Fire Department Seeking Public Input for Long-Range Plan
During public meetings tonight and later this week, the Clark County Fire Department will solicit public input on how the department can better serve the community.
The input received during these meetings will be used to help create a new strategic plan for the department, which will be used to evaluate current policies and procedures and set long-term goals for the department.
The schedule for the public meetings is:
- Tonight, Aug. 20, 6 p.m. at the Desert Breeze Community Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road;
- Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. at the Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Boulevard;
- Thursday, Aug. 23, 5 p.m. at the Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave.; and
- Saturday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m. at the Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road.
The Fire Department strategic plan will be one of several items discussed during some of these meetings, which can last an hour or longer.
The public will be asked to share their thoughts on how the Fire Department can improve service to the community. In addition to responding to fires and medical emergencies, the Fire Department also provides inspection services for new and existing buildings, and investigates complaints about fire code violations.
To help develop the strategic plan, Fire Department representatives will attend the public meetings, hold focus group meetings with community leaders and representatives from local businesses and organizations, and survey employees. The department last completed a strategic plan in 2005. The new strategic plan is expected to be completed by January.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.