Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

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Las Vegas Fire & Rescue

Las Vegas Fire Department .jpg
Striving for a Safer Community
Agency Overview
Established 1942
Employees 664
Staffing Career
Fire chief William McDonald
Facilities & Equipment
Battalions 3
Stations 19
Engines 20
Trucks 6
Rescues 1
Ambulances 20
Tenders 1
EMS Level ALS

The Las Vegas Fire & Rescue (LVFR) Department is the agency that provides fire protection, fire prevention and emergency medical services for the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the third largest fire department in the state of Nevada after Clark County Fire Department and the Reno Fire Department. The Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department is responsible for preserving life and property for a population over 600,000 in an area totaling 133.25 square miles (345.1 km2). The department since 2009 has been one of only 9 in the United States that is accredited by both Insurance Services Office (ISO) and Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).[1] In 2011, the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department responded to 92,199 emergency calls, 85,117 of which were emergency medical responses.

History[edit]

The department began in 1906 as the Las Vegas Volunteer Fire Department. In August 1942, the department added its first full-time employees.[2]

Operations[edit]

The LVFR is currently made up of over 660 firefighters and paramedics and operates out of 19 Fire Stations, located throughout the city under the command of 3 Battalion Chiefs in 3 Battalions per shift. The LVFR also operates a fire apparatus fleet of 20 Paramedic Engine Companies, 6 Truck Companies, 20 Paramedic Rescue Ambulances, 1 Technical Rescue Unit, 1 Haz-Mat. Unit, 1 CBRNE Unit, 1 Water Tender, 1 Mobile Command Unit.

Fire Station Locations[edit]

Fire Station 5
Fire Station 7
Engine Company Truck Company Rescue Ambulance Special Unit Command Unit Address
Engine 1, Engine 201 Truck 1 Rescue 1, Rescue 201, Rescue 301 Battalion 1 500 N. Casino Center Blvd.
Engine 2 Rescue 2 Battalion 10 900 S. Durango Dr.
Engine 3, Truck 3 Rescue 3 Haz-Mat. 3 2645 W. Washington Ave.
Engine 4 Truck 4 Rescue 4, Rescue 204 421 S. 15th St.
Engine 5 Rescue 5 Mobile Command Unit 1020 Hinson St.
Engine 6 Truck 6 Rescue 6 1680 S. Torrey Pines Rd.
Engine 7 Truck 7 Rescue 7 10101 Banburry Cross Dr.
Engine 8 Rescue 8 CBRNE Unit 8 805 N. Mojave Rd.
Engine 9 Truck 9 Rescue 9 4747 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Engine 10 Rescue 10 1501 S. Martin L. King Blvd.
Engine 41 Rescue 41 6989 N. Buffalo Dr.
Engine 42 Rescue 42 Battalion 4 7331 W. Cheyenne Ave.
Engine 43 Rescue 43 Water Tender 43 6420 Smoke Ranch Rd.
Engine 44 Rescue 44 Heavy/Technical Rescue 44 7701 W. Washington Ave.
Engine 45 Rescue 45 3821 N. Fort Apache Rd.
Engine 47 Rescue 47 91 Pine Ridge St.
Engine 48 Truck 48 Rescue 48 9133 W. Elkhorn Rd.
Engine 106 Rescue 106 1888 Stella Lake St.
Engine 107 Rescue 107 9398 Sundial Dr.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "A New Opportunity in Public –Public Partnerships". November 1, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  2. ^ "City’s Fire & Rescue Department Celebrates 65 Years" (Press release). Las Vegas, Nevada. August 20, 2007. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 

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