Deputy Fire Chief
City of North Las Vegas
4040 Losee Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 633-1102
Originally from Southern California, Deputy Fire Chief Gary Stover started his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter for the La Habra Heights Fire Department where he served for four years and attended Rancho Santiago College’s 84th Basic Fire Academy. He was hired and has been a member of the North Las Vegas Fire Department since 1994.
After starting his career in North Las Vegas, Deputy Chief Stover has served in the following ranks: Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief. He worked 17 of his 21 years out of the busiest fire station in the City, Station 51, and most of that time as an engine Captain. He also worked on a truck company for four years during his career. He served in the Training Division as a Captain and Battalion Chief. He also served as Battalion 15 on B-Shift for three years. He has led or been an instructor for multiple academies over the years. He also attended Clark County Fire Department’s Rescue Technician course when North Las Vegas was attempting to start a Heavy Rescue Team. Deputy Chief Stover has been in his current position since May 2019 and currently oversees four divisions to include Operations, Training, Special Operations, and Logistics.
Deputy Chief Stover has an Associate Degree in Fire Technology from Rio Hondo College in Whittier California. He holds the following State of Nevada certifications: Firefighter I & II, Fire Officer I & II, Fire Service Instructor I & II, Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operational, and Rescue Technician. He is a 15-year member of the FEMA Nevada US&R Taskforce 1, where he was deployed to Texas and Louisiana for Hurricanes “Ike, Gustav, and Harvey”. He was also deployed to North Carolina for Hurricane “Florence”.
Deputy Chief Stover is a retired member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 1607, active member or International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association, and the International Association of Fire Service Instructors.