STAT - South Tahoe Action Team
South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue has launched a new program called STAT:
South Tahoe Action Team
The City of South Lake Tahoe is now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 South Tahoe Action Team. The classes will be Wednesdays, May10th, May 17th, and May 24th 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.
To apply, fill out the application and return to the fire department at:
South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, Station 3, 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd., SLT, CA 96150
or Station 1 at 1252 Ski Run Blvd.
Or via fax to: 530-541-0634.
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.