Daily Dispatch: Nevada News
Fourth East Fork advanced life support ambulance put in service in Indian Hills
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:04:47 -0800
A fourth advanced life support ambulance was put into service on Sunday, according to the East Fork Fire Protection District. The fully staffed rescue ambulance will be stationed at Fire Station 12, located on North Sunridge Drive in Indian Hills. Station 12 serves one of the district’s largest response areas, including, Indian Hills, Alpine View, Clear Creek, Sunridge, and a significant part of the Johnson Lane area, Chief Tod Carlini said “The district monitors its resources and response data on a regular basis to determine where to locate its staffed resources,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 1:04:47 PM - SOURCE: Gardnerville Record Courier
Nevada firefighters continue to assist in Australia
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:43:35 -0800
Four BLM firefighters have returned from Australia after assisting with the fire suppression efforts there. Firefighters Brian Holmes, Eric Tilden and Joe Miller and Justin Cutler returned this month. The BLM has also sent two more firefighters over to Australia and plans to send three more in the coming weeks bringing the total amount of firefighters sent to assist to 11.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 7:43:35 PM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV ABC 13 Las Vegas
Nevada Air National Guard considered for C-130 fleet replacement
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
An Air National Guard base in Nevada has proposed replacing its 25-year-old fleet of big turboprop planes that can carry troops or cargo with newer aircraft that are better for their firefighting capabilities. The Nevada Air National Guard Base in Reno has proposed replacing its eight C-130H aircraft with the newer C-130J model, KTVN-TV reported Friday.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Air Force Times
Update: Police say employee allegedly starts fire at Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:36:14 -0800
A woman has been arrested in connection to a fire at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Investigators say Aviaon Lee is an employee at the hotel. She is accused by police of making up a story that she was sexually assaulted and left in a burning room by an unknown suspect, with the hopes of making money from the incident.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 5:36:14 PM - SOURCE: KTNV-TV ABC 13 Las Vegas
Reno Fire Department calls police for help with entry to fire at apartment complex
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
VIDEO: An investigation is underway at the Autumn Village housing complex on Gentry Way near Virginia Street after fire crews found materials burning inside one of the units. The call came in just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The Reno Fire Department says when they arrived, the resident in the unit where smoke was coming from would not let crews in to investigate.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8 NewsNow
Boulder City Fire Department receives new fire engine
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:11:55 -0800
The new fire engine arrived Thursday, February 13 at the Boulder City Fire Department. The engine is in need of some additional items; it was sent to a vendor in Las Vegas to have the radios and other electronics installed. Later this month, it will go to the City shops for a few more needed installations.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 7:11:55 PM - SOURCE: Boulder City
Firefighters battle house fire in central Las Vegas
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:50:33 -0800
VIDEO: Firefighters battled a house fire Tuesday morning in central Las Vegas. Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said firefighters were called to a home at 2417 Howard Drive, near Oakey Boulevard and Fremont Street, at 9:10 a.m. They found heavy fire and smoke showing from the rear of the one-story home.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 10:50:33 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Metered Site
Organizations address first responders and their mental health
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 18:46:37 -0800
VIDEO: Our first responders are faced with a number of stressors beyond what the general population faces. From long shifts, battling fires, to saving lives, each call is unpredictable. Dr. Steve Nicholas is a national certified counselor and an in house clinician for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 6:46:37 PM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Ready to serve: North Lyon Fire handles any and all emergencies
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 18:47:50 -0800
PHOTO: It’s a Tuesday afternoon at North Lyon County Fire Protection District’s Main Street station when a call comes in. Captains and firefighters, moments earlier busy with day-to-day paperwork and engine maintenance, snap to attention. Moments later, they are on the road to one of the many calls they receive per day.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2020 6:47:50 PM - SOURCE: Reno Gazette-Journal - Metered Site
Follow Up: Las Vegas officials talk to property owners about new registry and inspection program
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:43:48 -0800
The city of Las Vegas is working to prevent another fire like the one at the Alpine Motel Apartments that killed six people and injured dozens. They're creating on a new mandatory program for property owners that would take a more proactive approach to fire inspections. "When there are problems, we get notified before they become big problems," said Director of Planning Robert Summerfield, Fire investigators found a lot of problems at the Alpine Motel Apartments after the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 11:43:48 PM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
Minden: Silver City RV park brush fire held to third of an acre
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 01:44:55 -0800
The cause of a Tuesday evening brush fire about 100 yards southeast of Silver City RV Park is under investigation. First reported around 5 p.m., motorists on Highway 395 could see smoke and flames from the fire, which grew to about a third of an acre. East Fork Battalion Chief Troy Valenzuela said the fire was burning in heavy sage and was spreading slowly.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 1:44:55 AM - SOURCE: Gardnerville Record Courier
Sparks Fire Department Extinguishes Car Fire Near Wildcreek Golf Course
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:33:40 -0800
The Sparks Fire Department says crews responded to an abandoned car that was set on fire on Wednesday. Officials said it was in a ditch filled with water near the Wildcreek Golf Course. They said the car was flipped over on its roof and it did not have plates. The Sparks Fire Department said the Washoe County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) is taking over the investigation.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 5:33:40 PM - SOURCE: KTVN-TV CBS 2 Reno
Update: Alpine fire probe reveals cellphone seized, exit door 'ordered' bolted shut
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 05:32:24 -0800
Criminal investigators have seized a cellphone that belongs to an owner of the Alpine Motel Apartments, the site of a December fire that left six dead. According to a Wednesday court filing, a search warrant issued Jan. 29 approved a search and seizure of the phone at the law office of Dominic Gentile, a criminal defense attorney who is representing the owner, Adolfo Orozco.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 5:32:24 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review Journal
Possible change to come on emergency dispatch services in Reno
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
On Monday, February 10th Reno City Council held a special meeting to address various topics on public safety management. Among the topics was a possible change to how local emergency dispatch operates. In the next month, a new computer-aided dispatch system known as "CAD" will be integrated to help emergency agencies.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRNV-DT NBC 4 Reno
Las Vegas: Alpine fire victims must wait to get personal property following judge's ruling
Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Alpine fire survivors will have to wait a few weeks more before seeing their property again. A judge determined this afternoon, that several steps must happen before anyone sees their personal items. "My client feels terrible that these people have been displaced, have been left for months without their goods.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSNV-TV NBC 3 Las Vegas
Vacant mobile home burns in northeast Las Vegas
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 17:37:40 -0800
VIDEO: Authorities said a vacant mobile home caught fire Tuesday afternoon and spread to adjacent mobile homes, according to a news release from the Clark County Fire Department. Nobody was reported injured in the fire, which was extinguished by 3 p.m., the department said. Crews responded to the blaze, near North Nellis Boulevard and Kell Lane, around 2:15 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 5:37:40 PM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada, California senators ask for upgrades to the Nevada Air National Guard’s fleet of firefighting tankers
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 17:34:24 -0800
Nevada and California U.S. senators have asked Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett to upgrade the Nevada Air National Guard’s fleet of firefighting tankers. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen were joined by California’s Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris — all Democrats — in seeking eight state-of-the-art C130J aircraft to improve the Guard’s readiness and ability to fight wildfires.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2020 5:34:24 PM - SOURCE: Nevada Appeal
Las Vegas: Cheyenne, Losee roads open after tire fire
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 06:42:11 -0800
Cheyenne Avenue and Losee Road have reopened after a tire fire Monday night. Eastbound Cheyenne Avenue was closed near Losee as crews from the North Las Vegas and Las Vegas fire departments investigated the cause the blaze. The North Las Vegas Fire Department was called to the Purcell Tire and Service Center, 3140 Losee Road, at 8:25 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 6:42:11 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Metered Site
Gardnerville Firefighters climb for a cure
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Twelve hours of fundraising started early on Friday as East Fork Battalion Chief Troy Valenzuela and Douglas County Sheriff’s Capt. Dan Britton hit the Stairmasters in Gardnerville. Passing motorists honked their support as Valenzuela, in full gear, and Britton got in their steps in front of Big Daddy’s Bike & Brew as the first shift.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Gardnerville Record-Courier
Carson City Fire Department respond to fire on Lukens Lane
Mon, 10 Feb 2020 16:02:11 -0800
Carson City Fire Department responded early Monday morning to a structure fire at a residence in the 2900 block of Lukens Lane. At around 12:15 a.m. dispatch alerted the fire department of smoke coming from a residence. First responders on scene reported flames visible, smoke coming from the roof area and that the occupants of the residence had safely escaped the house.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 4:02:11 PM - SOURCE: Carson City Now
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