The Clark County Fire Department is hosting a back-to-school-themed community open house on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station 14, 3260 Topaz, 89121, near Eastern Avenue and Desert Inn Road. Back-to-school safety is the theme. Free backpacks and school supplies will be given away while supplies last.
"The focus on back to school safety makes this open house one of our most popular of the year," said County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, whose Commission District E includes Fire Station 14. "There will be great information available for families, and all our residents are welcome to attend."
The Fire Department hosts open houses with community partners every other month on Saturdays at different fire stations in the County.
"We host our open houses as educational opportunities to enhance the safety of our local residents," said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. "We appreciate the support we get from our community partners in making these events a success."
AXOS Bank and Southwest Gas are donating the school supplies for the August open house. With the recent earthquakes in California and Nevada, staff from the Fire Department's Office of Emergency Management will be on hand with free earthquake and emergency preparedness material. The upcoming open house also will feature "jaws of life" demonstrations to show equipment used to remove victims from car crashes. There will be a children's fishing derby and tours of the fire station, vehicles, and the Department of Building and Fire Prevention's safety house.
The next open house will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 17, 5110 Andover, 89122, near Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway. Earthquake preparedness and safety will be the theme. 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 Kelly Foster at (702) 455-7327.