On June 6, 1905 the newly founded city of Las Vegas had its first fire when four buildings
burned. In 1907 city ordinance established the Las Vegas Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD).
As the city grew, so did the requests for service from LVFD so on Aug. 1, 1942, the department
hired its first full time members: one fire chief and 12 firefighters. In 1999 city ordinance
changed the name of the department from Las Vegas Fire Department to Las Vegas Fire &

Today Las Vegas Fire & Rescue (LVFR) protects a city that covers 133.25 square miles
(including large Clark County “islands”), nearly 610,000 residents and several million visitors
each year. LVFR is an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class One department and is an
Internationally Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International