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Friday, November 28, 2014
News Release

Contact: Stacey Welling 
Phone: (702) 455-3201 
Email: stac@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Friday, August 30, 2013 
Goodsprings Volunteer Fire Station 78 to Host Open House on Sept. 7 

    Volunteer firefighters at Fire Station 78 in Goodsprings are hosting an open house on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

    Station 78 is located at 375 N. Beacon Street in Goodsprings, Nev., about 30 miles south of Las Vegas. The station serves the town of Goodsprings, which has a population of about 200, and assists on calls in Sandy Valley and Jean when needed.  

    “Volunteer fire stations play a very important role in our rural communities,” Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, whose district F in the southern part of the Las Vegas Valley includes Goodsprings. “Their volunteer firefighters are the first to respond to emergencies in their communities and we are grateful for the dedicated service they provide.”  

    Free fire safety and injury prevention information will be available at the Sept. 7 open house in addition to hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks. The Clark County Fire Department’s inflatable Captain Be Safe character is making a visit as well as Smokey the Bear. The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management also are event participants.      

    Volunteer firefighters under go background checks and are required to meet Fire Department training standards, which include passing a physical fitness test. For more information about becoming a volunteer firefighter visit: http://volunteerfirefighter.org/NV.

   For more information Fire Station 78’s open house or to donate to the event, call (702) 874-5250 or (702) 874-1502.                                          

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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 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.