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May 2 2013
Project SAFE is the Sparks Fire Department’s residential smoke alarm campaign.  The SAFE in Project SAFE stands for Survive A Fire Emergency – and that’s exactly what the Sparks fire pros want for you and your family. Since 2007, more than 700 homes have...
Jan 11 2013
We all feel safest at home, but did you know that eight out of ten fire deaths happen at home? To reduce injury and loss of life, Sparks Fire Department offers free smoke alarm installation for city residents. A lot of people don’t realize that smoke alarms get old and stop working. They need...
Jun 28 2012
On June 26, 2012, the Sparks Fire Department responded to two separate residential structure fires in which smoke alarms were instrumental in saving the lives of the occupants. The first structure fire was caused by children playing with matches in a bedroom.  Smoke from the fire seeped out...
Jun 1 2012
Summertime brings increased danger associated with children and firesetting. Red-flag warnings, dry conditions, and easy availability of matches and lighters contribute to dangerous youth-set fires in Washoe County.  Activities for kids tend to be less structured and less supervised during the...
May 23 2012
The City of Sparks Fire Department is placing a restriction on any and all open burning in the City of Sparks for the summer season.  Due to record levels of dryness and low moisture content, we have seen many red flag days, and fire conditions are extreme, which could maximize the potential...
Oct 19 2011
The City of Sparks recently acquired a state-of-the-art foam delivery vehicle that is designed to fight petroleum fires and other fire events with combustible and hazardous components.  For instance, the new fire fighting apparatus could be used to put out a fire from a tractor-trailer...

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