Clark County Fire Department (Nevada)
The Clark County Fire Department (CCFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the unincorporated areas of Clark County, Nevada. The cities of Las Vegas, Boulder City, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Mesquite each have their own fire department, but emergency management is provided by the county government.
|Established||November 23, 1953|
|Annual calls||143,263 (2013)|
|Staffing||Career & Volunteer|
|Fire chief||Gregory D. Cassell|
|Facilities and equipment|
|Stations||42 (29 Career, 13 Volunteer)|
|Light and air||1|
In 1953, Las Vegas was growing rapidly with a growth from 8,422 residents in 1940 to over 64,000 in 1960. Meanwhile, Clark County had reached a population of 127,016. The unprecedented growth created a greater need for fire protection. The Clark County Fire Department was formally created on November 23, 1953. The revenues from the towns of Winchester and Paradise provided funds for the construction of the first station.
The CCFD is headed by a Fire Chief, currently Gregory D. Cassell, who replaced former Fire Chief Bertral T. Washington on Feb. 17, 2015.
The CCFD organization consists of six bureaus. Each bureau is commanded by a Deputy Fire Chief. These bureaus include:
- Bureau of Finance Administration
- Office of Emergency Management
- Bureau of Support Services
- Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
- Bureau of Operations Training
- Bureau of Homeland Security
|Senior Staff||Title & Job|
|John C. Steinbeck||Deputy Fire Chief - Emergency Manager|
|Roy Session||Deputy Fire Chief|
|Kelly Blackmon||Deputy Fire Chief|
|Jeff Buchanan||Deputy Fire Chief - Support Services Division|
|Jon Wiercinski||Deputy Fire Chief - Training Division|
|Larry Haydu||Assistant Fire Chief - Rural Division|
|Dan Heenan||Assistant Fire Chief - Fire Investigation Division|
USAR Task Force
The CCFD is the founding 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 CCFD was the first agency to respond, and thus was in command at the scene of the fire, which remains the worst disaster in Nevada history, and the third-worst hotel fire in modern U.S. history.
The PEPCON disaster was an industrial disaster that occurred in Henderson on May 4, 1988 at the Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada (PEPCON) plant. The fire and subsequent explosions claimed two lives, injured 372 people, and caused an estimated US$100 million of damage. A large portion of the Las Vegas Valley within a 10 miles (16 km) radius of the plant was affected, and several agencies activated disaster plans.
Stations & Apparatus
The CCFD is spread out throughout the unincorporated areas of the county in 42 separate fire stations, including one located at McCarran International Airport.
|Fire Station Number||Address||Engine Company||Truck Company||Emergency Medical Services Rescue Unit||Other units|
|11||5150 S Las Vegas Blvd||Engine 11||Truck 11||Rescue 11|
|12||3050 Industrial Rd||Engine 12||Rescue 12|
|13||McCarran International Airport||Engine 13||Rescue 13||Battalion 40,Foam 41, 42, 43 & 44|
|14||3260 Topaz St||Engine 14||Rescue 14||Air Resource 14|
|15||3480 S Valley View Blvd||Engine 15||Rescue 15|
|16||6131 E. Washington Ave.||Engine 16|
|17||5110 Andover Dr||Engine 17||Truck 17||Rescue 17|
|18||575 E Flamingo Rd||Engine 18||Truck 18||Rescue 18, Rescue 218||Battalion 2|
|19||5575 Spencer St||Engine 19||Rescue 19|
|20||5865 Judson Ave||Engine 20||Rescue 20|
|21||5015 W Oquendo Rd||Engine 21||Rescue 21||Heavy Rescue 21|
|22||6745 W Flamingo Rd||Engine 22||Truck 22||Rescue 22|
|23||4250 E Alexander Rd||Engine 23||Rescue 23|
|24||7525 Dean Martin Dr||Engine 24||Hazmat 24|
|25||5210 S Pecos Rd||Engine 25||Rescue 25|
|26||4030 S El Capitan Way||Engine 26||Rescue 26|
|27||4695 Vegas Valley Dr||Engine 27||Rescue 27 & Rescue 227||Battalion 3|
|28||10820 W Sahara Ave||Engine 28||Rescue 28|
|29||7530 Paradise Rd||Engine 29|
|31||2190 S Hollywood Blvd||Engine 31|
|32||2550 W Harmon Ave||Engine 32||Rescue 32||Squad 32|
|33||865 E Desert Inn Rd||Engine 33||Rescue 33||MCI 33|
|34||8675 W Oquendo Rd||Engine 34||Rescue 34|
|38||1755 Silver Hawk Ave||Engine 38||Rescue 38|
|61||150 N. Nellis Street||Truck 61||Rescue 61|
|65||3825 W Starr Ave||Engine 65||Rescue 65||Water Tender 65|
|66||7929 Mountains Edge Pky||Engine 66|
|71||200 W Virgin St||Engine 71||Rescue 71||Squad 71 & Water Tender 71|
|72||22 E State Route 168||Engine 72||Rescue 72||Squad 72 & Water Tender 72|
|73||3570 Lyman St||Engine 73||Rescue 73||Squad 73, Brush 73 & Water Tender 73|
|74||310 N Moapa Valley Blvd||Engine 74||Rescue 74||Squad 74, Brush 74 & Water Tender 74|
|75||255 S Nevada St||Engine 75||Rescue 75||Squad 75 & Water Tender 75|
|76||50 Laughlin Civic Dr||Engine 76||Rescue 76||Technical Rescue 76|
|77||650 W Quartz Ave||Engine 77||Rescue 77||Squad 77 & Water Tender 77|
|78||375 N Beacon St||Engine 78||Squad 78 & Water Tender 78|
|79||0 State Route 160||Engine 79||Squad 79|
|80||28 Cottonwood Dr||Engine 80||Squad 80 & Water Tender 80|
|81||25 Ski Chalet Pl||Engine 81||Rescue 81||Squad 81|
|82||0 Camp Bonanza Rd||Engine 82||Rescue 82||Squad 82|
|83||715 W Gretta Ln||Engine 83||Rescue 83||Squad 83|
|84||Apache Rd||Engine 84||Rescue 84||Squad 84 & Water Tender 84|
|85||3770 S James Bilbray Pky||Engine 85|
|87||20400 S Las Vegas Blvd||Rescue 87|
- "2013 Summary" (PDF). Clark County Fire Department.
- "2013 Annual Report" (PDF). Clark County Fire Department. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Department History". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "About Task Force". Nevada Task Force 1. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
- "MGM Fire Investigation Report" (PDF). Clark County Fire Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 9, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
- "MGM Hotel Fire". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- Reed, Jack W. "Analysis of the Accidental Explosion at Pepcon, Henderson, Nevada, May 4, 1988" (PDF): 62. Cite journal requires
- "Complete List Of Fire Stations". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Clark County Fire Department to bring back high-risk rescue unit". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2018-03-08. Retrieved 2018-03-12.