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
- 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.
- Re-Know Minute: PEVR - Primary Emergency Vehicle Routes
- Re-Know Minute Water Safety - Tips for staying safe when enjoying the Truckee River
- 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.
- Re-Know Minute Ice Safety - Please stay off the ice, it may not be as thick or strong as you think.
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.
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.
For information about Open Burning, please visit Washoe County Open Burning site.
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?