Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department
|Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department|
|Striving for a safer community|
|Annual calls||100,821 (2013)|
|Fire chief||William McDonald|
|Facilities and equipment|
|Light and air||1|
The Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department (LVFRD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the third largest fire department in the state of Nevada after the 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). Since 2009, the LVFRD has been one of only 9 fire departments the United States that is accredited by both Insurance Services Office (ISO) and Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).
The department began in 1906 as the Las Vegas Volunteer Fire Department. As the city grew, so did the need for a full time department. In August 1942, the department added its first full-time employees, a chief and 12 firefighters. In 1999 a city ordinance changed the name of the department from Las Vegas Fire Department to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department.
USAR Task Force
The NLVFD is a member of Nevada Task Force 1 (NVTF-1), one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces (USAR-TF) that are prepared to respond to state or federal disasters throughout the United States. The task force team is deployed by FEMA for the rescue of victims of structural collapses due to man-made or natural disasters.
MGM Grand Fire
On November 21, 1980 the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (now Bally's Las Vegas) in Paradise, Nevada suffered a major fire. The fire killed 85 people, most through smoke inhalation. The LVFRD was one of the agencies to respond to fire which remains the worst disaster in Nevada history, and the third-worst hotel fire in modern U.S. history.
Stations & Apparatus
The LVFRD is currently made up of over 660 firefighters and paramedics and operates out of 20 Fire Stations, located throughout the city under the command of 3 Battalion Chiefs in 3 Battalions per shift.
|1||500 N. Casino Center Blvd||Engine 1, Engine 201||Truck 1||Rescue 1, Rescue 201, Rescue 301||Battalion 1|
|2||900 S. Durango Dr||Engine 2||Rescue 2||Battalion 10|
|3||2645 W. Washington Ave||Engine 3||Rescue 3||HazMat 3 CBRNE 3|
|4||421 S. 15th St||Engine 4||Truck 4||Rescue 4, Rescue 204|
|5||1020 Hinson St||Engine 5||Rescue 5, EMS 1|
|6||1680 S. Torrey Pines Dr||Engine 6||Truck 6||Rescue 6|
|7||10101 Banburry Cross Dr||Truck 7||Rescue 7||Mobile Command Unit|
|8||805 N. Mojave Rd||Engine 8||Truck 8||Rescue 8|
|9||4747 N. Rainbow Blvd||Engine 9||Rescue 9||Water Tender 9|
|10||1501 S. Martin L. King Blvd||Engine 10||Rescue 10|
|41||6989 N. Buffalo Dr||Engine 41||Rescue 41|
|42||7331 W. Cheyenne Ave||Engine 42||Rescue 42||Battalion 4|
|43||6420 Smoke Ranch Rd||Engine 43||Truck 43||Rescue 43|
|44||7701 W. Washington Ave||Engine 44||Rescue 44||Heavy Rescue 44|
|45||3821 N. Fort Apache Rd||Engine 45||Rescue 45|
|47||91 Pine Ridge St||Engine 47||Rescue 47|
|48||9133 W. Elkhorn Rd||Engine 48||Truck 48||Rescue 48|
|106||1888 Stella Lake St||Engine 106||Rescue 106|
|107||9398 Sundial Dr||Engine 107||Rescue 107|
|108||4555 E. Bonanza Rd||Engine 108||Rescue 108|
- "General Info" (PDF). Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "A New Opportunity in Public –Public Partnerships" (PDF). November 1, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
- "City’s Fire & Rescue Department Celebrates 65 Years" (Press release). Las Vegas, Nevada. August 20, 2007. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
- "About Task Force". Nevada Task Force 1. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "MGM Fire Investigation Report" (PDF). Clark County Fire Department. Retrieved August 17, 2014.