COVID-19 Updates

View the Washoe County Phase I Guidelines to learn more about the requirements for businesses to reopen under Phase 1.


Please pay attention to our COVID-19 web page, our social media, emails and other credible sources of news for the most recent updates and information.

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Reno Community Connect

Reno Community Connect allows residents to share critical information with first responders.

COVID-19 Phase I Occupancy Guidance

View the Business Owner’s Guide for Calculating Maximum Occupancy for Retail and Restaurant during the State's Phase 1 Reopening Plan. 

Our Pledge to You

The Reno Fire Department will provide the City of Reno with the best possible all risk emergency service in the protection of lives and property. We are and will continue to be identified by our dedication and pride in outstanding customer service, public health, safety, prevention and education.

News and Updates

Due to the ever changing coronavirus situation, Reno Fire is suspending all ride alongs, station tours, apparatus requests, all reading to the kids and other public events that we would normally participate in.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.

  • We are currently accepting applications for Firefighter.  For more information visit Reno Fire Recruitment Information.
  • Burn Season is Closed.  Open burning is currently NOT allowed.
  • Information on Fire Department Fees
  • The Reno Fire Prevention Bureau offers important tips and information in their Recreational Fire and Portable Fireplace Burning Information sheet.
  • 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.



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.

Burning Information

Burn permits are required when open burning is allowed.  A valid Burn Permit Request Form must be submitted to Reno Fire via email to  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.

For information about Open Burning, please visit Washoe County Open Burning site. Burn Season is currently CLOSED.

For information please see Frequently Asked Questions about Burn Permits and the Hydrographic Basin Map.

Clear Air

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?