William D. Sorenson

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Distinguished Service Recipient 1998. William Sorensen worked in private business from 1954 until his employment with the Las Vegas Fire Department in 1957. William worked for the LVFD from 1957 until his retirement in 1992. During his time with the fire department, he served in numerous positions, including assistant chief of the department. William D…. View Article

Lawrence E. Jacobsen

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Distinguished Service Recipient 1999. Lawrence Jacobsen served more than 37 years in the Legislature as both an assemblyman and senator. He was directly responsible or played a key role in the introduction and passage of numerous pieces of legislation of benefit to the volunteer and career firefighters of the Nevada fire service and overall fire… View Article

Ronald B. Irwin

Distinguished Service Recipient 2000. Fire Chief Ron Irwin started his career in 1962 as a Firefighter. Before he officially started with the department, he served as a volunteer for many years during the time his father, John Irwing, was a chief officer for Sparks Fire Department and wanted to follow in his footsteps. Chief Irwin… View Article

Ken Carpenter

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Distinguished Service Recipient 2006. Ken Carpenter served as a firefighter, captain, director, vice president, president, training officer, assistant chief, and chief of the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, retiring after 40 years of service in the department, including 21 years as chief. He was a 40-year member of the Nevada State Firefighters Association, participating in… View Article

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