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Please come out .. Have Some Fun .. and help support this local non-profit. The children need you. (Oct 19, 2011 | post #1)
http://www.fernley news.com/LCFD/fern ley-3C-storage-fir e-what-the-media-d idnt-report.html Please reference the above article for the rest of the story. The North Lyon County Fire Protection District received a report of a commercial on June 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm. Upon arrival North Lyon Firefighters (the only two firefighters on duty) found multiple storage units fully involved. A remark was made "There's only two of you?" to the responding firefighters. The two local responding firefighters began offensive attack and mutual aide was requested. Unlike mutual aide from other areas, Fernley response from other areas have a 30 to 40 minute delay time. The first units to arrive to assist North Lyon Firefighters arrived... forty two minutes after initial call for aid. Although Fernley has two fire stations, only one station is maned with two firefighters per shift. The lack of resources for Fernley stems from the poor economy and the Fire District tax structure being restricted to .17 to serve a community of 18,000 that includes residential, commercial - (including our warehouse district), and potential rail incidents that could occur from tracks that run through the city. NLCFPD began as an all volunteer fire department, with the exception of the Fire Chief. The citizens of the NLCFPD voted to increase the tax rate to $0.1799 (per every $100 of assessed living area value) in 1989. During this time, the Department was receiving approximately 300 emergency calls annually. Funding has been left unchanged since the last tax increase in 1989. Today, the NLCFPD is responding to approximately 2,400 emergency calls annually for a community of approximately 19,000 residents. With all the growth and expansion to the area in recent years, funding has been left unchanged since the last tax increase in 1989. Other responding units to the 3C Storage included Reno units= two engines (eight personnel) one battalion chief Story County= one engine(two firefighters) one battalion chief/one captain Central Lyon County Fire=one engine (two firefighters) 1 tender (1 firefighter) one captain North Lyon Fire (two staff firefighters) 1 engine/1 tender Arrival Times for responding units 4:11 pm - Engine 61 dispatched (2-man) 4:18 pm - Engine 61 on scene with paramedic unit (2-man) and advises size up (one section of storage unit fully engulfed) 4:20 pm - Engine 61 request two water tenders from our local district and one tender from outside resource, an engine from Storey County and resources from Lyon County Central District 4:35 pm - Water tender (1-man) from our district arrived on scene 4:40 pm - Storey county engine arrived on scene. NLCFPD had no battalion chief or fire chief on scene and were very short handed with crews. A Rehab unit was dispatched later on. North Lyon would like to thank, Reno fire, central fire as well as Story county fire for their response. NLCFPD would also like to thank the city of Fernley for providing equipment to assist firefighters. Thank you to the North Lyon Firefighters for your dedication and service. If you would like to learn more about how you can help protect our city please visit KeepFernleySafe.or g. You can also find Keep Fernley Safe Nevada on Facebook. (Jun 17, 2010 | post #1)
82 Billion in Medicare fraud! How can they expect to control health care with this kind of track record? This was a 60 minutes (video) special that is available online at cbsnews.com (Oct 29, 2009 | post #11)
Many new faces want to replace the old incumbents. Does the City Council, Fire Department, School Board and other entity need a total overhaul? Or are we just fine? Your opinion counts! Tell everyone what you think about our City Government! (Sep 6, 2008 | post #1)
Video and stories about the bugs can be found here. They are called Seed Bugs. http://www.ktvn.co m/Global/SearchRes ults.asp?vendor=ws s&qu=bugs (Jul 12, 2008 | post #3)
Video link can be found here: http://www.ktvn.co m/Global/SearchRes ults.asp?vendor=ws s&qu=bugs ‘Seed Bugs’ Invade Homes Across Northern Nevada Posted: July 10, 2008 01:28 PM Kellene Stockwell Channel 2 News A bug invasion has caused quite a nuisance for several families in northern Nevada, and now the insects have been identified. The Nevada Department of Agriculture says seed bugs, or Melacoryphus lateralis, have invaded homes from Reno to Fernley. Debbie and Ed Oversen just moved into their new house in Dayton a month ago but just a few weeks after that, the bugs started invading their house by the thousands. "We've been vacuuming forever, vacuuming until 3 AM," says Debbie. "Vacuuming bugs, zapping them off the wall, the ceiling and everything else." State Entomologist Jeff Knight says he's not sure why the bugs come in such large numbers. He said the bugs are expected to stick around for the next few weeks, before dying out on their own. Experts say the bugs feed on vegetations native to the area. But they say the insects are now focused on reproducing, and most likely won't harm your plants. The seed bugs are attracted to white ultraviolet lights so avoid placing those around your house. Also bug sprays or insecticidal soap should help in the short term. The Nevada Department of Agriculture also says the bugs are not boxelder bugs, and there is no connection between these and the fires burning in California. (Jul 12, 2008 | post #2)
We are Nevada and still carry the pioneer spirit. That means we deal with it, help each other and are not whiners. Yes, many of us are flooded out. But the waters will recede and we will repair the damage one way or another. It takes what it takes to get the job done. And we'll all pull together to get it done. The evac center was quiet and clean. Most came in, had something warm to drink, a bite to eat and waited for friends or relatives to pick them up. Everyone is helping each other. Any FEMA trailers that were paid for by our tax dollars and parked, we'll gladly take while we rebuild. You can bet your bottom dollar we won't be complaining about the smell. Most of you don't know what Nevadatude is. But the people that live here have got it. There's a little bit of the Wild West in all of us. And this is a great place to live. Personally I'm not one to expect someone else to take care of my life for me. (Jan 6, 2008 | post #19)
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