Tim Iveson

Tim Iveson, Reno Fire Department

Born and raised in Reno, Tim Iveson spent thirty years as a firefighter—five years with the City of Sparks and 25 years with the City of Reno. After retiring, he continued to help firefighters through the Reno Firefighters Local 731. He discusses his experiences responding to emergencies along Fourth Street and Prater Way, and the impact of city development on local firefighting operations. Photo by Patrick Cummings

Full Oral History Transcript

Retired Reno firefighter Tim Iveson remembers East 4th Street as a hub of criminal activity, rife with drugs, violence, and prostitution. Recorded by Catherine Magee.


Retired Reno firefighter Tim Iveson outlines the relocation and reduction of Reno's firefighting facilities since he joined Reno Fire in 1984. Recorded by Catherine Magee.