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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Fire Department: About Us

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We are the largest paid fire department in Nevada and are responsible for protecting the famed Las Vegas Strip, the largest part of the Las Vegas Valley spanning 293 square miles, and a county the size of New Jersey at 7,790 square miles. We also provide services to the resort townships of Laughlin, Primm and Jean.  

The department is an active one, responding to 143,263 incidents in 2013 – 2,834 fires, 132,963 medical calls and 7,466 other calls, including false alarms and mutual aid responses in other jurisdictions. In addition, the Fire Department maintains one of only 28 urban search and rescue teams in the country and provides fire and rescue services to the nation’s ninth-busiest airport.

The department has 29 full-time fire stations maintained by 706 personnel, including 639 suppression personnel and 67 authorized support staff positions. The department also oversees the state’s largest volunteer force with nearly 180 volunteers, who serve in the rural parts of the County at 13 volunteer stations. 

The department is lead by Fire Chief Bertral Washington, the department's ninth chief, appointed on Nov. 3, 2010.

The services we provide include:

  • Urban Fire Services
  • Rural Fire Services
  • Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting
  • Emergency Medical Services, including Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Life Support (Paramedic Program)
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Urban Search and Rescue Team ( FEMA National Response Team)
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Investigation
  • Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
  • Public Education