Logandale Fire Station 73 to Host Open House Friday for Area Residents
Volunteer firefighters at Fire Station 73 in Logandale are hosting an open house on Friday, May 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as part of Wildfire Awareness Week.
Station 73 is located at 3570 Lyman Street in Logandale, Nev., and serves the entire Moapa Valley area in addition to Station 72 in Moapa, Nev. and Station 74 in Overton, Nev.
“This is a very popular event for all the communities in Moapa Valley,” said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington. “All the agencies that serve the area participate in the event to help educate residents about fire safety and emergency medical response.”
Emergency responders will demonstrate a vehicle extraction during the open house as well as the use of wildland fire sheltering techniques firefighters may have to deploy during a fire. A Mercy Air helicopter is scheduled to arrive at 4 p.m. Citizens also can spray a fire hose, and participate in a raffle hosted by Farmers Insurance. The Moapa Valley Rotary will cook hot dogs supplied by Lin’s Market and serve ice cream provided by the Inside Scoop.
Other participants include Medic West, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (METRO), the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Fire Safe Council, Nevada State Fire Association, the U.S. National Park Service, Nevada Highway Patrol, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Mesa View Home Care and the Citizens Emergency Response Team.
WildFire Awareness Week is organized to remind residents about the potential for wildfires during the spring and summer months when vegetation is the driest. Fire officials say several actions can help reduce the threat of wildfires including clearing vegetation and debris from around your home; properly soaking and disposing of cigarette butts, charcoal briquettes and other materials that can start fires; adhering to posted fire restrictions on public lands; equipping all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and similar vehicles with spark arrestors; and using fireworks labeled with a “safe and sane” seal only from June 28 to July 4 when fireworks are legal under Clark County code. No fireworks, including the safe and sane variety, are allowed on public lands. ###
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 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-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.