The Clark County Fire Department will host a brief change of command ceremony at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, where outgoing Fire Chief Greg Cassell will turn over command of the department to incoming Fire Chief John Steinbeck. The ceremony will take place in Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 Grand Central Pkwy.
The Clark County Commission ratified Steinbeck's appointment in December after Chief Cassell's retirement was announced. Steinbeck started with Clark County as a firefighter in 1990. He has been deputy fire chief/emergency manager since February 2014. Before that, he served as a battalion chief, a training captain, suppression captain and engineer. He has been a member of the FEMA search and rescue team since 1993.
The Clark County Fire Department is the largest in Nevada with 30 full-time fire stations and 10 volunteer fire stations in rural areas. The department received almost 135,000 calls for service in 2018 and sent more than 161,000 pieces of apparatus to those calls. The Fire Department also maintains one of only 28 urban search and rescue teams in the country and provides fire and rescue services to the nation's 9th-busiest airport. Its full-time staff numbers include 730 paid employees and about 114 rural volunteer firefighters.
|Who:||Clark County Fire Department |
|What:||Change of Command Ceremony|
|When:||9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6|
|Where:||Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 Grand Central Parkway, 89155|