For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Mayberry
Reno, Nev. May 21, 2019. Today, the Board of Fire Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 budget for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD). All fire stations will remain fully staffed and operational. Estimated general fund expenditures are $30.8 million, an increase of 6.2 percent from the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.
“We take our responsibility of stewardship of the taxpayer’s dollars seriously, and endeavor to spend wisely and effectively,” said Fire Chief Charles Moore. “We are committed to providing the highest level of service to our residents.”
Truckee Meadows Fire continues to modernize its fleet of fire trucks. The new fiscal year will include the purchase of a new structural fire engine and brush engine, and replace old command vehicles. Additionally, funding is included for the planning and design of a new Fire Station 37 (Hidden Valley), and a fleet maintenance and logistics warehouse.
The Fire District is funded by a designated property tax in unincorporated Washoe County, consolidated sales tax (primarily sales tax), and fire prevention fees. The jurisdiction of TMFPD is approximately 1,000 square miles, and is a large and geographically disperse service area. The District also provides service north into unincorporated Washoe County. All District fire stations are budgeted to remain open 100 percent of the time.