NRS 474.160
General powers and duties.

The board of directors shall:


Manage and conduct the business and affairs of the county fire protection district.


Adopt and enforce all rules and regulations necessary for the administration and government of the district and for the furnishing of fire protection thereto, which may include regulations relating to fire prevention. The regulations may include provisions that are designed to protect life and property from:


The hazards of fire and explosion resulting from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices; and


Hazardous conditions relating to the use or occupancy of any premises.
Ê Any regulation concerning hazardous substances, materials or devices adopted pursuant to this section must be consistent with any plan or ordinance concerning those substances, materials or devices that is required by the Federal Government and has been adopted by the board of county commissioners.


Organize, regulate, establish and disband fire companies, departments or volunteer fire departments for the district.


Make and execute in the name of the district all necessary contracts.


Adopt a seal for the district to be used in the attestation of proper documents.


Provide for the payment from the proper fund of the salaries of employees of the district and all the debts and just claims against the district.


Employ agents and employees for the district sufficient to maintain and operate the property acquired for the purposes of the district.


Acquire real or personal property necessary for the purposes of the district and dispose of that property when no longer needed.


Construct any necessary structures.


Acquire, hold and possess, either by donation or purchase, in the name and on behalf of the district any land or other property necessary for the purpose of the district.


Eliminate and remove fire hazards within the district if practicable and possible, whether on private or public premises, and to that end the board may clear the public highways and private lands of dry grass, stubble, brush, rubbish or other inflammable material in its judgment constituting a fire hazard.


Perform all other acts necessary, proper and convenient to accomplish the purposes of NRS 474.010 to 474.450, inclusive.

Source: Section 474.160 — General powers and duties., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-474.­html#NRS474Sec160.

Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

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