agreement in place to enhance initial attack firefighting capabilities. It takes partnerships like this to help protect Lake Tahoe’s residents & visitors, the natural environment and cultural treasures.
As part of this new interstate agreement between California and Nevada, a type 2 standard helicopter with a crew will be prepositioned in the Amador- El Dorado Unit, at the Lake Tahoe Airport, for use when needed during fire season for initial attack wildfires.
The helicopter will be used for water dropping, crew transportation to remote incidents, and has hoist capabilities that can be used for rescues.