John C. Steinbeck was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief on Feb. 1, 2014 having been with the Clark County Fire Department since 1990. Prior to being promoted to Deputy, Chief Steinbeck held the rank of battalion chief, captain, fire engineer and firefighter. For a large portion of his career, he specialized in Technical Rescue which includes high angle, confined space, swift water, trench, vehicle and machinery extrication, and structural collapse. Chief Steinbeck has also been with Southern Nevada’s Urban Search and Rescue team which is sponsored by FEMA. 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 Emergency Manager for Clark County and is in charge of the Office of Emergency Management. In addition, he oversees Homeland Security for the Fire Department and Nevada Task Force. Chief Steinbeck is on the Board of Nevada Child Seekers, which is an organization dedicated to protecting children in Nevada. Chief Steinbeck is on the Board of Nevada Child Seekers, which is an organization dedicated to protecting children in Nevada. He has been married to his wife, Lynette, for nearly 24 years and they have four children.