Reno Fire Department

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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.

Teddy Bear Drive 

Reno Fire is partnering with Capital Insurance Group for a Teddy Bear drive from January 29th to February 16th to collect bears and other stuffed animals to be given out to kids in distress during a crisis situation. These soft little bears give comfort to a child in a confusing and stressful time.  Donation bins are located on floors 1, 2 and 4 of City Hall, at all Reno Fire station locations and at Capital Insurance Group's office at 9400 Double R Blvd in Reno.


Other News:

Reno Fire has moved up our Firefighter Recruit Testing dates to February 2018.  For more information please visit our Reno Fire Recruitment Information page.

Fire Safety

vehicle fire safety

Recent wildland fires in Northern Nevada have been started by vehicles on our roadways.  Please practice vehicle safety during these extreme fire danger conditions.  

For more tips, please visit our page Wildfires and Living in the Wildland Urban Interface.

Another great source on fire safety can be found at

Be aware, take care, be fire safe!

Water Safety

The Reno Fire Department wants to remind citizens while the water levels in the Truckee River are no longer above normal it is still important to take precautions while on or near the river.  Always use a flotation device while tubing or swimming in the river.  The water can be very cold and it's easy to be overcome and hypothermic even in hot temperatures.  Pay close attention especially to children when enjoying the river.

For more useful tip and information, please visit our Water and River Safety page.

Community Report

Reno Fire is pleased to present our 2017 Community Report. 

2017 RenoFireDepartment-AnnualReport Front page

Download a copy of the Reno Fire 2017 Community Report

Administration Office

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).

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News and Updates

Winter storms are still affecting our area as snow and rain continue to fall and flooding is still a threat. For the latest information visit the City of Reno's Newsroom and also the Washoe County Update site.

NEW Fire Prevention Self Inspection Program

The Living with Fire website offers valuable tips and information for the summer months.

Burning Information

As the weather cools, many people are still 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.

Burn permits are required when open burning is allowed.  A valid Burn Permit Request Form must be submitted to Reno Fire via email to or faxed to 775-334-3826.  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.

For information please see Frequently Asked Questions about Burn Permits.

Clear Air

With the cold weather, 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?



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