Join Us for FireShowsWest

In-Person Conference and Expo
September 27-30, 2021
Nugget Hotel    |  Sparks, NV  89431

FREE Exhibit Hall Pass
Come by and check out the latest in apparatus, gear, technology and services.
Use Promo Code: VENDOR21

What’s New in 2021

  • A NEW LOCATION at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, NV (Reno/Sparks area)
  • Smaller, informal and interactive discussions in a healthy & safe atmosphere
  • Some sessions will be recorded for later viewing
  • “Courageous Conversations” topics dealing with today’s difficult situations in the firehouse
  • Learn from some of the most popular and knowledgeable influencers in the fire service
  • Connect with like-minded first responders
  • Educational tracks in Suppression/Tactics, HazMat, Leadership, Prevention, Communication, Safety, and Wildland
  • NFA Academy – FO648 – Leadership in Supervision Frameworks to Success

Conference Days & Hours

MondaySeptember 278:00 am to 5:00 pm
TuesdaySeptember 28 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
WednesdaySeptember 29 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
ThursdaySeptember 30 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Exhibit Days & Hours

TuesdaySeptember 28Apparatus Showcase Circle
11:30 pm to 1:30 pm—West Parking Lot
TuesdaySeptember 285:00 pm to 7:00 pm
WednesdaySeptember 299:30 am to 2:00 pm


FireShowsWest is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants and will follow whatever measures are expected of the best in class for meetings and gatherings, which includes all measures that applicable health and safety authorities and trade organizations recommend.

2021 President’s Post-Meeting Letter

Membership of the NFSA,
As we move forward into the next chapter of our organization, I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our board.
Scott Brown of Clark County. Scott brings many years of both sides of the card. The paid side of things and as a volunteer for his local community. Please welcome this much needed asset to our board.
In addition, I am pleased to announce the continuation of our current board. With the continued assistance of our Executive Director, Mike Heidemann, and our Past President, Mark Flesher, we are poised to continue for years to come.

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Can’t Come to this year’s Annual Membership Meeting?

Can’t make it to Elko for this year’s Annual Membership meeting? Join us virtually through Zoom!

  1. Make sure your NSFA dues are up-to-date.
  2. Register for the Meeting!
  3. Register to attend via Zoom!
  4. Attend the Annual Meeting!

*Please no paper registration submitted after June 19, 2021. Event registration is required for members to attend virtually and vote.

EDIT: June Events and Updates

EDIT: Adjusted Date of General Membership Meeting to June 27.

This year has been unprecedented in many ways to say the least. Your board has met using video teleconferencing. It has been a very productive method of meeting.

This year we will conduct our annual business meeting using web conferencing software. As we get closer to the date, we will be sending out more information for how you will be able to join us.

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News from the NSFA President

I’m am writing to inform you that I have stepped aside as the President as of 05/20/2020. It was my honor to serve as a Director, VP, and President of this great Association for many years. I will, of course, continue to keep you informed and updated as things move along in the state dealing with Firefighters’ health and safety.

Vice President Al Drake will be assuming all my duties and responsibilities for the remainder of my term.

Please be assured that I did not make this decision lightly and will be serving you in the future in a different role.

Best Regards,
Mark Flesher
NSFA Past President

Application Submission Deadline Extended to May 15

In these unprecedented times, the NSFA wants to make sure we can recognize those who deserve it.

The submission date for the scholarship, Instructor of the year, EMS instructor of the year, department of the year, and training stipends have been extended to May 15th.

Please make sure your application is postmarked no later than May 15th.

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Past President Sgt. Ben Jenkins

To all the members of the Nevada State Firefighter Association, it is with a heavy heart I inform you that we have lost a true American hero today. Past President Sgt. Ben Jenkins was gunned down in the line of duty this morning during an attempt to assist a motorist. Some of you may have known him as a volunteer firefighter, director, president and Past President of our board, but he was also a state trooper with the Nevada Highway Patrol, as well as a veteran of our armed forces, he was a true public servant.

Ben was involved in the great outdoors and enjoyed helping handicapped individuals by taking them on hunting trips among other activities. He really loved and was passionate about his hunting, fishing, boating, camping and
spending time with friends and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children, grandchildren & family during this unimaginable time.

You will be in our thoughts and part of our story forever Ben.

Rest In Peace my friend

Mark Flesher
Nevada State Firefighters Association

Urgent Notice about NSFA Training Conference

The upcoming fire conference in Jean NV, June 24th-27th, 2020 will be canceled until to further notice

Please be assured we did not make this decision lightly, as you may have seen the Governor of Nevada released a statement yesterday limiting gatherings and closing all Casinos in Nevada. In this unprecedented time, we have a responsibility to keep our members, Board and their family safe. We will, of course, continue to keep you informed and updated as we receive more information. We appreciate your patience. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact us using our online contact form.

All applications for Scholarship, Instructor of the Year, EMS Instructor of the Year, and Department of the Year Application will still be accepted.

  Please remember that all applications shall be received no later than April 15th.

Mark Flesher
President – NSFA