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The mission of the men and women of the Carson City Fire Department is to serve the community with pride, commitment, and compassion. The Carson City Fire Department is comprised of six divisions which contribute to the safe community we enjoy. We serve the community in many different ways, including emergency situation management such as fires and medical services. Personnel receive continuous ongoing training to keep them abreast of every nuance in all areas, including fire and emergency medical service, hazardous materials, confined space rescue, fire prevention, aircraft fire rescue, and others. In addition, the fire department as a whole is involved in many programs.

In addition, the fire department as a whole is involved in many public contact programs such as station tours, job shadow program for schools, school-to-careers program for schools, TRIAD, life safety fire inspections of businesses, the Chamber of Commerce Leadership program, education for defensible space in wildland urban interface areas, a ride-a-long program, and paramedic demonstrations for schools. More information about the Fire Department Programs can be located here. For Information about the Carson City Fire Chief visit here

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Carson City Fire Restrictions

Post Date:07/03/2018 11:40 AM

Effective July 4, 2018, the Carson City Fire Department is implementing fire restrictions on city and privately owned lands within Carson City.

Vegetation in western Nevada has dried out significantly. A large crop of grass and brush is evident at lower elevations and trees and other forest vegetation at higher elevations are quickly drying out. The public is encouraged to safely enjoy the public lands, bearing in mind that human-caused fires annually threaten human life, private property, and public land resources every summer.

Off-highway motor vehicle enthusiasts are advised that hot exhaust systems can ignite dry grasses. The potential for another devastating fire during the summer is very real. Report fires to the Carson City Dispatch Center by calling 911. 
Fire Restrictions Prohibit:

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire, or stove fire except a portable stove using gas or pressurized liquid fuel outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area ( except by permit).
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or at a developed campground or picnic area.
3. Operating vehicles or other motorized equipment off of existing paved, gravel, or dirt roads.
4. Welding, or operating an acetylene torch with open flames, except by permit.
5. Using or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.
6. Possession or use of fireworks (always prohibited), or any other incendiary device.
7. Use of tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition, or exploding targets while recreational shooting.
8. Open burning (e.g. weeds, brush, and yard debris).

In addition, the Nevada Division of Forestry has placed travel restrictions within the Sierra Fire Protection District. These restrictions prohibit operating vehicles off of existing hard surface gravel roads or dirt roads in wildland areas, and operating vehicles or equipment traveling on or using wildland areas without at least an axe, shovel, and one gallon of water. The BLM and the Forest Service recommend avoiding cross-country travel whenever possible to prevent grass from igniting from hot exhaust systems. Those city agencies that have responsibility to perform off road work should pay particular attention to where vehicles are driven, parked, or stopped.

These restrictions do not prevent individual property owners from the safe use of BBQ's, Chimineas, or patio fireplaces provided they are used on non-combustible surfaces away from ignitable wildland fuels on their own property.

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