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Las Vegas Fire and Rescue (LVFR) is armed with 664 firefighters and 18 fire stations protecting residents in a 133 square mile range. The outlying communities of Boulder City, North Las Vegas and Henderson operate their own fire departments. LVFR is an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class One department and is an Internationally Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. In addition to fire protection, the department works closely with the community to educate residents about fire safety issues.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue provides fire education programs to the public and to businesses. Fire station tours and school visits are also offered, along with requests for speaking engagements. Other programs offered through LVFR include:
The Fire Safety House is a unique mobile classroom that teaches young children what to do in the event of a fire or earthquake. Requests for the Fire Safety House must be made at least four weeks before the class and approved by Public Information Officer (PIO) Tim Szymanski.
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue uses two computer simulators for live, hands-on fire extinguisher training. The class is approximately one hour in length with a maximum capacity of 30 people. There is no fee for the class. Special classes for larger groups can be arranged by calling Jo O'Rourke at 702.383.2888.
Free smoke alarms are available for qualified individuals. For more information about the program, call Jo O'Rourke at 702.383.2888.
During certain times of the year, the Las Vegas Valley is visited by bees which can cause injury. For more information about the bees, call 702.229.2000 to listen to a four minute recording that offers advice. Bee safety classes are also available to groups and businesses. For details, call Jo O'Rourke at 702. 229.0066.
Hotel/Hospital Employee Life Safety Program (H.E.L.P.)
This specialized two-hour class for employees of hotels/casinos and hospitals provides information on what to do in the event of a fire or other emergency. The class includes hands-on fire extinguisher training. Call Fire-PIO Tim Szymanski at 702.229.0145 to discuss setting up a free program.
A two night/two-hour class on home and business fire prevention is available through a number of public schools and public facilities. Visit the LVFR website for details.
This volunteer program is comprised of local citizens who want to help Las Vegas Fire & Rescue in the event of a large disaster or emergency. Classes are held each Tuesday night from February to May. The class is free. Applications are available in November of each year. For more information about the program, call the CFA Hotline at 702. 229.0146.
- From The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce - http://www.lvchamber.com/living-las-vegas
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has been keeping Las Vegans safe since 1973. LVMPD operates eight stations located throughout the city. With more than 3,595 police officers, LVMPD works daily to keep Las Vegas safe. LVMPD maintains a workforce that is trained in a variety of safety strategies and works with the community to reduce crime. Programs such as Citizen's Police Academy, Crime Stoppers, Neighborhood Watch, Gang Prevention and the Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program all work to help the city minimize crime.
Student safety is a top priority, so in addition to traditional police departments, the Clark County School District (CCSD) maintains a police department. The CCSD police department works closely with local police to create specific programs designed to fit its students' needs. It also conducts the drug use prevention and education DARE program at local schools.
- Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce - http://www.lvchamber.com/living-las-vegas