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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.

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table of contents
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
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

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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
peavine cold springs

Cold

Springs

Population

2%

SFPD Population

Reno/TMFPD

population

Peavine & Cold Springs

98%

mount rose

Mount Rose

TMFPD and SFPD both have stations that serve the area along with Galena VFD.

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Arrowcreek Station

Truckee Meadows

Fire District

Sierra Fire District

new station

2006 2010 financial projections prior to tax increase
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
Financial Projection 2009-2012
  • Unless a long term solution is found, service levels will need to be cut by mid 2011.
strengths
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
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
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