Jeff Buchanan, Fire Chief
Tim Sendelbach, Assistant Fire Chief
Cedric Williams, Public Information/Community Liaison Officer
A Platoon Battalion Chiefs:
Scott Gorgon , Battalion 5
Donovan Hansen, Battalion 15
B Platoon Battalion Chiefs:
Jay Wittwer, Battalion 5
Frank Taylor, Battalion 15
C Platoon Battalion Chiefs:
Nick Bentley, Battalion 5
Ray Kessler , Battalion 15
Michael "Scott" Morris, Administrative Captain - Emergency Medical Services Division
The Fire Department is staffed by one hundred seventy eight (178) uniformed and civilian employees who comprise the Administration, Fire Operations, Homeland Security and Special Operations, Business and Support Services, and Community Life Safety Divisions. Personnel provide emergency services response, Advanced Life Support, emergency management, department training and record keeping, fire prevention, inspection, fire protection enforcement, fire investigations, code compliance, public information and public education, as well as administrative services. NLVFD provides an all hazard 24 hour emergency response service from 8 fire stations using 7 engines, 2 trucks, 6 ALS rescues, and 2 Battalion Chiefs. The department provides fire engineering and inspection services, along with a complete public education program. Emergency medical services at the advanced care (paramedic level) are provided on all first out emergency apparatus.
In 2007, the NLVFD responded to 23,679 emergency incidents resulting in 29,009 unit responses, conducted 3,816 plan reviews, 10,930 fire and business inspections, and 122 fire investigations. Public education activities reached over 62,000 citizens via 226 public events. The Tactical Medic Program started operations April 18, 2007 and made 68 deployments in 2007 and 54 deployments in the first 4 months of 2008 all in support of the North Las Vegas Police Department. Additionally, 30 members of the NLVFD are active participants in FEMA Nevada US&R Task Force -1. Technical Rescue and Hazardous Material response programs are currently under development
For 2006, the US Census Bureau determined the City of North Las Vegas to be the nation’s fastest growing large city (populations over 100,000). Today, the population of North Las Vegas exceeds 220,000. Population projections indicate the current build-out potential to be in excess of 500,000. Land mass is currently at 82.4 square miles with a recent annexation adding an additional 32 square miles. Of this area, approximately 47% is built-out. Future major developments include a Veterans Administration Acute Care and Rehabilitation Hospital, a 2200 acre north campus of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and a 2600 acre master planned community with over 16,000 residential units, several new gaming enterprise districts encompassing major casinos, and several thousand hotel rooms.
Fire and emergency service demand in this growing city over the next 15 years is currently indicating a need for a minimum of 11 additional fire stations and 200-300 additional personnel.
We will be a global leader in emergency services. We will be a diverse workforce that provides quality fire and life safety services through proactive and innovative training, education, risk assessment, and community involvement. We will be vigilant, brave, and prepared.
To advance the City of North Las Vegas vision by providing dedicated emergency and community services in a professional manner.
Noble - We will possess all the characteristics and qualities of professional fire and life safety emergency service providers.
Leadership - We believe in positive leadership with vision towards the future. We will mentor and empower ethical leaders throughout the organization. We will conduct ourselves as leaders in the community.
Vigilant - We will diligently watch over ourselves, our family, and our community.
Family - We will remember: what affects one, affects all.
Diligent - We will enthusiastically complete all tasks safely and with detailed perseverance. We promote fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Professionalism - We will remain skilled, knowledgeable, and ready to serve. We believe training and education are the foundation of professionalism.
Respect - We will treat others with compassion, in a dignified and courteous manner.
Integrity - We will conduct ourselves in a way that brings honor and respect to our profession. We believe that maintaining public, personal, and professional trust is paramount.
Diversity - We will embrace diversity and foster a workforce reflective of our community.
Excellence -We will continually strive for performance that surpasses all expectations. We believe that a quick and safe response, training, education, and preparedness are
the keys to excellence.
Our City, Our People, Our Duty