Our Pledge to You
The Reno Fire Department will provide our citizens and visitors the best possible all risk emergency service in the protection of lives and property. Public health, safety, prevention and education are key components of our mission. We are and will continue to be identified by our dedication and pride in outstanding customer service.
The Reno Fire Department wants to remind citizens that it is extremely dangerous to be in the river right now. With warmer temperatures the snow melt is causing our local rivers and streams to rise and run much faster than normal, with very cold water temperature.
Please use caution when near the river and stay out of the water if at all possible.
The Truckee River is flowing about three times the normal level for this time of year and forecasters are predicting these higher-than-average flows will continue until July. River flows are extremely fast this year and river recreation by the general public is not advised at this time. Consider waiting to float or swim the Truckee River until flows subside.
We have posted signs like this at our local parks to remind our citizens of the dangers. Reno Fire has also published useful information on Water and River Safety that everyone should be familiar with.
Reno Fire is pleased to present our 2017 Community Report.
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For Complaints (Weeds, Unlawful Burning, etc), call Reno Direct at 775-334-INFO (4636)
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News and Updates
Winter storms are still affecting our area as snow and rain continue to fall and flooding is still a threat. For the latest information visit the City of Reno's Newsroom and also the Washoe County Update site.
The Living with Fire website offers valuable tips and information for the summer months.
As the weather cools, many people are still enjoying their outdoor fire pits. The Reno Fire Prevention Bureau offers important tips and information in their Recreational Fire and Portable Fireplace Burning Information sheet.
Burn permits are required when open burning is allowed. A valid Burn Permit Request Form must be submitted to Reno Fire via email to RFDRequests@reno.gov or faxed to 775-334-3826. If you live in Washoe County but outside the Reno City limits please call 775-326-6000 to speak with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District.
Open Burning is currently CLOSED. Burning is no longer allowed.
For information please see Frequently Asked Questions about Burn Permits
With the cold weather, many residents like to take advantage of using a wood stove or fireplace to burn wood or pellets to help heat their homes. Did you know that there is a Burn Code determined each day by the Washoe County Health Department based on our current air quality that tells us if we are allowed to burn?