The men and women of the Moapa Valley Fire District (MVFD) provide Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services
for Moapa, Logandale, and Overton. The MVFD is component of the
Clark County Fire Department (CCFD). Each of the three unicorporated
townships have a station. Each station's memberhip is composed exclusively of volunteers who respond when 911 is activated for
Station 72 in Moapa, Station 73 in Logandale, and Station 72 in Moapa
have unique histories, even preceding the creation of the MVFD and CCFD.
These stations respond to a wide variety of incidents, including structure fires,
brush fires and medical emergencies.
Volunteer firefighting has a long tradition in America. From the earliest days in colonial history, everyday citizens have answered the call when their communities needed
them. Today, 72%1 of Firefighters in the United States are Volunteers. Up to 80% of EMTs nationwide are Volunteers. Over 70% of fire departments nationwide are all-volunteer,
with another 16.8% being combination volunteer and paid stations2. According to studies3 Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs save the nation more than 37 billiion
dollars in taxes annually. Volunteers provide lifesaving emergency services in areas that otherwise would not have the tax base to sustain such services. The majority of land area in
Clark County, as well as the nation as whole, is served by Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs.
1National Fire Protection Association
2United States Fire Administration
3National Volunteer Fire Council
Information compled by FF/EMT Mark DeCaria