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Volunteers needed STAT

Tracy Franklin
Special to the Tribune

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is launching a new program called STAT, which stands for South Tahoe Action Teams.

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, the local Fire Department is asking for community help.

Curriculum will include eight 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. They will also need STAT team members to be well versed in the command structure, emergency first-aid, lifting/moving techniques, use of extinguishers, flood safety and building collapse.

If interested contact Fire Captain Jim Drennan at Fire Station No. 1 at (530) 542-6161 or via email at jdrennan@cityofslt.us.

More information is available online at http://www.cityofslt.us/firestat.


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