Las Vegas Firefighters BACKGROUNDER

The Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1285 was established September 18, 1957. Currently, it is comprised of 670 fulltime members and 209 retirees. They serve to protect a city that covers 133.25 square miles (including large Clark County “islands”), nearly 610,000 residents, and several million visitors each year. Their core mission is to a) protect members, b) serve citizens and, c) promote harmony within the community and department.

The Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1285 has a cost-effective staffing model, which includes 24-hour shifts and 56-hour workweeks. This model provides the lowest cost operation. They work together with the City of Las Vegas to ensure firefighter safety, as well as to address and contain overtime costs. They continuously seek out best practices to ensure there is no abuse of sick time or any other job benefits.

They serve under the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, which is an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class One Department and is an Internationally Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). They are an all-risk, all-hazard fire and rescue department, consisting of multi-role responders.

The corporate office is headquartered at 502 South 9th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.