The Clark County Fire Department is partnering with the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to support the 18th annual "Fill the Fire Truck" holiday toy drive from Friday, Nov. 29, through Saturday, Dec. 21.
The public can drop off new, unwrapped toys or gift cards at any Clark County fire station during business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week through Saturday, Dec. 21. Rural volunteer fire stations are accepting donations through Monday, Dec. 16. The locations of Clark County fire stations are listed on the Fire Department's website pages. Donations also will be collected at the Fire Department's open house on Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 23, 4250 E. Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard with emergency medical service and holiday safety as its theme.
"We look forward to participating in the toy drive each year and are grateful for the generous support we receive from the public and our community partners," said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. "Our goal is to help make the holidays brighter for local kids."
Firehouse Sub's 13 locations in the Las Vegas Valley are accepting donations for this year's toy drive through Dec. 16. Additionally, area fire departments will participate in "Fill-the-Truck" toy drives outside participating Wal-Mart stores starting Friday, Nov. 29. Fire engines and volunteer off-duty firefighters from different agencies will be parked outside stores from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 29; Saturday and Sunday Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, and Dec. 14 and 15; and Saturday, Dec. 21. The list of participating Wal-Mart stores is:
- 6464 N. Decatur Blvd. (Near the I-215)
- 540 Marks St. (Sunset/Marks)
- 7200 Arroyo Cross Parkway (Rainbow/215), 89113 (Clark County Fire Department location)
- 201 N. Nellis Blvd. (Charleston)
- 8060 W. Tropical Parkway (Centennial/95)
The last day to drop off items for the toy drive is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the Burn Foundation's office located at 3111 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite B-111. The toys will be distributed to more than 40 local organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, and schools and churches. In 2018, more than 28,000 toys were collected for the effort. For more information about the toy drive or the Burn Foundation, contact the organization at (702) 485-6820 or www.theburnfoundation.org.