Fire Chief John C. Steinbeck

Fire Chief John C. Steinbeck

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John C. Steinbeck was promoted to fire chief on Feb. 6, 2020. He has been with the Clark County Fire Department since 1990. He moved to Clark County from Southern California in 1980 and has been proud to be a resident ever since.

Prior to being promoted, Chief Steinbeck held the rank of deputy fire chief, battalion chief, captain, fire engineer and firefighter. For a large portion of his career, he specialized in technical rescue including high angle, confined space, swift water, trench, structural collapse, and vehicle and machinery extrication. Chief Steinbeck has also been with Southern Nevada's FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team since 1993. His deployments for search and rescue missions included New York City shortly after 9-11 and New Orleans for the aftermath caused by Hurricane Katrina. He also is a structural collapse technician instructor for FEMA.

Following the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Oct. 1, 2017, Chief Steinbeck served as the incident commander for the Family Assistance Center and coordinated efforts at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.   

Chief Steinbeck is an active board member of Nevada Child Seekers, which is an organization dedicated to protecting children in Nevada.

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