Fire Department
Fire Chief Earl A. Greene - retired

Earl A. Greene began his career as a rookie Fire Fighter in 1973 and worked his way through the ranks to his current position. Although he has been involved in all areas of the fire department including Fire Prevention, Hazardous Materials, Logistics, Volunteer Fire, Administration, etc., the majority of his 30 years of fire department experience has been spent in management. He was appointed to the position of Clark County Fire Chief on November 21, 1996.

Among the highlights of his career are his involvement in the implementation of retrofit codes that were passed as a result of the MGM Grand and Las Vegas Hilton Hotel Fires. Chief Greene was also instrumental in the establishment of the Police and Fire Executives of Southern Nevada, an organization that brings together all Sheriffs, Police, and Fire Chiefs on a regular basis to discuss and deal with common issues.

On July 25, 2003 Fire Chief Earl Greene successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer”-one of only 305 designated Chief Fire Officers internationally. These individuals have demonstrated through their education, leadership and management skills that they possess the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities required for the fire and emergency services profession.

Chief Greene received a BA degree in Political Science with an emphasis on pre-law from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He and his wife Susan have been married for thirty years and are the parents of a son and a daughter.

Chief Greene retired after 32+ years of service in February 2006.

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