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Welcome to the Elko County Fire Protection District.

The Elko County Fire Protection District (District) was established in Elko County in 1956 by an act of the County Commissioners pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 473. Management of the Elko County Fire Protection District has been provided by Nevada Division of Forestry since it's inception and will continue until January 1, 2015 when the County will resume management pursuant to Nevada

The Elko County Fire Protection District (District) was established in Elko County in 1956 by an act of the County Commissioners pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 473. Management of the Elko County Fire Protection District has been provided by Nevada Division of Forestry since it's inception and will continue until January 1, 2015 when the County will resume management pursuant to Nevada

Operating as usual

Heavy equipment is a key component to fighting wildfire. ECFPD Captains Reed and Gurr and Firefighter Valena are wrappin...
05/06/2022

Heavy equipment is a key component to fighting wildfire. ECFPD Captains Reed and Gurr and Firefighter Valena are wrapping up a two week Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Academy in San Bernardino, CA. The past few days have included live burns and line construction with some yellow iron!

Another beautiful “Spring” day in Elko County. As the anticipation of warmer weather is approaching, most of us are sti...
05/04/2022

Another beautiful “Spring” day in Elko County. As the anticipation of warmer weather is approaching, most of us are still using our pellet/wood stoves to heat our homes. ECFPD wants to remind citizens of the importance of cleaning your pellet or woodstoves regularly including the flue or chimney. It is the end of the winter season, but good maintenance is essential for the safety of your home and family.

Timeline photos
05/04/2022

Timeline photos

The term "Defensible space" refers to the area between a house and an oncoming wildfire where the vegetation has been managed to reduce the wildfire threat and allow firefighters to safely defend the house. Learn how to create effective defensible space in our "Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness" linked below.

https://bit.ly/FireAdaptedCommunities

#LivingWIthFire #UNRExension #DefensibleSpace

We are hiring!The Elko County Fire Protection District is looking for a Lead Firefighter for our Wildland Division! If i...
04/29/2022
Welcome to Elko, Nevada

We are hiring!
The Elko County Fire Protection District is looking for a Lead Firefighter for our Wildland Division! If interested, apply through Elko County’s website. There are several other positions available with the county as well. Take a look…

https://www.elkocountynv.net/jobs/index.php

#elkocounty

Welcome to Elko, Nevada

Is your number up? The Elko County Fire Protection District would like to remind citizens of the importance of having th...
04/29/2022

Is your number up? The Elko County Fire Protection District would like to remind citizens of the importance of having their address number posted where it would be visible for emergency personnel. Visible reflective numbering near the entrance of the driveway helps emergency personnel respond to incidents.

Happy #FirefighterFriday from the Elko County Fire Protection District!  This week we would like to highlight Matthew Ho...
04/29/2022

Happy #FirefighterFriday from the Elko County Fire Protection District! This week we would like to highlight Matthew House. Matt grew up in the Sparks/Reno/Verdi area. Inspired by his father who was in the fire service, Matt has been serving our community for over twenty years. He earned his A.A.S. Fire Science Degree at TMCC and started his career with the Nevada Division of Forestry in 2001 as a seasonal, then full time in Elko in 2003.
Prior to joining the fire service, Matt earned his culinary degree in Portland Oregon so you can imagine the culinary dining experience while on duty with Matt! Matt also spent some time at UNR where he studied Chemical Engineering.
While not on shift at Station 28, Matt and his family enjoy hunting, fishing, and coaching his two son’s travel baseball teams.
Thank you for your commitment to the citizens of Elko County!
#elkocounty

Yesterday Elko County sent one of our Type 5 Engines and crew to assist in the suppression of the Stall Dam wildland fir...
04/28/2022

Yesterday Elko County sent one of our Type 5 Engines and crew to assist in the suppression of the Stall Dam wildland fire in the Golconda area east of Winnemucca/west of Battle Mountain. The fire was toned at approximately 2:37 p.m. and is currently at 60% containment with just over 300 acres burned.
#wildfire #wildlandfirefighter

#FirefighterFridayToday, the Elko County Fire Protection District would like to highlight Cassie Delbridge.  Cassie is a...
04/22/2022

#FirefighterFriday
Today, the Elko County Fire Protection District would like to highlight Cassie Delbridge. Cassie is a long standing member of our Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Cassie’s interest in the Fire/EMS service was peeked just out of high school when she attended Great Basin College to earn her Emergency Medical Technician Certificate. Cassie plays a huge role to our community as a Safety Compliance Manager in the mining industry and dedicates herself to volunteering with the Fire District. Her hobbies include spending time with family and snowmobiling.

Thank you for your continuous commitment to serve Elko County!
#elkocounty

Whether you live in an apartment, house, or manufactured home it’s important to practice a fire escape plan with your fa...
04/20/2022

Whether you live in an apartment, house, or manufactured home it’s important to practice a fire escape plan with your family and get everyone living in your home involved. There are great resources available at https://www.nfpa.org/.

If you live in an apartment, make sure you know your building's escape plan, but don't forget to make and practice and home fire escape plan for your apartment too.

FIREFIGHTER FRIDAYThis week the Elko County Fire Protection District would like to highlight Chester Petrocchi, Chief of...
04/15/2022

FIREFIGHTER FRIDAY

This week the Elko County Fire Protection District would like to highlight Chester Petrocchi, Chief of Elko County’s Ryndon Volunteer Department. Chief Petrocchi has been in the fire service since 1957 just out of high school, when he started his career with the California Division of Forestry. In 1982 he joined the Colfax VFD and over the next several years he was Volunteer Assistant Chief for Virginia City VFD as well as Sagel VFD in Sand Point ID. In 2005 Chief Petrocchi and his family came to Elko County and has been Chief of the Ryndon VFD Station. Chief Petrocchi currently runs over 200 calls a year and is a vital asset to our community.

We would like you to join us in celebrating him today as it is his 84th Birthday! Happy Birthday Chief from all of us at ECFPD!

#FirefighterFriday #elkocounty

04/13/2022

#PSA Mark your calendars! I-80 OVERNIGHT CLOSURE- June 18

Our friends at the Nevada Department of Transportation have asked us to inform the public that I-80 will be COMPLETELY CLOSED between Battle Mountain exit 231 and Carlin exit 279 from 9 p.m. JUNE 18 and 6 a.m. June 19 as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation interstate improvement project. Closure date is subject to change.

WHY IS THE INTERSTATE BEING CLOSED?
I-80 will be closed to both directions of traffic between Battle Mountain exit 231 and Carlin exit 279 from 9 p.m. June 18 and 6 a.m. June 19. The closure date is subject to change.
Drivers should plan to avoid I-80 travel during the closure.
During the closure, the aging bridge over I-80 Emigrant Pass will be demolished. The bridge will be replaced with a wider, modern bridge to make way for a future truck climbing lane. A new nearly three-mile truck climbing lane will be constructed in the eastbound direction over Emigrant Pass. An approximate five-mile truck climbing lane was constructed last year in the westbound direction.

Interstate 80/Carlin Tunnels Scheduled Lanes Reductions for Annual Cleaning.  Please see the attached Nevada Department ...
04/13/2022

Interstate 80/Carlin Tunnels Scheduled Lanes Reductions for Annual Cleaning. Please see the attached Nevada Department of Transportation press release.
#elkocounty #trafficsafety

04/13/2022
Elko County Fire Station 34&21, City of Wells VFD, Elko County- Clover Valley VFD responded to a vehicle Fire with wildl...
04/04/2022

Elko County Fire Station 34&21, City of Wells VFD, Elko County- Clover Valley VFD responded to a vehicle Fire with wildland extension on old 40 west of Wells. The fire was caught at less than 1 acre.

Photos from City of Elko Fire Department's post
04/01/2022

Photos from City of Elko Fire Department's post

Photos from City of Elko Fire Department's post
04/01/2022

Photos from City of Elko Fire Department's post

Burn permits can be obtained through the county website now.  Open burning is from 6 a.m. to noon daily and restricted ...
04/01/2022
Welcome to Elko, Nevada

Burn permits can be obtained through the county website now.  Open burning is from 6 a.m. to noon daily and restricted to natural vegetation. Please notify dispatch at 775-777-7300 prior to burning.

Welcome to Elko, Nevada

April is National Safe Digging Month!  The Elko County Fire Protection District along with Southwest Gas Corporation wan...
04/01/2022
Call 811 Information For Homeowners

April is National Safe Digging Month!
The Elko County Fire Protection District along with Southwest Gas Corporation want to remind citizens to put safety first before starting any digging projects. Utility lines that serve the community with vital services such as natural gas, electricity, cable, sewer and water can be buried anywhere. The Fire District is toned to several of these dangerous incidents each year. Elko County, the City of Elko, and Southwest Gas encourage homeowners and contractors to call 811 or go online at https://call811.com/Start-Here/Homeowners .
Be Safe! Know What’s Below Before Digging!

If you're a homeowner with a project that involves digging, contact your state’s 811 center a few days before breaking ground. Notify, Wait, Confirm, Respect.

FIREFIGHTER OF THE WEEKThis week the Elko County Fire Protection District would like to highlight Hunter Tracy, Lead Fir...
04/01/2022

FIREFIGHTER OF THE WEEK
This week the Elko County Fire Protection District would like to highlight Hunter Tracy, Lead Firefighter in our Wildland Division. Hunter started with the Fire District one year ago and brings a lot of knowledge to the department. He grew up in Reno where he earned a degree in criminal justice at UNR. In 2014, he started he fire career with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and then the Sierra National Forest as a Range Technician specializing in fuels management. He later worked for the Nevada Division of Forestry.
Hunter said “The best part of my career choice, is that I am outside most of the time and not stuck to a desk”. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and fly fisherman.
Thank you for your commitment to serving the citizens of Elko County.
#FIREFIGHTERFRIDAY #wildlandfirefighter #elkocounty

Today at 11:30 Elko County Fire Protection District, City of Elko Fire Department - Lee Engine Company Volunteers and ND...
04/01/2022

Today at 11:30 Elko County Fire Protection District, City of Elko Fire Department - Lee Engine Company Volunteers and NDF responded to a large column of smoke in the Bullion Road area.

Elko County Fire found a large RV that had burnt to the ground. Crews extinguished the fire which did not extend into the wildland. The cause is still under investigation.

03/30/2022

The first round of gear heading to Ukraine to help our firefighting brothers overseas. Stay tuned for more…

Approximately an hour ago, the City of Elko Fire Department was toned to the report of a wildland fire at the end of Hot...
03/29/2022

Approximately an hour ago, the City of Elko Fire Department was toned to the report of a wildland fire at the end of Hot Springs Road. Initial report was that it was about 25 feet in diameter in tall brush along the river. Elko County Brush 21 and Elko City volunteers were toned per incident command. Crews stopped the fire at less than 1/2 acre. The ECFPD is assisting with the investigation of the cause.

FIREFIGHTER OF THE WEEKThis week the ECFPD would like to highlight Alex Coleman “AJ” as our firefighter of the week!  AJ...
03/25/2022

FIREFIGHTER OF THE WEEK
This week the ECFPD would like to highlight Alex Coleman “AJ” as our firefighter of the week! AJ joined our team in January 2020 with 17 seasons of wildland firefighting experience of which he started just a few days after graduating high school! His experience with BLM included Helitack/Engine Captain. He grew up inspired by his father who flew helicopters for BLM for several years.
In the off season, AJ was a Ski Patroller for seven years providing medical, rescue, and hazard prevention services to the injured in ski area boundaries, or sometimes beyond into backcountry settings. He still enjoys skiing and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Thank you for your commitment to serve Elko County!
#FirefighterFriday #elkocounty

April is right around the corner and it is National Safe Digging Month!  The Elko County Fire Protection District along ...
03/23/2022
Call 811 Information For Homeowners

April is right around the corner and it is National Safe Digging Month! The Elko County Fire Protection District along with the City of Elko Fire Department and Southwest Gas Corporation want to remind citizens to put safety first before starting any digging projects. Utility lines that serve the community with vital services such as natural gas, electricity, cable, sewer and water can be buried anywhere. The Fire District is toned to several of these dangerous incidents each year. Elko County, the City of Elko, and Southwest Gas encourage homeowners and contractors to call 811 or go online at https://call811.com/Start-Here/Homeowners .
Be Safe! Know What’s Below Before Digging!

If you're a homeowner with a project that involves digging, contact your state’s 811 center a few days before breaking ground. Notify, Wait, Confirm, Respect.

03/21/2022

Local 2423 Firefighter Jamey Riley has completed his 12 month probation. He has worked very hard over the last year to get up to speed on our operations and his dedication to learn is contagious. Congratulations Riley. You have earned that black shield!

FIREFIGHTER OF THE WEEKThis week we would like to highlight Luis Garcia for Elko County Fire Protection District’s #fire...
03/18/2022

FIREFIGHTER OF THE WEEK
This week we would like to highlight Luis Garcia for Elko County Fire Protection District’s #firefighterfriday. Luis has been with the Fire District’s Wildland Division since April 2021. He grew up in Elko and attended college in South Dakota where he played defensive tackle on a football scholarship. Luis came home to Elko County and found an interest in firefighting. We are lucky to call him part of the team!

Thank you for your service to our community and keep up the great work!

#elkocounty #wildlandfirefighter

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155 S 9th St
Elko, NV
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We would like to send out a sincere Thank You to everyone involved in assisting with the devastating fire last night. Thank you Jackpot Fire Dept, Wells Volunteer Fire Department, Clover Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Elko County, Wells Rural Electric Company, City of Wells Public Works Department, Nevada Highway Patrol, & Elko County Sheriff's!
Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Living With Fire Program and local, state and federal agencies, May through October has been proclaimed as the Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign months. We would like to thank the agencies involved for protecting and serving their communities and for helping make this proclamation a reality. Read the proclamation below. https://gov.nv.gov/News/Proclamations/2021/Nevada_Wildfire_Awareness_Campaign/ Agencies Involved Carson City Fire Department, University of Nevada, Reno Extension, U.S. Forest Service-Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Clark County Fire Department, Mount Charleston Fire Protection District, Bureau of Land Management - Nevada, City of North Las Vegas Fire Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Elko County Fire Protection District, Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, Nevada Division of Forestry
The Elko District's fire program transferred a Type 4 fire engine to Elko County Fire Protection District last week. This particular engine carries an 850 gallon tank and sprays up to 100 gallons/minute. As part of the BLM’s Rural Fire Readiness (RFR) program, the district was able to transfer this vehicle to enhance the firefighting capabilities of our wildland firefighting partners. The RFR program allows the BLM to provide training and equipment to our partners – at no cost to them - so we can continue to safely and efficiently suppress wildland fires together. #ReadyForWildfire #WildlandFire BLM Photos
We had an early Halloween scare yesterday, about 1500 acres of the Hunter Fire on the Ranch. A big thanks to Elko County Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Forestry, and Bureau of Land Management - Nevada for finding all the put away fire stuff and getting right on this one! Looks pretty good today.
We hope to see all Fire and EMS educators at the NAEMSE sponsored event happening on Nov 9-10 at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV! These events do not happen in your area often and we hope to see you there!
Thank you for all ur help today saving my in laws home. We appreciate you all very much.
Elko County Station 1, Elko Stations 1 & 3 responded to Last Chance on a reported fire.