The Clark County Fire Department is hosting a community open house in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, Earthquake Safety Month and Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 25, located at 5210 S. Pecos, 89120, near Tropicana Avenue. Free starter safety kits to encourage emergency preparedness, and free florescent Halloween wrist bands to promote trick or treater safety will be given away while supplies last. Fliers: English, Spanish
"Our Fire Department open houses are always popular with the public and very educational," said Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson, whose District G includes the station. "We encourage children and families to visit Station 25, meet the firefighters who serve your neighborhood and have some fun together."
This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware – Fire can happen anywhere." Residents are encouraged to have a home escape plan for their families in the event of a fire. Earthquake safety also is a theme. Nevada is the fourth most seismically active state after Alaska, California, and Hawaii. If you feel an earthquake, officials recommend people "drop, cover and hold" until the shaking stops. That means moving a few steps to a nearby safe place. Drop to the ground, cover your head to protect yourself from falling objects, and hold still.
"Fall is a great time of the year to offer general safety advice to the public, and we appreciate the support we get from community partners to help make our open houses a success," said Fire Chief Greg Cassell. October's open house will feature "jaws of life" vehicle demonstrations, fire station/engine tours, and appearances by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's McGruff crime dog, and the Fire Department's popular "Captain-B-Safe" inflatable firefighter character.
The next open house will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 38, 1755 Silver Hawk Ave., 89123, near Spencer Street. Holiday safety and emergency medical service will be the theme. Donations for the firefighters' annual toy drive also will be accepted. 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.