• Carson Now on Facebook
  • Follow Carson Now on Twitter
  • Follow Carson Now by RSS
  • Follow Carson Now by Email

Carson City Fire Department

Locally produced fire safety children's book featured Thursday at Carson City Library

Carson City firefighters have a new tool to teach fire safety. "Fire Safety Day," an easy-to-read children's book, follows Owen as he comes home to tell his mom what he learned in school that day.

The book will be featured during two Storytime sessions at the Carson City Library beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on July 24.

Parents and children can simply show up at the library for Storytime and get a free copy of the new book in English or Spanish.

Carson City Fire official: One fire touched off during the fireworks show

UPDATE: Carson City Battalion Chief John Arneson says there was one fire only near the fireworks area with firefighters coming from multiple locations to fight it. He said firefighters attacked the fire from three locations, extinguishing it within 20 to 30 minutes after it started.

CareFlight called to motorcycle crash north of Carson City

CareFlight was called Friday night to a motorcycle crash with injuries on the I-580 freeway north of Carson City near the Bellevue exit.
Carson City Fire Department and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District were called as first responders.

Nevada Commission on Homeland Security OKs 2014 Homeland Security grant program projects

Gov. Brian Sandoval, Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, along with 16 voting members recently approved the funding allocations for Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Homeland Security Grant Program projects.

Carson City Fire Department responds to two separate vehicle rollovers overnight

UPDATE: Two vehicles were involved in separate vehicle rollovers overnight. One person was taken by Care Flight in a crash that happened early Thursday morning, while the other person escaped serious injury. Both rollovers may have been alcohol related.

The Thursday morning rollover was in the southbound lane of the Carson City I-580 freeway near the Highway 50 exit.

Man jailed after attempting to pass fake $50 bill at Carson City casino

A 71-year-old man was arrested Sunday on a felony charge of forgery after he allegedly attempted to pass a phony $50 bill at a casino, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Roger Coney of Carson City was arrested at 8:18 p.m. in the 3500 block of Highway 50 East. According to the arrest report, the man went to the cashier's cage at a casino in the 3800 block of Highway 50 East to cash in a $50 bill.

Two Care Flight helicopters called after accident at Highway 50 and Airport Road

At least two people suffered serious injuries in a vehicle accident that happened late Monday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 50 East and Airport Road in Carson City. Two air ambulances responded to take two people involved in the crash to the trauma care unit at Renown Medical Center in Reno.

The accident was reported at 4:26 p.m. Carson City Fire Department, the sheriff's office and the Nevada Highway Patrol were on the scene, reporting major damage to the vehicles involved.

Carson City launches Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month beginning May 3

The Carson City Fire Department is presenting the Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month Kickoff, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at Mills Park. The event will promote this year’s wildfire awareness message, “Prepare Your Home For Wildfire,” encouraging residents to better prepare their homes and properties now to survive future wildfires.

Two Care Flight helicopters sent after big rig crash in Dayton

UPDATE: Two people are in critical condition after a crash Tuesday on Highway 50 at Ambrose Lane in Dayton, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

NHP crash investigation details learned so far indicate a 2004 black Audi four-door vehicle making a left turn from Ambrose lane onto Highway 50 pulled in front of a red 2007 Wabash tractor pulling a trailer, said NHP Trooper Dave Gibson. The tractor struck the Audi in the drivers’ door with its front pushing it off onto the South shoulder.

Moped rider injures ankle in a crash on College Parkway

Carson City Fire Department was dispatched late this morning to a single-vehicle accident involving a moped rider in the 1900 block of College Parkway.

The adult female rider was said to have possibly fractured her ankle in the accident, reported to dispatch at 11:23 a.m. Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies were re-routing traffic around the scene.

No other vehicles appear to have been involved, according to deputies on the scene.

Care Flight called after vehicle crash at Robinson and Stewart streets in Carson City

Carson City Fire Department responded Wednesday afternoon to a traffic accident at Robinson and Stewart streets. At least one person was seriously injured in the crash in which Care Flight has been ordered.

Firefighters had to extricate of one of the victims. Arriving personnel reported the vehicles had major damage. The landing zone for Care Flight was going to be the Carson Nugget parking lot.

The crash was reported at 3:13 p.m.

Two injured after SUV falls 200 feet into Ash Canyon; NAS Fallon called for rescue

Two people were injured Tuesday afternoon after their SUV rolled about 200 feet off the edge of a cliff around the snow line at Ash Canyon, Carson City Fire Department Chief Stacey Giomi confirmed.

A NAS helicopter from Fallon arrived to the scene and successfully airlifted the two out of the canyon and placed them on awaiting Care Flight helicopters. NAS was called as the helicopters it operates are able to navigate tight spaces. The NAS helicopter rappelled two rescuers from the air to get to the victims, Assistant Fire Chief Tom Tarulli said.

No serious injuries reported after two motorcycles crash on Carson Street

Carson City Fire Department and sheriff's deputies were called Friday morning to a motorcycle crash involving two bikes in the 2700 block of Carson Street. The riders were not seriously injured, according to emergency crews on scene.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle near Carson Street and College Parkway

Carson City Fire Department and ambulance responded this morning to a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle in the area of College Parkway and Carson Street near the entrance to the old K-Mart.

The call came into dispatch at 10:29 a.m. The victim was reported to be in the street, conscious, speaking and blood coming from his head.

Traffic was being re-routed around the accident scene. More information as it becomes available.

It's Your City with Supervisor John McKenna

Carson City Ward 3 Supervisor John McKenna provides an update on the April 3 Board of Supervisors meeting.

He discusses amendments to development agreements at the Schulz Ranch development, capital needs expenditures for $190,000 for critical capital needs including new life saving equipment for the Carson City Fire Department.

Traffic accidents reported on South Carson Street, another at Clearview

Carson City Fire Department responded to two motor vehicles accidents Friday morning. One was in the northbound lane in the 2700 block of Carson Street and the other was in the intersection of Carson and Clearview involving a street sweeper.

At least one person was injured in the first accident, reported at 7:44 a.m. at Frontage Road and Sonoma streets and was taken to the hospital via ambulance.

Care Flight called after vehicle crash at College Parkway and Northgate

Carson City Fire Department emergency responders ordered two Care Flight helicopters Sunday morning after a two vehicle crash at College Parkway and Northgate. One of two people injured was reported to be pregnant.

The crash was reported at 10:06 a.m. Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies are re-routing traffic around the accident scene. College Parkway has been shut down at Carson Street.

The condition of the two injured is unknown at this time. Both will be flown to the trauma unit of Renown Medical Center in Reno.

Driver uninjured in Highway 50 accident a mile up Spooner

Carson City Fire Department responded Thursday afternoon to a single vehicle accident in the westbound lane of Highway 50 approximately a mile up. First responders report the driver of the vehicle was standing outside of it. Carson City Fire Department reports the driver wasn't injured.

Also responding to the accident were Nevada Highway Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The report came into NHP dispatch at 2:24 and Carson City dispatch at 2:27 p.m.

Lyon County, Carson City rescue crews respond to accident at Highway 50 and Highland

UPDATE: Central Lyon County Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Mark Darragh reports there were no injuries in this afternoon's accident on Highway 50 near Highland. One person was looked over and declined medical treatment, he said.

****
Lyon County fire and rescue crews, the Carson City Fire Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon at Highway 50 and Highland.

Care Flight, Carson City Fire Department called to Prison Hill after man falls 30 feet

Carson City firefighters and Care Flight responded late Saturday night to the Prison Hill area southeast of Carson City after a 29-year-old man reportedly fell 30 feet.

The man was reported to have a head injury, was bleeding from a laceration, was conscious and awake but not alert.

Carson City deputies stop man after he allegedly drives truck into mail boxes

A man was stopped at around noon Thursday on Arrowhead Drive in Carson City after allegedly driving his truck into mailboxes on Sunrise Drive and then fleeing the scene.

Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies detained the man after two reports came into dispatch beginning at 11:47 a.m. of a man in a gray pickup hitting mailboxes as he was leaving the scene.

When deputies caught up with the driver on Arrowhead Drive, the vehicle had a flat tire. The Carson City Fire Department was called to evaluate the man. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

In other news:

Wellington pilot Joseph James Miceli identified as victim of plane crash near Carson City

The pilot of a 1946 Cessna 120 found crashed east of Carson City on Sunday has been identified as Joseph James Miceli, 59, of Wellington, according to the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

Body discovered in downed airplane southeast of Carson City

UPDATE: One body was found inside a downed airplane Sunday southeast of Carson City near Mexican Dam in the Pinion Hills. Search and rescue crews found the body inside the aircraft at around 5 p.m., said Carson City Undersheriff Steve Albertsen.

Search and rescue crews were dispatched this afternoon after an airplane pilot contacted dispatch to report seeing an aircraft past the power lines in the Sierra Vista Lane area. A RAVEN helicopter was dispatched to aid in the search but was canceled after the Search and Rescue crews made it to the airplane and discovered the body.

The following is a press release issued Sunday night by Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong:

Two-vehicle accident at Musser and Stewart ties up traffic; Care Flight ordered

Care Flight was called and Carson City Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Musser and Stewart streets late Friday afternoon.

The accident, reported at 4:50 p.m. was said to be a t-bone between the two vehicles with air bag deployment and serious injuries to at least one person, according to Carson City dispatch.

Carson City Fire Spring Academy accepting applications

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Wed May 21 2014 .
April 2, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event Date: 
April 9, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event Date: 
April 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event Date: 
April 23, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event Date: 
April 30, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event Date: 
May 7, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event Date: 
May 14, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event Date: 
May 21, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Carson City Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the Spring Citizen Fire Academy beginning April 2, 2014 and meeting weekly on Wednesday's until May 21, 2014.

Applications can be found at the Carson City Fire Department on Stewart Street or the Carson City Fire Deaprtment website here; all applications must be turned in by Monday, March 31, 2014.

Open burning in Carson City with permit to run March 15 through April 6

The Carson City Fire Department will allow open burning March 15 to April 6, 2014. The purpose of the open burn period is to provide residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris.

Carson City driver injured in crash with school bus

The driver of a car collided with the rear end of school bus late Friday morning near the intersection of Highway 50 East and Lompa Lane. The bus didn't have any children inside.

The driver of the car was taken by ambulance to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Lopez. She was issued a citation for the crash. The driver of the bus was not injured.

Fire Chief: White powder found at Nevada Supreme Court determined to be non-hazardous

UPDATE: Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi reports the powdery substance found in a package on the second floor of the Nevada Supreme Court Building on Thursday is non-hazardous.

He said the two office workers who were isolated have not displayed any symptoms associated with poisoning. As soon as the fire department completes its investigation the matter will be turned over to law enforcement.

The substance was sent inside a letter package and claimed to be anthrax, authorities said.

***

Carson City Fire Department promotes Bob Schreihans to EMS chief position

The Carson City Fire Department has filled an upcoming vacancy by promoting from within. Captain Bob Schreihans has been named the Department’s Chief of Emergency Medical Services and Training.

Battalion Chief Schreihans replaces retiring Battalion Chief Eric Bero.

Pilot unhurt after Cessna airplane flips during landing at Carson City Airport

UPDATE: The aircraft that landed and flipped early Sunday afternoon at the Carson City Airport was a single-engine Cessna 185. The pilot was not injured, said Carson City Fire Department Battalion Chief Eric Bero.

"There were no flames, no fuel leaks and all the safety systems did their job," said Bero. The incident was report to Carson City dispatch at around 12:05 p.m.

Man jailed for disorderly conduct after yelling obscenities, making threats inside movie theater

A 46-year-old transient was arrested early Thursday morning in the 500 block of North Stewart Street in Carson City.

The man faces a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property after allegedly throwing a rock through a window of an apartment after being asked to leave because he was too intoxicated, according to the arrest report.

Snowstorm brings slick roads, wrecks, several spinouts

UPDATE: An accident was reported at 5:01 p.m. in the northbound lane of Highway 395 at Highway 50. NHP reports no serious injuries.

****
UPDATE: Southbound traffic at Hot Springs and Roop in Carson City is closed due to several spinouts as of 3:26 p.m. Traffic is backed up in the area, with snowplows and sanders making their way to clear the road.

An accident reported at I-580 and Eastlake is causing traffic problems extending into the Washoe Valley and old Highway 395, according to NHP. The freeway was closed briefly. Both lanes are now open as of 3:38 p.m.

****

Carson City fire and ambulance respond to three accidents

The Carson City Fire Department responded Tuesday night to three accidents, two in the southbound lane of Carson Street and Old Clear Creek Road, reported at 5:23 p.m. with one being a chain-reaction rear-ender.

A third vehicle accident was reported at 5:27 p.m. at the intersection of Carson and Robinson streets. Paramedics were called to the scene because one of those involved in the accident is 34 weeks pregnant, according to dispatchers. She wasn't injured but it was requested she be checked out.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle at Highway 50 and Airport Road, Care Flight ordered

A male pedestrian was stuck by a vehicle, reported at around 5:38 p.m. Wednesday night at the intersection of Highway 50 and Airport Road in Carson City. A Care Flight air ambulance was dispatched and will land at the nearby Carson City Fire Department Training Center.

Carson City firefighters knock down brush fire at Pheasant and Fairview

The Carson City Fire Department was called to a brush fire Thursday night in the area of Pheasant and Fairview. The fire was reported by several 911 callers. It was knocked down within minutes before it reached any structures.

The call came into dispatch at 8:26 p.m.

Modern LED sign at Carson City Community Center gets high tech welcome

After 18 months of planning, a new high tech LED welcoming sign stationed in front of the Carson City Community Center was unveiled Wednesday.

The $100,000 message board not only gives a refreshing welcome as motorists drive along William Street, but provides key information about events and happenings throughout Carson City.

Carson City Community Center LED sign to be lit Wednesday

The Carson City Community Center is getting new signage thanks to the efforts of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and other partners that have worked with the city to obtain much need modern signage in front of the Community Center.

As most of the city private businesses have gone to LED signage, the 50-year old sign in front of the Community Center has remained a relic. Staff had to use a ladder to change the message. Beginning Wednesday, all it will take is a computer programmer to change the messages.

Southbound traffic on Carson City freeway now open at Arrowhead after 3-vehicle crash

UPDATE: The southbound lane of I-580 at Arrowhead in Carson City was opened at 9:35 p.m. after a three-vehicle injury accident Saturday night.

***

UPDATE: As of 8:36 p.m. Those working the scene of an accident on the Carson City Freeway say it will be at least 30 minutes before the southbound lane is open. Emergency crews responded to a 3-vehicle crash with injuries Saturday, first reported to Carson City dispatch at 7:36 p.m.

Carson City open burn fire permits now available at area fire stations

The window for open burning of yard debris in Carson City by permit will be from Oct. 19 to Nov. 17, fire officials said Monday.

The Carson City Fire Department allows the open burn period as a way to provide residents an opportunity to dispose of accumulated weeds and yard debris. In order to make this a safe endeavor for those involved, the fire department requires burn permits with a valid permit number before burning will be allowed. Permits must be obtained no less than 24 hrs prior to conducting an open burn.

Juvenile taken by Care Flight following pedestrian accident at Fairview and Gordon

UPDATE: A teenage boy was flown by Care Flight Monday morning to Renown Medical Center after being hit by a vehicle at Fairview and Gordon in Carson City, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Carson City Sheriff's Office.

The accident was reported at 6:43 a.m. The condition of the boy, who is approximately 14 to 16 years of age, is unknown at this time, said Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott Farmer. The parents were contacted, and the driver of the vehicle met with NHP troopers after arriving at the Carson CIty Sheriff's Office.

Barbecue fundraiser draws awareness to Northern Nevada Fire Wives nonprofit

Fire safety, flaming barbecue burgers, face painting and face time with Smokey Bear were the orders of the day at the first Northern Nevada Fire Wives fundraiser barbeque at the Carson City Fire Department on Stewart Street Saturday.

Northern Nevada Fire Wives host open house, barbecue on Saturday

Event Date: 
October 12, 2013 - 11:00am

The Northern Nevada Fire Wives will hold their first fund-raising barbeque from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at the Carson City Fire Department at 777 South Stewart Street, to raise funds to support firefighters and their families when tragedy strikes them.

Carson City rescue team delivers firefighter struck by rolling log to Care Flight

UPDATE: Care Flight has taken an injured firefighter to Renown Medical Center in Reno after he was hit by a rolling log Wednesday afternoon near the top of Spooner Summit. The condition of the firefighter is unknown at this time. He was aided by Carson City Fire Department personnel who were called to the top of Spooner.

Rescue teams hiked into the backcountry to reach the injured man and then took him to an ambulance that then delivered him to the waiting helicopter at around 3:40 p.m.

NV Energy: Power restored in South Carson City to all but around 40 customers

UPDATE 11:09PM: NV Energy reports that power has been restored to nearly all 2,249 customers affected in Monday night's power outage in south Carson City.

Service has been restored to nearly all customers but there's still around 40 customers without power around the Stafford Way and Hickory areas, said NV Energy spokesman Karl Walquist. Those 40 customers should be back on line by sometime between 11:30 p.m. and midnight, he said.

While a definitive cause has not been determined, Walquist said there was a fire in an underground vault which tripped a line out of the Curry Street station which is what caused the majority of the outage. NV Energy utility crews were able to isolate the areas and restore most of the service.

****

Woman jailed on felony battery charge after allegedly spitting on fireman, scratching deputy

A Sun Valley woman faces a felony battery charge and a gross misdemeanor charge of child neglect following an incident Tuesday in which she allegedly spit on a firefighter and used her fingernails to scratch a Carson City deputy in the wrist causing injury.

Capri Johnson, 26, was jailed on the charges and has a bail of $32,500. According to the arrest report, officers were called at 4:41 p.m. to assist Carson City Fire Department personnel with a woman with two small children who was passed out intoxicated in the 1700 block of North Carson Street.

Accident ties up traffic at William and Saliman; streets busy today with motorcycles, BrewFest

Carson City Fire Department and rescue personnel were called to a three-vehicle accident this afternoon at the intersection of Saliman and William streets.

The accident was reported at 12:09 p.m., in the westbound lane, tying up traffic along William Street. Minor injuries were reported. Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies are diverting traffic.

Traffic diverted on Carson City Freeway following crash

Carson City Fire Department, sheriff's patrol officers and the Nevada Highway Patrol were at the scene of an accident Friday night in the southbound lane of I-580 at 5th Street.
The crash was reported shortly before 7 p.m., according to NHP. Care Flight was not called and cleanup around the accident was underway as of 7:30 p.m., with traffic diverted.
It is unknown if anyone was hurt or the extent of injuries. According to police scanner dispatch, one person declined treatment.

Two accidents, one involving bicyclist reported on west side of town

Two accidents this afternoon at roughly the same time in Carson City were called into dispatch. One involves a crash between a bicycle and a vehicle and the other was a two-vehicle crash, according to Carson City dispatch.

The bicycle accident was reported at around 2:35 p.m. in the area of Telegraph and Winters. The injured person was said to be a juvenile with a headache and lacerations to her face. Carson City Fire Department rescue teams have responded.

In the vehicle accident on Musser and Mountain streets, it appears to be a non-injury accident.

Obituary: Tom P. Friend

November 5, 1945 - August 19, 2013 Tom moved to Carson City in 1961 from Gold Beach Oregon. His career was with Carson City Fire Department, from 1969 to 1998. He enjoyed cam...

Carson City man wanted for felony domestic battery found hiding in attic

A 50-year-old Carson City man, who hid from authorities in an attic, was arrested Sunday and faces a felony domestic battery charge with strangulation. William Elliott was arrested in the 1500 block of Rand at 7:26 p.m.

According to the arrest report officers responded to the Rand address for a report of a man brandishing a gun and possibly domestic battery. Officers spoke with the victim who stated she walked into her home and the locks were changed.

Syndicate content