Founded in 1966, the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department offers fire protection and emergency medical services. It maintains a staff of firefighters and fire marshals that provides disaster management services. The department features fire engines, rescue trucks and life support ambulances. The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department handles various fire and emergency calls. It offers community risk assessment and emergency information services. The department provides fire prevention and investigation solutions. It conducts search and rescue, community support and fire safety programs. The department is operated by the city of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., which additionally manages community development, recreation, public works and police departments.