INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has been conducting avalanche training this week and will continue to do so on Friday at Mt. Rose Summit Highway across from the summit parking lot area, officials said this week.
Training objectives and stations will cover transceiver searches, proper probe line set up and execution, snow pit/snow pack information and a search dog demonstration.
"We invite our regional responders every year to join us so that we can all participate together and refresh our outdoor rescue and safety protocols" said NLTFPD Firefighter/Paramedic Bruce Hicks, who coordinates this annual training, in a statement. "This annual refresher training allows agencies to review, practice and participate in hands-on avalanche training drills utilizing practical scenario set ups that replicate rescue situations."
Agency partners and participants include: Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Reno Fire Department, Washoe County Search and Rescue, Diamond Peak Ski Patrol, Mt. Rose Ski Patrol and the Nevada Department of Transportation.
For information on avalanche safety, contact the Sierra Avalanche Center at www.sierraavalanchecenter.org or the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Slide School at www.slidesnowschool.com.