Our Pledge to You
The Reno Fire Department will provide our citizens and visitors the best possible all risk emergency service in the protection of lives and property. Public health, safety, prevention and education are key components of our mission. We are and will continue to be identified by our dedication and pride in outstanding customer service.
News and Updates
As the weather cools, many people will be enjoying their outdoor fire pits. The Reno Fire Prevention Bureau offers important tips and information in their Recreational Fire and Portable Fireplace Burning Information sheet.
Reno Fire offers important safety tips to help keep your family safe for a happy holiday season.
Every October is Fire Prevention Month but it's a good idea to practice fire prevention and safety year round. Look, Listen, Learn - Be Aware, Fire can happen anywhere.
Reno Fire is proud to announce the launch of PulsePoint. This free mobile app alerts citizens trained in CPR when someone near by is in need of help. Anyone with a smartphone can download the free PulsePoint Respond app through the Google Play and Apple stores. Once the app is installed, select the agency (in this case “Reno Fire”) serving the area where you live or work to receive alerts.
RFD recently tested new sensor technology from SimpleSense that enables firefighters to find people faster in an emergency. Read more about it.
- Re-Know Minute Text to 9-1-1 - Launch of new ability to text to 9-1-1 for help if unable to call.
- Re-Know Minute Hot Cars - Some important safety tips for these hot summer days to keep your children and pets safe.
- Re-Know Minute Wildfire - Information about safety and wildfire danger, that's important in our dry region even beyond summer.
As the seasons change, northern Nevada is still prime for fire danger due to our dry vegetation. Please continue to be fire aware and take precautions when enjoying outdoor activities. The Living with Fire website offers valuable tips and information.
Reno Fire is pleased to present our 2018 Community Report.
One East First Street, 4th Floor, Reno, NV 89501. Please call (775) 334-2300 for more information.
In Case of Emergency Dial 9-1-1.
For Complaints (Weeds, Unlawful Burning, etc), call Reno Direct at (775) 334-INFO (4636).
- Careers/Reno Fire Recruitment Information
- Engine Requests
- Station Tours
- Ride Along Program
- What to expect for a New Business License
- Fire Incident/Investigation Report Requests - (Submit a request for public records)
- Special Use Permit Application
- RFD Station 11 Community Room Use Agreement
- Knox Box Applications- Now order online
- Fire Information
For tips on fire safety, please visit our page Wildfires and Living in the Wildland Urban Interface.
Another great source on fire safety can be found at www.livingwithfire.info.
Be aware, take care, be fire safe!
The Reno Fire Department wants to remind citizens that the water levels and speed of the current in the Truckee River can change quickly and unexpectedly during the course of the year. It is important to take precautions while on or near the river. Always use a flotation device while tubing or swimming in the river. In winter, stay off any ice that can build up on our many lakes and ponds; it may not be strong enough to hold the weight of a person or pets and falling through the ice into frigid water will quickly lead to hypothermia. Even in hot the temperatures of summer, water can be very cold and it's easy to be overcome and hypothermic in a matter of minutes. Pay close attention especially to children and pets when enjoying our beautiful Truckee river.
For useful tips and information, please visit our Water and River Safety page.
Burn permits are required when open burning is allowed. A valid Burn Permit Request Form must be submitted to Reno Fire via email to RFDRequests@reno.gov. If you live in Washoe County but outside the Reno City limits please call 775-326-6000 to speak with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.
Open Burning is currently CLOSED. Burning is NO longer allowed as of April 23rd.
For information please see Frequently Asked Questions about Burn Permits.
Many residents like to take advantage of using a wood stove or fireplace to burn wood or pellets to help heat their homes. Did you know that there is a Burn Code determined each day by the Washoe County Health Department based on our current air quality that tells us if we are allowed to burn?