Fire Chief John C. Steinbeck
John C. SteinbeckFire Chief
- Clark County Fire Department
- (702) 455-7311
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 to Fire 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, vehicle and machinery extrication, and structural collapse. 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.
Currently, Chief Steinbeck serves as the Emergency Manager for Clark County and is in charge of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. In addition, he serves as the chair for the Las Vegas Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Working Group and Co-Chair of the Nevada Homeland Security Working Group. Following the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on October 1st, 2017, Chief Steinbeck served as the incident commander for the Family Assistance Center, coordinates efforts at the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, and continues to serve as the recovery officer for the incident.
Chief Steinbeck is an active board member of Nevada Child Seekers, which is an organization dedicated to protecting children in Nevada.