New Las Vegas area fire chief hired from within

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new fire chief to oversee fire-fighting on the Las Vegas Strip and in much of southern Nevada is a 25-year veteran of the Clark County Fire Department.

Clark County announced Thursday it had chosen Gregory D. Cassell to lead Nevada's largest fire department succeeding Bertral "Bert" Washington who left last year to lead the fire department in Pasadena, California.

A Clark County announcement says Cassell has been a battalion chief since 2006 and joined the department in 1989.

Clark County supervisors still need to ratify Cassell's appointment before it takes effect.

Information about the fire chief's salary was not immediately available.

The Clark County Fire Department employs 703 full-time staff members and 200 volunteer firefighters.

The city of Las Vegas has its own fire department.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast