The Pahranagat Valley Fire District met on June 21.
In public comment, the people in Hiko would like to know if the fire station can get on the registry in order to get their insurance lowered. The issue will be looked into and addressed for the residents of Hiko.
The Lincoln County Fire Department (LCFD) has worked out an agreement with the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) to provide mutual aid for Lincoln County. Rick Stever, Emergency Management Chair from LCFD explained that this agreement provides extra help for Pahranagat Valley Fire DIstrict in any way needed. This has expanded the program by providing a Type 6 engine, which is a crew cab pickup with a 300 gallon tank along with an engine captain and two nine-month seasonal positions. They also have the NDF crews available to help out.
Aaron Boyce, the Southern Region Area Supervisor from the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) went over wildfire protection plans (WFPP). For a fee, the county pays into the plan. This accesses the 4196 account where state funds will pay for costs incurred by the county and local fire districts on wildland fires and other emergency incidents as outlined in the agreement. They also provide wildland fire training classes, assist in providing risk assessments for wildland fire, fuel reduction work, assist in search and rescue or other emergency threatening life or property, large accident scene cleanup, and acquire equipment to do screenings for the Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP). The Engine and crews are located up in Pioche and there is a 24 hour number to request help from the NDF. They are dispatched through the Lincoln County Sheriff’s 911 Dispatch Center. This is a resource to provide extra equipment and manpower to the local district when needed. Rick Stever also asked the PVFD to get him the measurements for a new tank on the green truck.
Ryan Rhodes, reported for ambulance services that more D50 sugar water needs to be ordered. Most places are back ordered until August or September so the board is working on a solution to procure more until the new shipment arrives. They need at least four doses to keep the ambulances running with two on each, minimum. Rhodes thinks the prices will be doubling in the near future again. Also, the need for more EMTss continues.
Lastly, the Pool Pact insurance renewal through Dolan and Edwards for $8,086.30 has been approved.