The Clark County Fire Department is hosting a community open house at Fire Station 38 on Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the annual firefighters' toy drive. The fire station is located at
1755 Silver Hawk, 89123, near Spencer Street.
The Dec. 8 open house coincides with the 17th annual "Fill the Fire Truck" holiday toy drive sponsored by the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. A donation box will be set up at the open house for visitors to drop off new, unwrapped toys or gift cards. Toys also can be donated at any Clark County fire station through Thursday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, in the Las Vegas Valley and until Dec. 17 at rural fire stations. The toys will be distributed to children through local charities and churches.
"We look forward to hosting the December open house in conjunction with the firefighters' annual toy drive because it's such a great cause for kids in our community," said Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, whose District A includes Fire Station 38. "We also are happy to report that Santa will be taking time out form his busy schedule to join us. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the family fun."
The theme for December's open house is holiday safety and emergency medical service.
"We want everyone to have a happy and healthy holiday season," said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. "Please do not drink and drive or be under the influence of any drugs that could put yourself and others in harm's way when you are behind the wheel. We also encourage you to be careful using candles and space heaters this time of year, and make sure you keep holiday decorations and Christmas trees a safe distance from heaters and fireplaces. Also, remember to keep your Christmas trees watered 24 hours a day. If the needles get brittle and start falling off, it's time to remove trees from your home."
The Fire Department teams up with community partners every other month to host open house at different neighborhood fire stations throughout Clark County. December's open house will feature "jaws of life" vehicle demonstrations, fire station/engine tours, and the Clark County Building & Fire Prevention Department's Fire Safety House.
The next open house will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 66, 7929 Mountains Edge Pkwy., 89178. Heart health and emergency medical service 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.