Summer Safety Open House Set For Saturday At Fire Station 23

Department Hosts Open Houses Every Other Month At Various Local Stations

June 06, 2018 - 1:14 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - The Clark County Fire Department is hosting a summer safety-themed community open house on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station 23, 4250 E. Alexander Road, near Lamb Boulevard. Drowning prevention, heat safety, fireworks safety and other summertime topics will be the focus.

“We encourage families to visit Fire Station 23 and meet the firefighters who serve your neighborhood,” said Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, whose Commission District D includes the fire station. “These open houses are fun and educational for adults and kids alike. We particularly want residents to be aware of our efforts to crack down on the use of illegal fireworks over the July Fourth holiday because of the threat they pose to the health and safety of our community.”

The Fire Department hosts open houses with community partners every other month on Saturdays at different fire stations in the County. “Summer safety is a natural topic for the month of June when the kids are out of school, pools are in big use, and families are doing a lot of outdoor activities,” said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. “We want everyone to be safe this summer.”

The public is reminded that local officials announced a new effort called “You Light It, We Write It” to crack down on the use of illegal fireworks in the Las Vegas Valley and unincorporated areas of Clark County. Offenders will be subject to $1,000 citations, and may be liable for fireworks disposal fees running into the hundreds of dollars. Visit the campaign’s website at www.YouLightItWeWriteIt.Vegas for more information.

Fireworks labeled with a “safe and sane” seal are only allowed from June 28 until July 4 when they are legal for sale by authorized vendors. No fireworks of any kind are allowed at Mount Charleston, Lake Mead, Red Rock or other public lands areas in the region.

Clark County also is a partner in the Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition’s annual drowning prevention campaign, which emphasizes the need for adult supervision and barriers around swimming pools. The June 9 open house also will feature “jaws of life” demonstrations to show equipment used to remove victims from car crashes. There will be a children’s fishing derby and tours of the fire station, vehicles, and the Department of Building Fire Prevention’s safety house.  The next open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Fire Station 33 located at 865 E. Desert Inn Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169.

Back-to-school safety will be the theme of the event. Accommodations For Persons With Disabilities: Fire Department open houses are accessible. Citizens requiring an accommodation should notify the Department of specific needs at least five days prior to the date of the events by contacting Kelly Foster at (702) 455-7327.