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  • Looking for the role for fire-based EMS and Community Paramedicine? Check out the White Paper, Healthcare for the 21st Century - Click Here 
  • The Northern Nevada Fire Chiefs Association 2014 meeting schedule is as follows: January 8: April 2: July 2; and October 1. All meetings are at 10:00am at the Carson City Fire Department, Station 1, 777 S. Stewart St., Carson City.
  • The Nevada Fire Chiefs Association is proud to help you find fast and easy access to continuing education through our partnership with Kaplan. We’ve made Kaplan Fire & EMS Training programs available to Nevada Fire Chiefs Association members and employees, as well as to immediate family members and qualified domestic partners at a discounted rate of up to 20% off the list price. To take advantage of this discount, simply send an email to fireems@kaplan.edu and request your discount code. Unlimited yearly courses start as low as $49 per person. 

    You can find more information on Kaplan’s programs by visiting www.kaplansolutions.com. If you would like to learn more about group rates or to speak with someone on our Client Service team, call 1-800-671-9411 or email fireems@kaplan.edu to connect with a representative.
  • The Comstock Museum's website is available at:http://www.comstockfiremuseum.com     
  • From the State Fire Marshal: The 1.2013 Edition of the Nevada Fire Service Professional Qualifications Manual is now available on the Department of Public Safety/Fire Marshal web site. For a copy - Click Here

    All other training and certification information and forms are located at: http://fire.nv.gov/bureaus/FST/FST_Main  

  • The NFCA has a new website to assist with the recruitment of new volunteer firefighters statewide. The site is www.volunteerfirefighter.org/NV Please visit the site and check out the ads that were also created for recruiting new volunteer firefighters in Nevada. These ads are available to broadcast on TV and can be obtained by contacting any of the NFCA Officers.  

  • FireShowsReno Video - Click Here

  • The Nevada Fire Chiefs Association (NFCA) has received a 2010 SAFER grant for the recruitment and retention of Volunteer Firefighters statewide. The grant includes the following components:
        - A Nevada specific recruitment website and call center  
             - Funds to pay for the initial medical examination for new Volunteer Firefighters
    - A Statewide Needs Assessment of the Nevada Fire Service
     - Creation of Nevada specific TV commercials for recruiting new Volunteer Firefighters (Four commercials available)
    We are asking for your assistance in getting the word out regarding the resources that the NFCA has to support the local and regional efforts in recruiting Volunteer Firefighters for Nevada. In addition we are planning to start the Needs Assessment this month and need your help in identifying the Fire Departments and primary contact person(s) in your jurisdictions.
    I am asking if you could please email me a list of the Fire Departments in your jurisdiction and the name and contact information of the person we should contact for the Needs Assessment. Our goal with the Needs Assessment is to be able to identify the critical issues facing the Nevada Fire Service and hopefully provide support and resources through Federal grants or other means. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ken Riddle at

  • The IAFC, with fire service, federal government and industry partners, nationally launched the Ready, Set, Go!, a wildland fire education program. Ready, Set, Go! offers tools and resources for local responders to teach individuals who live in high-risk areas how to best prepare themselves and their properties against wildland fire threats            

  • The NFCA has partnered with the National Education Alliance for the benefit of our members that are seeking higher education degrees. For more information click the links on the home page to the right and at the bottom of this section. Read the press release regarding the benefits to NFCA members - Click Here      

  • Recruitment & Retention Guide now available from the National Volunteer Fire Council. For a copy - Click Here

  • Check out the FireRescue GPO for substantial savings on equipment and supplies


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For Nevada Fire Chiefs Association Members


The mission of the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association is to promote and support the fire service of Nevada.


•To enhance the fire service by providing training in fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, leadership training and haz-mat.
•To enhance communication within the fire service.
•To conduct the business of the association and to address pertinent issues related to the fire service.
•To promote public awareness of the fire service.
•Develop position statements and address issues impacting the fire service.
•Foster a professional and personal relationship among fire service personnel

Member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Western Fire Chiefs Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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