Summit Speakers

Richard Brenner is a native Southern Nevadan. He attended Oklahoma State University (1981 to 1985) where he earned both an associate and bachelor of science degree in fire protection and safety engineering technology. During the summers of 1984 and 1985, Richard was a summer intern at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Emergency Training Center.

In 1986, Mr. Brenner started working at the Las Vegas Fire Department (LVFD) as a Fire Inspector. He assisted in the development and coordination of the Las Vegas Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials program. Three years later he became the Assistant Fire Protection Engineer.

In 1992, Mr. Brenner made a career change to the Clark County Fire Department and became their Fire Protection Engineer. Richard in 2001, graduated from the Executive Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. In 2004, he was promoted to the position of Hazardous Materials Coordinator. In addition, Richard has served on various commissions, including the Board of Fire Services for the State of Nevada, Nevada Homeland Security Commission, and is currently Co-Chair of the Nevada State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). In 2008, Richard became a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Hazardous Materials Committee.

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