Until further notice, access to our fire stations, administration office and Station 23 classroom is limited to essential personnel only.
Please call 775-588-3591, in advance to coordinate/plan drop off procedures.
Be safe. 

Operational Permits and Special Events

To provide a clear process for tracking special events and potentially hazardous activities, the Fire District has an Operational Permit program. There is no fee to apply for Operational Permits, but there may be fees associated with event requirements (i.e. ambulance/fire engine standby).

Permit requests must be submitted at least fifteen business days prior to the activity requiring the permit.

The following types of activities require an Operational Permit:
  • Carnivals and fairs
  • Cutting and welding (hot work)
  • Exhibits and trade shows
  • Explosives
  • Use of a fire hydrant
  • Use and storage of flammable and combustible liquids (in excess of amounts necessary for routing maintenance)
  • Hazardous materials storage (in excess of amounts in table 105.6.20 of the IFC)
  • High piled storage exceeding 500 square feet
  • Fueled vehicles or equipment inside assembly areas
  • Open burning
  • Open flames and torches in hazardous fire area
  • Open flames and candles in assembly areas, dining areas or drinking areas
  • Places of Public Assembly
  • Pyrotechnic special effects, including fireworks
  • Temporary membrane structures, tents, and canopies
The Fire District is committed to partnering with the community to provide for public safety while allowing for successful code compliant activities. This permit process will identify safety issues that can be addressed prior to the event.
Please feel free to call our office at 775-588-3591 if you have any questions about operational permits.
Download the attached Operational Permit Application below.
Download this file (Application for OPERATIONAL OR SPECIAL USE PERMIT2.pdf)Operational Permit Application[Operational Permit Application]431 kB
Download this file (base reqs_indoor conventions.pdf)base reqs_indoor conventions.pdf[Base Requirements: Indoor Conventions]414 kB
Download this file (base reqs_tents.pdf)base reqs_tents.pdf[Base Requirements: Tents]418 kB
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