Emergency Services

Partnering to Keep Our Community Safe

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The Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) is a regional hub for many of the agencies vital to the safety and protection of our community. Care Flight has a full time, 24 hour facility for emergency medical response and transport located on site. Care Flight can reach most locations within the Town of Truckee in less than a minute and other more remote areas of Placer and Nevada County in less than ten minutes. The California Highway Patrol uses the airport to stage and refuel both its fixed wing and helicopter assets in support of search and rescue missions and law enforcement. Fire Fighting aircraft are based at the airport in the summer to aid in quick response to forest fires. The District is in the process of developing a Tahoe City heliport for rapid transportation and staging for both firefighting and medical response helicopters. In addition to this, the airport is frequently used to transport patients and organ donors nationwide in conjunction with life saving, time critical missions.