Clark County's Parks & Recreation Department and Fire Department are teaming up to host a pancake breakfast and egg hunt as part of Fire Station 20's open house on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The fire station is located at 5865 Judson St., near Nellis and Lake Mead Boulevards.
Staff from the Cora Coleman Senior Center next door to Station 20 will serve pancakes at the fire station starting at 8:30 a.m. while supplies last. An egg hunt will follow the open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bob Price Recreation Center, 2050 Bonnie Lane, next to the Cora Coleman Center. Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, whose District B includes the neighborhood, plans to stop by the event.
"This is one of the most popular Fire Department open houses of the year because of the partnership that Station 20 has with the Cora Coleman Center and Bob Price Recreation Center," Commissioner Kirkpatrick said. "We encourage families and our residents to come out and enjoy the fun, and also take the opportunity to learn some important safety information."
The theme of the Station 20 open house is drowning prevention. "With the arrival of spring in the Las Vegas Valley, we can't stress enough how important it is to designate a water watcher any time children are near a swimming pool or any body of water," said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. "Everyone needs to be aware of how quickly drownings can happen, and what we need to do to keep kids safe."
The Fire Department hosts open houses every other month at different fire stations in the County. The April event will feature "jaws of life" demonstrations 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 fire safety house. Scheduled partners include Nevada Child Seekers, Car Seats for Christy, Clark County Office of Emergency Management, Clark County Recorder, Nevada Senior Medical Patrol, Southwest Gas, Trauma Intervention Program, Bikers Against Child Abuse, Immunize Nevada, Community Ambulance, Metro volunteers with McGruff the crime dog, and the Fire Department's popular "Captain-B-Safe" inflatable firefighter character.
The next open house will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station 31 at 2190 S. Hollywood Blvd., near East Sahara Avenue. Summer 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.