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Fire chiefs to speak at FRW meeting Feb. 21

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

North Lyon County Fire Protection District Chief Jason Nicholl and Central Lyon County Fire Protection District Chief Rich Harvey will be the guest speakers for the next meeting of the Fernley Republican Women on Feb. 21.

The meeting will be at the Fernley High School. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Nicholl and Harvey will speak about plans for using the money generated by the passage of the fire protection districts questions 1 on the November 2022 ballot. The public is always invited to attend.

Nicholl was born and raised in the Salt Lake City area. A ninth-generation firefighter—his family has worked in fire since 1867–he retired from the South Salt Lake City Fire Department in 2019 as the Medical Division Chief and began his career with North Lyon Fire on July 1, 2019. Nicholl has a Master of science in fire and emergency management administration from Oklahoma State University; a Bachelor of science in behavioral science and health from the University of Utah; and associates of applied sciences degrees in fire science and emergency care and rescue.


Harvey started his fire service career with the United States Forest Service, working his way through college as a seasonal firefighter on the Plumas National Forest. After graduating from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1987, he joined the Nevada Division of Forestry and promoted through the ranks. Harvey is active in the academic community and as a speaker/presenter at many national, regional and local conferences and courses; has served on many boards and committees; and is President of the Northern Nevada Fire Chiefs Association.

The FRW’s Caring for America Program collects non-perishable foods for the Fernley Food Bank and the Armed Forces/Homeland Security Program collects cleaning supplies, food and personal care items, along with donations of funds, for the Veterans Guest House in Reno. The Literacy Committee collects new and lightly used children’s books for Bow Wow Books, an organization that teamed up with the Fernley library. Bow Wow Reading Dogs are non-judgmental certified therapy dogs who listen to children reading aloud.  All contributions for these programs is greatly appreciated. Financial contributions can be sent to the FRW at Post Office Box 412, Fernley, Nevada 89408.

Fernley Republican Women is a group of women (and men as associate members) who share similar conservative values and ideals, and who are dedicated to increasing the influence and effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through political education and active political participation.

For more information, contact Vida Keller at or check the FRW website

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