Yocha Dehe Fire Department

Yocha Dehe Fire Department has a total of 35 personnel and is led by Fire Chief Rebecca Ramirez. The administration staff consists of an Assistant Chief, Business Analyst and Administrative Assistant. The department has a one Fire Mechanic. Yocha Dehe line staff operates on a 48 x 96 hour staffing plan, often called the 2x4 schedule. Three shifts with a minimum of nine personnel work 48 hours on followed by 96 hours off. Daily, the department’s minimum staffing is one battalion chief, two captains, two engineer/paramedics, three firefighter/paramedics and one firefighter/EMT. The 48x96 staffing plan was implemented to support the long commutes that many of our employees experience while reducing the number of trips per day on Highway 16.