Reno, Nev. May 18, 2021. Today, the Board of Fire Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 budget for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD). All fire stations will remain fully staffed and operational. Estimated general fund expenditures are $39 million, an increase of 5.8 percent from the estimated current fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. Total General Fund revenues are estimated at $38 million, an increase of 5.7 percent from the estimated current year. The TMFPD budget can be viewed here.
“We take our responsibility of stewardship of the taxpayer’s dollars seriously, and endeavor to spend wisely and effectively,” said Fire Chief Charles Moore. “Residents in our service area should know that we are committed to providing the highest level of service to our residents.”
Budgetary goals for FY 2021-22 include funding for further work on the design and construction of a new fire station in Hidden Valley (Station 37), design work for the consolidated fire station in Washoe Valley, the purchase of fire vehicles, as well as funding for repairs and maintenance of the Fire District facilities and vehicles. The funding also accounts for maintaining current service levels.
The Fire District is funded by a designated property tax in unincorporated Washoe County, consolidated sales tax (primarily sales tax). The jurisdiction of TMFPD is approximately 1,000 square miles, and is a large and geographically disperse service area. The District also provides service north into unincorporated Washoe County. All District fire stations are budgeted to remain open 100 percent of the time.