Since its completion in 1994, the Nevada Firefighters Memorial, Inc., has honored Nevada’s fallen firefighters at an annual ceremony held at the Nevada Firefighters Memorial in Carson City’s Mills Park on the last Saturday of National Fire Prevention Week in October.

The Nevada Firefighters Memorial, Inc. may recognize up to five individuals for distinguished service to the Nevada Fire Service each year. Selection is based on a points system using specific selection criteria. Nominations must include complete documentation.

Download the memorial selection criteria

The Nevada Firefighters Memorial was built using funds donated by individuals, corporations and businesses and the career and volunteer fire departments of Nevada.

The Nevada Firefighters Memorial is the official Nevada memorial to volunteer and career firefighters who die “in the line of duty.”

The Board of Directors of the Nevada Firefighters Memorial, Inc., a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, manages the Nevada Firefighters Memorial, its annual ceremony and all related business. Funds to support placing plaques on the Nevada Firefighters Memorial, maintenance of the memorial, the annual ceremony and Memorial administration are provided only through tax-deductible donations that can be made to:

Nevada Firefighters Memorial, Inc.
Tom Tarulli, Treasurer
4810 Bryce Drive
Carson City, Nevada 89706

The current (2012) directors are:

Chairman Emeritus:

Lowell V. “Lody” Smith

retired State Forester-Firewarden, Nevada Division of Forestry.


Steve Frady

Virginia City District-Storey County Volunteer Fire Department, and Warren Engine Co. No. 1.

Secretary/Nevada State Firefighter’s Association Director:

Todd Carlini

Chief of the Eastfork Fire Protection District.


Tom Tarulli

Assistant Chief, Carson City Fire Department.

At-Large Director:

Congressman Mark Amodei.

At-Large Director:

Joe Curtis

Virginia City District-Storey County Volunteer Fire Department.

Nevada Fire Chiefs Association Director:

Chuc Lowden

retired Chief of the Reno Fire Department.

Professional Firefighters of Nevada South Director:

Rusty McCallister

Captain, Las Vegas Fire Department.

Professional Firefighters of Nevada North Director:

Joe Espinoza

Airport Authority of Washoe County Fire Department.

Chaplain (non-voting):

Pastor Ruth Hanusa