Fire Station 26 to Host Dec. 8 Open House
The Clark County Fire Department will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 26, located at 4030 S. El Capitan Way near Durango Drive and Flamingo Road.
The Dec. 8 open house coincides with the 11th annual “Fill the Fire Truck” holiday toy drive sponsored by the Southern Nevada Burn Foundation and United Citizens Foundation. A donation box will be on hand at the open house for visitors to drop off unwrapped toys or gift cards. Toys also can be donated at any Clark County fire station through Dec. 16. The toys are being distributed to children through local agencies, charities and churches.
“Our Fire Department is happy to hold this open house in conjunction with the firefighters’ annual toy drive,” said Clark County Commission Chair Susan Brager, whose District F includes Fire Station 26. “Our open houses are fun and educational for the whole family, and if you donate any toys at our event we’ll make sure they go to children who are in need this holiday season.”
The Fire Department hosts open houses with community partners every other month at different County fire stations. Participants in December’s 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 and Department of Business License. The Fire Department’s popular “Captain Be Safe” inflatable firefighter character also will be on hand.
The next open house will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 23, located at 4250 E. Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard.
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.
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.