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Matthew B. Brown
Office: 775-785-5855 | Cell: 775-384-7430
Director of the Office of Communications and Community Engagement
Burn Awareness Week is February 1-7, 2016. The Reno Fire Department would like to remind the community that a burn injury can happen at any age. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities are especially at risk.
02/02/2016 4:56 PM
Reno City Council and TMFPD Board of Fire Commissioners each approve fire services lawsuit settlement
The Reno City Council and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District’s (TMFPD) Board of Fire Commissioners have each approved an agreement to settle the lawsuit between the City of Reno and TMFPD Board of Fire Commissioners regarding fire services.
01/27/2016 2:54 PM
Reno Fire Investigators have determined a structure fire that occurred on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:07 p.m. at 3290 Plumas Street was ignited by workers who were soldering pipe.
01/27/2016 1:26 PM
The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District’s (TMFPD) Board of Fire Commissioners will review and possibly approve a settlement of the lawsuit between TMFPD and the City of Reno regarding fire services at its Tuesday, January 26, 2016 meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. The Reno City Council will review and possibly approve a settlement of the lawsuit between TMFPD and the City of Reno during its Wednesday, January 27, 2016 meeting.
01/22/2016 10:24 AM
It was announced during today's Reno City Council meeting that the Reno Fire Department began providing Paramedic - or Advanced Life Support (ALS) - service on January 8, 2016 after successfully completing the state inspection.
01/13/2016 11:15 AM
The Reno Fire Department responded this morning at 3:22 a.m. to an ice rescue at 2745 Elementary Drive, where a single male was found to be submerged in the water after falling through the ice.
01/08/2016 9:22 AM
The Reno Fire Department wants the public to be aware of safety issues surrounding a popular item given out this Christmas.
12/30/2015 1:29 PM
The Holiday Season is coming to an end, and the Reno Fire Department would like to encourage prompt removal of the Christmas tree inside your home.
12/30/2015 11:28 AM
On Sunday, December 20, 2015, from noon to 3 p.m., Reno firefighters will turn the Reno Ballroom into a center of holiday activities for children in need.
12/18/2015 11:07 AM
On Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., current and retired Reno firefighters and their families will be assembling and delivering holiday food baskets to pre-selected families, continuing a tradition that began more than 80 years ago.
12/17/2015 1:26 PM
At today’s Reno City Council meeting, Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger recommended the appointment of Dave Cochran as the permanent Chief of the Reno Fire Department. Cochran will serve in his existing capacity as Acting Fire Chief, pending Council confirmation of the Manager’s recommendation at the January 13, 2016 regular meeting.
12/16/2015 12:22 PM
With sub-freezing low temperatures in the forecast this week, the Reno Fire Department would like to remind anyone who enjoys outdoor winter activities of the importance of safety when around ice. Under no circumstances should residents attempt to walk or drive on rivers, lakes, ponds, or any other body of water that is iced over.
12/15/2015 4:02 PM
When continuous freezing temperatures occur in the area, the Reno Fire Department sees an increase in calls for broken water pipes. This can occur in homes or businesses and involve both domestic water lines or fire sprinkler piping.
12/15/2015 3:58 PM
On Saturday, December 12, 2015 downtown Reno was filled with Santas, elves, reindeer, and an assortment of other Christmas characters patronizing businesses for the 15th annual Reno Santa Pub Crawl.
12/13/2015 1:45 PM
The Reno Fire Department would like to remind residents to be safe during the holiday season. “It’s important that citizens know these tips so that their holidays are safe and enjoyable," Reno Fire Chief Dave Cochran says.
12/04/2015 9:08 AM
The Reno Fire Department responded at 3:14 p.m. on the afternoon of November 22, 2015 to a reported structure fire at 220 East Grove Street.
11/24/2015 10:20 AM
Reno Fire Department investigators, in conjunction with the Reno Police Department, have arrested Yvonne Marie Morlet for first degree arson in a fire at the Grand Sierra Resort.
11/24/2015 10:11 AM
The Reno Fire Department will be among those providing fire safety information to residents tomorrow, Saturday, November 21, 2015 in the Cabela’s parking lot, located at 8650 Boomtown Garson Road in Verdi, west of Reno.
11/20/2015 1:53 PM
The Reno Fire Department will once again support Natalia’s Night, tomorrow evening, Thursday, November 19, 2015, to help raise money for the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF).
11/18/2015 12:57 PM