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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
News Release

Contact: Stacey Welling 
Phone: (702) 455-3201 
Email: stac@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Friday, July 19, 2013 
Fire Station 33 to Host Open House on Aug. 10 

    The Clark County Fire Department is hosting a community open house on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station 33, located at 865 E. Desert Inn Road between Paradise Road and Maryland Pkwy., with back-to-school safety as its theme.  

    “The Fire Department’s open house in August is one of the most popular of the year because of its focus on back-to-school safety,” said Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, who represents the area. “Free health screenings and immunizations for children are offered and you also can meet the firefighters who serve your neighborhood.”  

    The Fire Department hosts open houses with community partners every other month on Saturdays at different neighborhood fire stations.  The Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition along with Helping Kids Clinic and Roseman University are offering no-cost, back-to school immunizations at the Aug. 10 event. Attendees also will receive information about injury prevention, fire safety and drowning prevention. 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.  

    “We appreciate the support of Clark County Firefighters Local 1908 and our community partners in hosting our open houses and helping us to make them a success,” said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington. “Last year’s event in August drew more than 400 children. It’s a marvelous opportunity to provide important life-safety information to children and their parents.”              

    Other 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, Oct. 12, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 23, 4250 E. Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard. No-cost flu shots will be offered.

   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.