Sierra Fire Protection District Washoe County Sierra Fire Protection District
Table of Contents • History, Boundaries and Origin • Service areas and coverage • Operational/Fiscal Challenges • Current planning processes • Objective: JFAB input on Sierra Fire Protection District overview and challenges
History 2008 Tax rate adjusted for District stabilization 2007 NRS 474 governed by Washoe County NRS 473 operated by Nevada Division of Forestry 2006 1950 1970 1990s District adds all risk services Washoe County assumes control via interlocal agreement Created by Nevada State Legislature
Sierra Fire Protection District Service Areas • Communities • North: Peavine and Cold Springs • Northwest: Verdi • Central: • Saint James Village • Galena/Mount Rose Corridor • Arrowcreek • South: West Washoe Valley
Cold Springs Population 2% SFPD Population Reno/TMFPD population Peavine & Cold Springs 98%
Mount Rose TMFPD and SFPD both have stations that serve the area along with Galena VFD.
Arrowcreek Station Truckee Meadows Fire District Sierra Fire District new station
2006-2010 Financial Projections prior to tax increase * * Chart from May 13, 2008 SFPD Budget Presentation prior to establishing the new .52 cent tax rate and finding a regional long term solution. • Unless an alternative is found, service levels will need to be cut by 2009
Financial Projection 2009-2012 • Unless a long term solution is found, service levels will need to be cut by mid 2011.
Strengths • Paramedic level EMS delivery • REMSA 15-20 minute or best effort zones • Highest level of pre-hospital care • Fuels Management • Cooperative agreement with TMFPD • People • Experienced and competent staff and volunteers • Community outreach and support • Community service programs • Grant funded station that will provide regional benefits
Challenges • Financial Sustainability • 2011-2012 potential need to reduce service levels • Facilities and Apparatus • Limited funding for facilities and apparatus • Depth of Resources • Station locations • Dependence upon Reno/TMFPD for resources • Equalization of Service between TMFPD and SFPD • Annexation • Loss of property tax revenue
Opportunities • Development of long term solutions that equalizes service between SFPD, TMFPD and Reno with response times and depth of resources • Joint Fire Advisory Board • Community input on staffing Arrowcreek • Master planning process • EMS system review • Reno standard of cover • Integration of existing SOC with Reno that equalizes service between areas