Fire Prevention

For more information on fire prevention, call the Fire Department at 775-465-2577 (TTY 711).  

Remember, you may be held liable for response and suppression costs, property damage and injury resulting from your open burning activities!  PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE!
For the most up-to-date information, please go to our Open Burning Requirements page. 
With the assistance of a U.S. Bureau of Land Management grant, we were able to purchase three 10,000 pound-capacity dump trailers (one of which is pictured below) to loan to citizens in the Smith Valley Fire Protection District for use on fuel reduction projects during non-fire season months.  For more program information, please call our Main Office at 775-465-2577 Monday through Wednesday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Dry conditions and weather make the threat of wildfire very real.  Non-agricultural burning is NOT permitted at this time. Please contact our office for information on keeping your home safe from wildfire.   Additional resources are available at: