Warren D. Whitney was promoted to deputy fire chief on March 21, 2020. He has been with the Clark County Fire Department since 1995. He was born and raised in Las Vegas. He is a graduate of Bonanza High School and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also has degrees in fire science management and urban firefighting from the College of Southern Nevada. Prior to being promoted to Deputy Fire Chief, Whitney held the rank of captain (‘07), fire engineer(’99) and firefighter and has been a paramedic for 22 of his 25 years with CCFD. For a large portion of his career, he specialized in technical rescue and just prior to being promoted, was the captain at CCFD’s Training Center.
Chief Whitney is also a member of Southern Nevada FEMA Urban Search and Rescue. Outside of his duties associated with each rank held, Chief Whitney has dedicated much of his time to giving back to the community and the fire department. He was a fire academy instructor (1996). He was a founding member of the CCFD Honor Guard and Honor Guard Commander from 1996-2003. Chief Whitney also was the president of the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation 2009 – 2016, which is a nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteers from all the valley fire departments every year for a toy drive that distributes gifts to thousands of disadvantaged kids through local charities and government organizations.
Through the Burn Survivor Initiative, the FFSNBF also sends kids and teens that are burn survivors from the Las Vegas Valley to seasonal burn camps, receive counseling and attend school reintegration programs.