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Friday, September 19, 2014
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Contact: stac@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Phone: (702) 455-3201 
Email: stac@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Thursday, April 04, 2013 
Fire, Parks Departments to Host Open House Pancake Breakfast With Commissioner Collins 

       Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins and Clark County’s Fire and Parks and Recreation departments will host an open house and pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Fire Station 20, located at 5865 Judson St., near Nellis and Lake Mead boulevards.  

    The Fire Department hosts open houses with community partners every other month at different fire stations in the County.

    “Neighborhood fire stations are an important part of the fabric of our community,” said Commissioner Collins, whose Commission District B includes Fire Station 20 and the neighboring Cora Coleman Senior Center and the Bob "E" Price Community Center. “We’ve combined our annual pancake breakfast at Station 20 with the open house to make it one big event for the whole family to enjoy." 

    Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington added: “Our open houses are an opportunity to meet the firefighters who serve your neighborhood and learn some important life-safety information. Now that spring is upon us, drowning prevention is a key area of focus in addition to backyard barbecue safety.”  

    Participating agencies at the event include Safe Kids Coalition, Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition, Water Reclamation, the American Red Cross, Nevada Child Seekers, Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada, Clark County School District Police, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s McGruff crime dog, and staff from the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, Recorder Office and Department of Business License. 

    The Fire Department’s fire safety house, which teaches children how to get out of their homes safely in case of fire, also will be at the event in addition to its popular “Captain Be Safe” inflatable firefighter character.              

    The next open house will be held on Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fire Station 21, 5015 W. Oquendo Road near South Decatur Boulevard and Russell Road.  

    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 Assistant Fire Chief Sandra Baker at (702) 250-8404.

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    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 12th-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.