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Saturday, April 19, 2014
News Release

Contact: Stacey Welling 
Phone: (702) 455-3201 
Email: stac@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Thursday, September 26, 2013 
Fire Station 23 to Host Open House on Oct. 12; Free Flu Shots Available  

    The Clark County Fire Department is hosting a community open house at Fire Station 23 on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The fire station is located at 4250 E. Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard in District D, represented by Commissioner Lawrence Weekly.  

    The open house is being held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Month, which falls in October each year.  The Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition and Helping Kids Clinic are offering free flu shots at the event. Volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corporation will help administer the vaccinations.  

    “We are grateful to be able to offer free flu shots at this open house thanks to our community partners,” Commissioner Weekly said. “You also will get the opportunity to take a tour of the fire station and meet the responders who serve your neighborhood.”  

    Fire safety, injury prevention and other types of information will be available in English and Spanish at the open house. Clark County’s Fire and Building departments are sponsors of the Health District’s annual ABC&D’s of Drowning Prevention campaign, which emphasizes adult supervision and barriers around swimming pools year-round.

    “Our open houses are a great opportunity to learn how to keep your family safe,” said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington. “As the weather gets cooler, people are more likely to use candles, space heaters and other items in your home that can spark fires.”              

    Open house participants include the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition, American Red Cross, Nevada Child Seekers, Nevada Healthy Homes, and staff from Clark County Business License and the District Attorney’s office.  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 and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s McGruff crime dog.                        

    The next open house will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 65, 3825 Starr Ave., in the southwest part of the valley near Valley View Boulevard and Southern Highlands Parkway.  

    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 County  is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 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.

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