Register Now! FREE Wildland Fire Home Assessment Training


Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm (11:30 – 12:30 lunch on your own)
Location: Mt. Charleston Library, 75 Ski Chalet Pl, Mt Charleston, NV 89124
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The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) in partnership with the Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District is excited to offer the Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP).

About the Class

WFAP is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the NVFC to provide departments with training on how to properly conduct assessments for homes located in the wildland-urban interface. This is the first program targeted to volunteers that specifically prepares a firefighter or a non-operational department volunteer for how to conduct an assessment, what to look for during an assessment, as well as provides printed materials needed to help their community become more fire adapted. The course is a four-part, train-the-trainer series that covers understa nding the WUI problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources. Continue reading “Register Now! FREE Wildland Fire Home Assessment Training”

Message from 2015-16 Vice President Ben Jenkins

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, sure has been a wet one up here in the northeast. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who attended the NSFA Conference in Virginia City. The Community of Virginia City and the Storey County Volunteer Fire Department and families put on an excellent conference, for those of you who weren’t there you missed some great training.

Once again I had the responsibility of overseeing the scholarship program for 2015. If your department did not receive tickets this last year and would like some, please contact me and I will add you to the list. If your department would like more tickets please let me know. Once again Lee Engine Company stole the show, and sold $1000.00 worth of scholarship tickets. L.N. Curtis also made a generous donation of $1000.00 to the scholarship fund. All told between the ticket sales, raffle and auction this year we were able to add $6585.00 to the fund. This will greatly help us to continue awarding scholarships to our member’s young adults to assist with their education.

This year we were able to offer scholarships to all qualified applicants. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you that donated money, sold tickets, or assisted with this year’s scholarship drive. Thanks again for a great year, and I am looking forward to next year’s conference in Hawthorne.

Ben Jenkins
NSFA Vice President

Message from 2015-16 President Marco Ortega

Greetings to all fellow NSFA members,

First let me start by saying it has been an honor and a privilege to serve you as a Board of Director for the past 6 years and looking forward to putting my best foot forward as your 2015 – 2016 NSFA President. As most of you are aware, I come from a long line of Lovelock members that has served on the NSFA Board of Directors. One of the original Lovelock Volunteer Firefighters Continue reading “Message from 2015-16 President Marco Ortega”

Message from Past-President Steve McClintock

I would like to take a moment to let everyone know how much I enjoyed being on the NSFA board and all the support that I received. I am sorry I couldn’t be at the conference but things happened that were out of my control. Trust me when I say I would have rather been there. I know you all heard about all the new stuff the NSFA is bringing to you. Keep a watch out and look for it. What a great bunch of stuff. As you all know I will still be the NVFC director along with Mike. We plan on doing everything Continue reading “Message from Past-President Steve McClintock”

Employment opportunities at Burning Man 2015

crowdrx_small_webCrowdRx will be providing medical services at Burning Man from August 26th – September 9th, and they are looking to hire additional NV licensed Paramedics to work on ambulances throughout the event. An event ticket, food, housing, and showers will be provided to those who are able to work three or more shifts! They would like to staff the event entirely with local NV paramedics.

If interested, please apply at or reach out to for more information.

2015 NSFA Conference Check-in and On-Site Registration

We are so excited to kickoff this year’s training conference and we hope you are just as eager for all we have in store for you.


On Wednesday, June 24th, conference check-in and on-site registration will be located at the Silverland Hotel. Click here for a map to the hotel.


Starting Thursday, June 25th, conference check-in and on-site registration will be located at the Virginia City High School. Click here for a map to the school.