Camps-Emergency Response

For 2019, NDF fielded fifteen hand-crews, each hand-crew consists of twenty inmate fire fighters under the leadership of two Crew Captains. These crews respond from multiple camp locations throughout the state, allowing them to play a pivotal role in the initial attack of fires due to their quick response time.. Over the past three years, Camps averaged 460,000 hours working on emergency incidents each year. All incidents not within NDF jurisdiction bring in revenue for the State of Nevada’s general fund. Emergency responses include; wildland fire, search and rescue, ice and snow removal when there is threat to life and/or property, and flood control. Over the past few years, through a Governor-to-Governor agreement, NDF has aided California in wildland fire suppression when their resources are stretched thin. 


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