The City of South Lake Tahoe is taking signups for the next South Lake Tahoe Fire Departments South Tahoe Action Team (STAT) is open to all residents 18 years of age and older.
Each class is limited to 25 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete and mail, fax or drop off this application attached.
The City of South Lake Tahoe is now accepting applications for the South Tahoe Action Team. The classes will be MONDAYS - February 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30pm until approximately 7:30pm. 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. Multiple STAT training sessions will be held throughout the year.
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 9 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.