The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada was founded on April 4, 1960 and today includes 1,850 active members and 100 retired members through 19 Locals that include Boulder City, Carson City, Central Lyon County, East Fork, Elko, Elko County, Henderson, Incline Village, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Mt. Charleston, North Lyon County, Pahrump, Reno, Reno Airport, Sparks, Storey County, Tahoe Douglas, and Truckee Meadows.

The association's objective was and still is today, to organize all paid professional Fire Fighters within the state of Nevada and encourage a higher plane of skill and efficiency, and to encourage the establishment of schools of instruction for imparting greater knowledge of fire fighting and prevention. The Association also promotes and protects legislation surrounding the welfare of Fire Fighters due to environment hazards encountered throughout the lifetime of a Fire Fighter. The State of Nevada has enacted laws that speaks to these hazards and protects the rights of emergency personnel impacted by these hazards.

Current officers of this statewide organization include: president, Rusty McAllister, secretary-treasurer, Scott Gorgon, vice president John Bellona, southern district vice president, Dean Fletcher and northern district vice president Bryon Hunt.

The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada encourage cultivation of friendship among its members and support of their communities. Current state community support efforts include a sponsorship of scholarships through the Nevada Public Education Foundation. These scholarships are made possible by proceeds from annual sales of the Professional Fire Fighters Nevada State license plates that are available to the membership. The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada have a Benevolent Association that oversees all charitable donations.

The mission of the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada is to care for those who are here today, those who have gone before us and those who will surely follow.