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September 13, 2022
When Asked to Evacuate…GO!

By Fire Chief Charles Moore, Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Wildfires are dangerous and chaotic, especially when they occur in residential areas as we have witnessed in the last few fire seasons. Viewing an attack on a wildfire is no doubt a fascinating visual. The intricate coordination that air tankers and helicopters perform from the […]

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September 12, 2022
Locations for Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue – Autumn 2022 Green Waste Collection

Reno, Nev. September 12, 2022 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue’s (TMFR) Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to create defensible space.  Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels to encourage the creation of defensible space to protect homes and […]

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August 2, 2022
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Station 30 to Close due to Environmental Concerns

Reno, NV (August 2, 2022) – Due to health and safety issues, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District has closed Fire Station 30 located at 3905 Old Highway 395 next to Bowers Mansion for an undetermined amount of time. Due to an infestation of bats, it has been determined that the station is a health […]

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June 30, 2022
Regional Partners Remind Communities of Illegal Fireworks

Reno/Sparks/Washoe County, Nevada (June 30, 2022) — The Reno Fire Department, Sparks Fire Department, and Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue would like to remind everyone that fireworks in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County are not only dangerous but illegal. No fireworks are legal except public fireworks displays permitted through the Fire Department having jurisdiction. Even […]

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June 1, 2022
Fire Commissioners Adopt FY 2022-23 Budget – All Fire Stations remain operational

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 […]

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May 11, 2022
TRUCKEE MEADOWS FIRE & RESCUE TO HOST WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR

Reno, NV (May 11, 2022). In honor of the Golden Anniversary of Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR), the agency is hosting a wildfire preparedness seminar to help residents become better informed during the fire season.  The program will help to raise awareness for residents living in high fire-threat locations and how to prepare themselves […]

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March 21, 2022
Celebrating 50 Years of Service – TMFPD’s Fire Safe Container Aim to Prevent Fires

Reno, Nevada. March 21 – Improper ash disposal causes thousands of fires every year, including the Washoe Drive Fire a decade ago in 2012. With continued use of wood-burning fireplaces and stoves, along with increased use of outdoor fire pits, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) is providing fire-safe containers at no charge to […]

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March 4, 2022
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue to Host Seminar for Home Medical Emergencies

Reno, NV (March 4, 2022) – In honor of the Golden Anniversary of Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR), the agency is hosting an emergency medical situational awareness seminar designed to help Washoe County residents who may have elderly loved ones or individuals with chronic illnesses living at home. The event will take place on […]

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March 3, 2022
Are you ready for wildfire season? Locations for Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue, Spring 2022 Green Waste Collection

Reno, Nev. March 3, 2022 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue’s (TMFR) Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to create defensible space. Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels to encourage the creation of defensible space to protect homes and […]

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February 25, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Grand opening of the Northern Nevada African American Firefighter Museum

WHAT:           Grand Opening, Northern Nevada African American Firefighter Museum (NNAAFM). WHEN:           Saturday, February 26, 11am to Noon WHERE:         218 Kennedy Drive In honor of Black History Month, please join us in celebrating the grand opening of the Northern Nevada African American Firefighter Museum (NNAAFM). Our Story, Inc. (OSI), is proud to share the experiences […]

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February 2, 2022
TMFPD Secures Federal Grant to Reduce Wildfire Threat

Reno, NV (February 2, 2022) – The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District was awarded a grant from the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management in the amount of $786,435 for wildland fuels reduction programs.  The grant funds come through the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA).  The funds will be used to […]

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January 5, 2022
Celebrating 50 Years of Service – TMFPD’s Fire Safe Container Aim to Prevent Fires

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, WE ARE OUT OF STOCK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (JANUARY 12, 2022) Reno, Nevada. January 5, 2022 – Improper ash disposal causes thousands of fires every year, including the Washoe Drive Fire a decade ago in 2012. With continued use of wood burning fireplaces and stoves, along with increased use of outdoor […]

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November 17, 2021
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue offers safety tips this Thanksgiving

Reno, NV,  Nov. 17, 2021 – The holiday season can present a higher risk of structure fires.  “We want our Washoe County families to have a safe Thanksgiving and holiday season,” said Fire Chief Charles Moore.  “Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment.” Here are some tips to […]

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November 16, 2021
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Announces Open Burning in December 2021

Reno, NV. November 16, 2021 – Open burning, also known as pile burning for residents who reside in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) will be allowed effective December 1, 2021 through the end of the month, December 31, 2021, weather permitting, and with an approved burn permit.  Open burning will resume March 19 […]

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October 8, 2021
TMFPD Lifts Some Fire Restrictions – Open Burning Remains Prohibited

Reno, NV.  October 8, 2021 – The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District has lifted fire restrictions as it pertains to outdoor recreational and cooking fires only.  The use of recreational appliances including charcoal briquettes and outdoor wood fires are now permissible if they are confined to outdoor fireplaces and fire pits. Go to OUTDOOR BURNING […]

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September 21, 2021
Prepare Defensible Space – Locations for Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Green Waste Collection, Autumn 2021

Reno, Nev. Sep. 21, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue’s (TMFR) Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to create defensible space.  Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels to encourage the creation of defensible space to protect homes and […]

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September 8, 2021
Truckee Meadows Fire Donates Fire Engine to Fire Department Devastated by Dixie

Reno, NV. September 8, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) has donated a Type I Fire Engine to Indian Valley Fire & Rescue. On August 4, 2021, three weeks after the Dixie Fire was first reported, the entire town of Greenville, California was burned to include the fire station and all fire suppression […]

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August 24, 2021
Truckee Meadow Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Earns Prestigious Credential

Reno, Nev. August 24, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Dale Way has successful completed the process that earned him the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO).  The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on August 3 to confer designation.  Chief Way becomes one of only 1,554 CFO’s worldwide. The CFO […]

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July 19, 2021
**FIRE RESTRICTIONS** Outdoor Recreational & Cooking Fires Now Prohibited

Reno, Nev. July 19, 2021 – Effective immediately and until further notice, in accordance with Section 307.1.1 of the adopted fire code, all outdoor recreational and cooking fires are prohibited in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, except for the residential use of propane, electric, and pellet fueled barbeques.  All other recreational appliances including charcoal […]

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June 23, 2021
Fireworks are illegal in Washoe County

Contact: Adam Mayberry, 775.233.3991 or amayberry@tmfpd.us Reno, Nev. June 23, 2020.   As the Nation celebrates its 245th Birthday, Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue reminds residents that the use of any fireworks in Washoe County are illegal, and unsafe. The penalty for possession or use of fireworks can be a fine up to $1,000.00 and up […]

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June 15, 2021
Green Waste Collection Sunday (6/20) in Washoe Valley – Create Defensible Space for protection of wildfires

Reno, Nev. June 15, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue will host its final Green Waste Collection Day for the season on Sunday (Father’s Day), June 20 at the Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley.  The event will take place from 9am until 4pm.  This is a makeup day for a […]

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June 3, 2021
Green Waste Collection this weekend in Washoe Valley – Create Defensible Space for protection of wildfires

Reno, Nev. June 3, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue will host its final spring Green Waste Collection Days this weekend, June 5 & 6 at the Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley.  The event will take place from 9am until 4pm, weather permitting and as long as it is not […]

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May 18, 2021
Fire Commissioners Adopt FY 2021-22 Budget – All Fire Stations remain staffed and fully operational

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 […]

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May 3, 2021
TMFR Offers Janssen Vaccine Saturday, May 8

Reno, Nev. May 3, 2021.  Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Headquarters, 3663 Barron Way in Reno.   The clinic will offer 300 doses of the Janssen Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) which is limited to one dose.  The […]

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April 26, 2021
Spring 2021 Open Burn Season to End Effective Immediately in TMFPD

Reno, Nev. April 26, 2021.  The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) is announcing that the permitted spring burn season will end immediately in the Fire District. “The recent storm underperformed, and temperatures are forecasted for record highs later this week, wildland fuels are drying out and increasing the threat of wildfires,” said Fire Chief […]

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April 19, 2021
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Launches Community Connect

Reno, Nev. Apr. 19, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) has launched Community Connect, an easy-to-use online application that will improve service to residents and businesses who reside in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. The application focuses on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident […]

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March 23, 2021
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Spring Green Waste Collection

Reno, Nev. Mar. 23, 2021 – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue (TMFR) Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to create defensible space.  Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels to encourage the creation of defensible space to protect homes and […]

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March 16, 2021
TMFR to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Saturday, March 20th

Reno, NV (March  16, 2021) – Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue will host a COVID-19 drive-through vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 20 from 9 am to 1 pm at Fire Headquarters, 3663 Barron Way in Reno, for patients who are 65-years of age or older.  Doses are limited.  Patients must remain in their vehicles; the process […]

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February 8, 2021
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Presents 2021 Community Report

Reno, NV. February 8, 2021 –  The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is pleased to present its 2021 Community Report available online the Fire District’s website www.TMFPD.us.   The timely publication includes information on the initiatives, programs, and projects underway in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. “Recent years have brought us challenging fire seasons […]

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February 7, 2021
GALENA Residents: Expect to see and smell smoke beginning Monday, February 8.

Reno, NV (Feb. 7, 2021). Galena residents can expect to see and smell smoke for a prescribed burn beginning Monday, February 8, weather and air quality permitting. The burning will last for a period of several day and will remain attended at all times, 24/7. The burning of piles will take place off of Joy […]

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November 25, 2020
Open Burning now Permissible with Approved Burn Permit Beginning December 1

Reno, Nev. November 25, 2020.  Open/pile burning of green waste for residents who reside in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) will be allowed beginning December 1 until further notice.  In order to reduce smoke sightings by residents which trigger fire response by Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue crews, open burning will be allowed […]

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November 9, 2020
Outdoor Recreational & Cooking Fires Permitted

Reno, NV. November 9, 2020 – Effective Immediately, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District has lifted the prohibition on all outdoor recreational and cooking fires.  The recent snowfall and cooler temperatures have brought favorable conditions to the Truckee Meadows. Please review the criteria for recreational fires and outdoor fireplaces/fire pits.  Always have a fire extinguisher […]

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September 21, 2020
Truckee Meadows Fire Green Waste Collection Days – Create Defensible Space

**UPDATED on October 20, 2020** Locations for FREE Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Green Waste Collection Reno, Nev. – TMFR’s Green Waste Collection Days offer the best alternative to create defensible space.  Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels to encourage the […]

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September 11, 2020
Outdoor Recreational & Cooking Fires Now Prohibited

Reno, Nev. Sept 11, 2020 – Effective immediately, in accordance with Section 307.1.1 of the adopted fire code, and until further notice, all outdoor recreational and cooking fires are prohibited in the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, except for the residential use of propane barbeques.  All other recreational appliances including charcoal briquettes and propane fire […]

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July 16, 2020
Truckee Meadows Fire New Recruits

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue Graduates Nine Firefighter Reno, Nev. July 16, 2020. Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue is proud to announce the addition of nine new firefighters.  Late last year, the recruits were selected out of more than 100 applicants to serve as firefighters, with 60 invited to be part of the testing process.  […]

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July 2, 2020
Poeville Investigation

Reno, NV, July 2, 2020 – The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is seeking information regarding the Poeville Fire on Peavine Mountain on June 27, 2020 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. If you have any information, please contact Deputy Chief Dale Way at 775.326.6005. Click here for more information on the […]

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June 30, 2020
TMFPD’s Fire Safe Container aims to prevent fires

Improper disposal of ash and oily rags have caused four house fires the past few months. Reno, Nevada. Aug. 18, 2015. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) Chief Charlie Moore said improper disposal of ash and oily rags have caused at least four structure fires in the past few months. Moore said using a container, […]

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June 22, 2020
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue deploys Ladder Truck

Reno, Nev. June 22, 2020.  The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) will put its first ever quintuple combination pumper, or a ladder truck, in service tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23.   The ladder truck will be based.  at the Fire District’s newest Fire Station 33 (470 Foothill Road), a central strategic location.   “We are […]

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June 15, 2020
Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue introduces Wildland Fuels Reduction Crew

Media Availability to learn more new fire division Reno, Nev. June 15, 2020.  The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) has launched a new fuels reduction division.  The wildland fuels reduction team consists of 5 wildland firefighters and a Division Chief who are tasked with clearing targeted areas that present a significant threat to wildfires.  […]

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