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Tahoe City, Calif. Mar 23, 2021 – It is with a heavy heart that I share the loss of one of our own. Tim Schrader, our Facilities Coordinator and fixer of all things North Tahoe Fire, was involved in a back country incident over the weekend. Despite the heroic efforts of others at the scene to revive him, Tim succumbed to his injuries in the mountains he so dearly loved.

“Tim touched the heart (and funny bone) of everyone he knew,” said Chief Steve Leighton. “He was a perfectionist in everything he did, not only with North Tahoe Fire, but especially as a Husband, Father, athlete, coach, mentor and friend. We ask you to keep Tim’s family, fire family, and friends in your thoughts as we grieve the loss of such an incredible human being.”

Our thanks go out to those who helped with the recovery effort. Rescue teams responded to the scene and used a helicopter for the recovery. The effort was accomplished with cooperation from agencies including Nevada County SAR, Tahoe Nordic SAR, Placer County Avalanche Dog Team, NAS Fallon/U.S. Navy, Tahoe Donner XC, CALFIRE, CHP, Truckee Fire and Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.