Clark County Fire Department to Welcome New Firefighters into Its Ranks on Thursday

Clark County Fire Department to Welcome New Firefighters into Its Ranks on Thursday

The Clark County Fire Department is hosting a graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 20, to welcome a class of 58 new firefighters into its ranks. The ceremony will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, 3000 Paradise Road, in the International Theater.  The class is being dedicated to the memory of Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Warren Whitney, who passed away in December 2023.

Members of this Clark County Fire Department Fire Academy completed 20 weeks of classroom and field training that included learning the basic functions of the job that include pulling hoses, setting up ladders, ventilating structures during fires, and searching for victims within a structure. The class adopted the name “Highrise Reapers” and the motto: “Fall for none. Rise for all.” The graduates will be assigned to Clark County battalions throughout the Las Vegas Valley to respond to fires, accidents and other emergencies.

“We are proud to have this graduating class join our agency and become members of our Clark County Fire Department family,” said Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck. “Our recruits undergo rigorous training in our Fire Academy, and they are very well prepared to hit the ground running to serve our community.”

Anyone interested in a career as a firefighter can visit the department’s website pages,, or contact its recruitment office at (702) 455-8257 or by email at                                         

The Clark County Fire Department is the largest in the state and is responsible for protecting the famed Las Vegas Strip, the largest part of the Las Vegas Valley and a county the size of New Jersey at more than 8,000 square miles. Its purview also covers the resort townships of Laughlin, Primm and Jean. The department has 32 full-time fire stations and 10 volunteer fire stations in rural areas. The department received 146,626 calls for service in 2023. 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 7th-busiest airport.


Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.




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