North Las Vegas Fire Department

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North Las Vegas Fire Department
NorthLasVegasFireDepartmentLogo.jpg
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Nevada
City North Las Vegas
Agency overview[1]
Annual calls 24,545 (2012)
Employees 162
Staffing Career
Fire chief Jeff Lytle
EMS level ALS
IAFF 1607
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions 2
Stations 8
Engines 7
Trucks 1
Platforms 1
Quints 1
Squads 1
Ambulances 8
HAZMAT 1
Wildland 1 - Type 6
Light and air 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The North Las Vegas Fire Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of North Las Vegas, Nevada. All 911 calls go through the muti-agency Fire Alarm Office (FAO) located at the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department Headquarters. The FAO is serves as dispatch for the NLVFD as well as the Clark County Fire Department and the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department.[1] The use of Computer-aided dispatch allows for the determination of the nearest unit, even if that unit is from a neighboring department. Thus an engine from the Clark County Fire Department may respond into North Las Vegas mutual aid if the system determines that they are closer.[1]

In 2012, the NLVFD responded to 24,545 emergencies which resulted in a total of 31,947 unit responses with an average response time of 5 minutes and 17 seconds.[1]

USAR Task Force[edit]

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.[2] 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[edit]

Main article: 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.[3] The NLVFD was one of the main 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[edit]

The NLVFD is an all hazards department that provides emergency response from eight fire stations using 7 engines, 2 trucks, 7 ambulances and 2 Battalion Chiefs.

Address Engine Truck EMS Other
50 105 East Cheynne Ave Engine 50 Rescue 50 [4]
51 2626 East Carey Ave Engine 51
Engine 252
Engine 253
Rescue 51
Rescue 251
Battalion 5 [5]
52 4110 Losee Rd Tower Truck 52
Truck 252
Tech Rescue 52
Squad 502
[6]
53 2804 West Gowan Rd Engine 53 Rescue 53 & EMS-15 Air Resource 53, Air Trailer & Brush 53 [7]
54 5438 Camino Al Norte Engine 54 Rescue 54 [8]
55 5725 Allen Ln Engine 55 Rescue 55 Battalion 15 [9]
56 3475 West Elkhorn Dr Engine 56 Quint 56 Rescue 56 [10]
57 3120 East Azure Ave Engine 57 Rescue 57 HazMat 57 & Command/Decon 57 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Department Profile". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "USAR". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "MGM Fire Investigation Report" (PDF). Clark County Fire Department. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Station 50". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Station 51". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Station 52". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Station 53". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Station 54". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Station 55". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Station 56". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Station 57". NLVFD. Retrieved 26 January 2015.