Les Groth

  • Distinguished Service

Distinguished Service Recipient 2006. Les Groth began his career in the fire service as a volunteer firefighter with Warren Engine Company No. 1 – Carson City’s Volunteer Fire Department – working his way up through the chain of command to fire chief. When Carson City established a paid fire department on July 1, 1964, he… View Article

F.W. “Bill” Farr

  • Distinguished Service

Distinguished Service Recipient 2004. Bill Farr, a former Washoe County commissioner and state senator, went to work for the Sparks Fire Department in 1947 and served as chief from 1951 through 1976. He served as vice chair of the Governor’s Fire Marshal’s Advisory Board as a well as president of the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association,… View Article

Marvin Carr

  • Distinguished Service

Distinguished Service Recipient 1998. Marvin Carr served in fire service in Nevada for more than 40 years as a member of the Yerington Fire Department and the Central Lyon County Fire District from which he retired as chief in 1992. He was appointed state fire marshal in June after serving as executive director of the… View Article

William Southard

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Distinguished Service Recipient 1997. William Southard spent 24 of his 36 years of fire service on the Yerington Fire Department. He managed the Yerington Fire Department and Mason Valley Fire Protection District as fire chief for 23 years. He established the Central Lyon County Fire Protection District in 1971 and the Yerigton Fire Department Cadet… View Article

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