Reno, Nev. June 1, 2022. The Board of Fire Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 budget for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) on May 17, 2020. All fire stations will remain fully staffed and operational. Estimated general fund expenditures are $42 million, a decrease of .2 percent from the estimated current fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. Total General Fund revenues are estimated at $43 million, an increase of 6% percent from the estimated current year. The budget can be viewed here.
“The upcoming fiscal year budget reflects fiscally responsible spending and ensures all fire stations remain fully operational with no service impacts,” said Fire Chief Charles Moore. “Residents in our fire district should know that we are committed to providing the highest level of service to our residents.”
Budgetary programs for FY 2022-23 include funding for equipment repair and replacement to include radio and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and investments in the District’s Water Entry Team and Hazmat Team. Additionally, the Fire District anticipates a new fire academy and officer development school in the new fiscal year. Additionally, $86,000 has been allocated for the collection of green waste to support Washoe County residents in creating defensible space.
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.