TMFPD UPDATE: Great News About Our HV Fire Station

June 21, 2024
Hidden Valley TMFPD Station 37

Forward by Marge Frandsen

After many meetings, over the years, with Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) and Chief Charles Moore, we finally have good news to share regarding Fire Station 37. For some time, Chief Moore has worked with HVCA board members to keep Station 37 in our community.

The building you are familiar with is the original volunteer station, constructed and manned by members of this community until Washoe County formed TMFPD. In early 2000, Washoe County contracted with the City of Reno for fire service. We watched as the Reno Fire Department took over the station, used it as a storage area for their equipment and disbanded the volunteer force.

After 12 years the ill-fated contract with Reno Fire ended. Chief Moore was hired to take charge of fire service in the unincorporated county. Board members of Hidden Valley Community Alliance (formerly Hidden Valley Homeowners Association) worked with Chief Moore to ensure Station 37 remained in Hidden Valley. Under Commissioner Andriola’s watch, our goal will finally be realized.

The completion of construction will not be accomplished overnight. The good news, according to Commissioner Andriola, is the station will remain operational during the entire phase of construction. So, our community will be fully protected.

Thank you, Chief Charles Moore and Commissioner Clara Andriola, for your efforts on behalf of the Hidden Valley community.

Here is the announcement from Commissioner Andriola…

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Station 37 Update

by County Commissioner Clara Andriola

I am pleased to let the Hidden Valley Community know that the plans for Fire Station 37 will be submitted to the Washoe County Building Department for a building permit on or around June 10. There are additional steps that staff will need to accomplish before the contractor begins. These steps include negotiating a construction cost and the financing, which includes an application to the State Investment Bank and other private lending institutions for terms and interest rate considerations.

The first steps, once the Fire Board approves the construction contracts, are site utility relocations and demolition of the very small apparatus bay. The good news is that staff designed the crew quarters so that the fire station will remain in service during the 10-month construction period. There will be no service interruptions to the Hidden Valley Community.

The new apparatus bay will include space for a structural engine, a brush engine, and an ATV rescue/firefighting vehicle, in addition to parking for staff and visitors. The station is moving forward after planning, architecture, and the entitlement process.

We look forward to the full station’s completion, which will greatly enhance the Hidden Valley community.

Hidden Valley TMFPD Station 37

Hidden Valley TMFPD Station 37