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.


News and Updates

Even in summer we can still have cool nights and 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.

Water safety is a prime concern here in the Truckee Meadows with the beautiful Truckee river running through our community. The river looks inviting on a hot day but looks can be deceiving. This time of year and into the summer months, the river may run extremely fast with the snow pack melt and is very cold. It only takes 2-3 minutes in cold water before a swimmer can be disabled by the frigid temperature. To be river smart and safe, please check out our Water Safety tips.

Have items that you need to dispose of but don't want to throw out in the trash?  Find out where to recycle or properly dispose of common item in the Truckee Meadow with this Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Recycling Guide.

Every October is  Fire Prevention Month but it's a good idea to practice fire prevention and safety all 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.


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.

Community Report

Reno Fire is pleased to present our 2019 Community Report.


Download a copy of the 2019 Reno Fire Annual 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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Fire Safety

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

Be aware, take care, be fire safe!

Water Safety

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.

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.

Open Burning season is CLOSED as of Monday, May 6, 2019.

Reno Fire Department will end the permitted spring burn season effective Monday, May 6, 2019.  Sunday May 5th will be the last day for permitted burning, if weather allows and until further notice. Citizens that burn after the close of the permitted season may be subjected to fines.

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?



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