Nevada Man Charged With Arson, Theft from FD, and Impersonating a Firefighter

A Nevada man who reportedly stole firefighting gear, set a fire, and impersonated a firefighter, has been arrested and charged with over a dozen offenses.

Kevin Critor, 29, is accused or arson, impersonating a firefighter, and possessing over $50,000 worth of stolen fire gear. When arrested Critor was armed and had a firefighter’s badge in his possession despite not be affiliated with any fire department.

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office recovered the stolen items during a search of his house as part of the arson investigation. The items were reportedly stolen from fire departments in Douglas, Lyon and Washoe Counties and include firefighting equipment, radios, firefighter uniforms, and identification cards.

Police also discovered an old fire truck that was equipped with functioning lights and siren, and two other vehicles equipped with emergency lights.  More on the story.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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