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Class A Historical Book 138

Gary Stover
Battalion Chief
City of North Las Vegas

4040 Losee Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 633-1102

Originally from Southern California, Battalion Chief 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, Battalion 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, St.51, and most of that time as an engine Captain.  He also worked on a truck company for four years during his career.  He has served in the Training Division as a Captain and Battalion Chief.  He has lead or been an instructor for multiple academy’s 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.

Battalion 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 also an 11 year member of the FEMA Nevada US&R Task force 1, where he was deployed for 21 days to Texas and Louisiana for Hurricanes “Ike & Gustav”.  He is a State certified instructor for ICS 300 & 400 where he teaches regularly at the City of Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management.

Battalion Chief Stover is an active member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 1607, International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association, and the International Association of Fire Service Instructors.