Henderson Fire Department (HFD), covering 106.34 square miles in Clark County including the areas of Anthem, Black Mountain, Carver Park, Coronado, Dragonridge, Fox Ridge, Gibson Springs, Green Valley North, Green Valley South, Hidden Falls, Highland Hills, Inspirada, Lake Las Vegas, MacDonald Highlands, MacDonald Ranch, McCullough Hills, Midway, Mission Hills, Regency Hills, Shadow Canyon, Silverado Ranch, Southfork, Strada Di Villaggio, Sunmark, Terrazza Park, Townsite, Pittmann, River Mountain, Valley View, Victory View & Whitney Ranch.
Henderson Fire Department originally started out in 1942 as the Basic Townsite Fire Department, construction of Basic Magnesium, Incorporated (BMI), built on a parcel of uninhabitable desert land, midway between Boulder City and Las Vegas. BMI’s location served to be an ideal spot for the production of magnesium during World War II. By July 1943, less than one year after production had started at the plant, BMI became the world’s largest producer of magnesium. Henderson’s first two fire stations completed construction in August 1942.
The Townsite Fire Station (Station 1) was constructed on Atlantic Avenue and Marine Street and the Plant Fire Station (Station 2) was built on Atlantic Avenue just north of Lake Mead Boulevard. The stations provided fire protection to the city and consisted of paid and volunteer firefighters for BMI. In May of 1943, the Federal Government announced the change in name from Basic Townsite to Henderson, Nevada. Newspapers began referring to the fire department as the Henderson Fire Department. In less than five years, Henderson’s population grew to approximately thirteen-thousand plant employees and their family members.
By 1947, magnesium production was no longer necessary for defense efforts and most of the BMI employees moved away. With the help of local industry, the City of Henderson, Nevada was officially incorporated on April 16, 1953. Additional info provided by the Henderson Fire Department.
Station 81 – Black Mountain
Station 82 – Midway
Station 83 – Valley View
Station 84 – Fox Ridge
Station 86 – Lake Las Vegas
Station 91 – Inspirada
Station 95 – Green Valley South
Station 97 – Dragonridge
Station 98 – Coronado
Station 99 – Shadow Canyon
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