Jeff Buchanan, Fire Chief
Jeff Lytle, Acting Fire Chief
Ray Kessler, Assistant Fire Chief
Scott Morris, EMS Battalion 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
Travis Anderson, Battalion 15
The NLVFD is staffed by one hundred sixty eight (168) uniformed and civilian employees who comprise the Administration, Support Services and Operations Divisions.
NLVFD is an all hazards department providing 24 hour emergency response from eight strategically located fire stations using 7 engines, 2 trucks, 7 advanced life support rescues, and 2 Battalion Chiefs.
All calls for service are directed to the muti-agency Fire Alarm Office (FAO) located at the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Headquarters. The FAO dispatches fire & emergency call request for the North Las Vegas Fire Department, Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. All request for service are dispatched by the FAO using a computer aided dispatch system which incorporates automatic vehicle locator technology to ensure the closest available unit responds regardless of locale.
NLVFD provides fire, rescue, emergency medical services (at the advanced life support level), provides fire and EMS training to all personel, conducts fire prevention activities throughout the city of North Las Vegas which include code compliance inspections/enforcement, origin & cause investigations, public information and public education services.
In 2012, the NLVFD responded to 24,545 emergency incidents resulting in 31,947 unit responses with an average response time of 5 minutes and 17 seconds. The department also conducted 1,260 plan reviews, 5,982 fire and business inspections, and 85 fire investigations. Public education activities reached over 226,261 citizens via 241 public education events.
NLVFD also provides techical rescue and hazardous materials services in various capacities which includes participation in the FEMA Nevada Task Force 1 response team, decontamination services in support of the Las Vegas Hazardous Materials team and Tactical Medic services in support of the North Las Vegas Police department.
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