Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) today toured the newest Reno fire station and received a briefing on the state of the Reno Fire Department (RFD) and the region’s intense fire season. Cortez Masto also met with RFD firefighters who aided relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as well as the recent wildfires in neighboring California.
“The bravery and dedication of Nevada firefighters are unmatched – from coming to the aid of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico after their homes and livelihood were devastated by Hurricane Maria, to helping our neighbors in California who battled the largest wildfires in their state’s history,” said Cortez Masto. “It is an honor to meet with them today and hear their stories. They embody the goodwill and camaraderie that is quintessentially Nevadan. I am grateful for their service and I will do everything I can to provide them with the resources they need to do their jobs effectively and make sure they are compensated for any occupational injuries they may incur due to the nature of their work.”