For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. July 1, 2013. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) marked its first anniversary of operations today and finished the fiscal year under budget.
TMFPD Chief Charles Moore noted many achievements for the District in its first year, including:
- Finished the fiscal year 2012-13 under budget, which will allow TMFPD to update fire engines and water tenders.
- Opened the Arrowcreek fire station.
- Opened the Hidden Valley fire station.
- Started the expansion of paramedic/advanced life support to all fire stations within the TMFPD and the Sierra Districts, which is scheduled to be completed by November.
- Opened the re-modeled Joy Lake Station to 24/7 staffing.
- Suppressed over 1,400 acres of wildfire in 135 separate wildfires.
- Suppressed 54 structural fires.
- Logged over 56,000 hours of training.
- Responded to 7,700 calls for service.
“Between our 108 career staff members and the more than 100 volunteer firefighters we have throughout the County, we’re very pleased with what we’ve been able to achieve in our first year,” said TMFPD Chief Charles Moore. “The District is financially stable and we’ve maintained 100 percent staffing at all of our stations, and expect to maintain that level in the next fiscal year as well.”
For more information, contact Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District’s Fire Prevention Division at (775) 326-6000 or visit www.washoecounty.us/tmfpd.